The Land Rover Defender 90 is now available in India, with pricing ranging from Rs 76.57 lakh to Rs 1.12 crore (both ex-showroom). It’s the Defender’s short-wheelbase variant, and it’s only available in a three-door form. A higher-spec petrol model of the lengthier Defender 110 has also been quietly released by the automaker.
Three engine options are now available for the Defender 90 and 110: two petrol and one diesel. A 2.0-litre petrol engine with 300PS and 400Nm is the smallest of the two petrol engines. A mild-hybrid system aids the bigger 3.0-litre engine, which produces 400PS and 550Nm. This is the same engine that is currently available in the Defender 110. The only diesel engine available is a 3.0-litre unit with 300PS and 650Nm of torque. All engines are turbocharged and have all-wheel drive (all-wheel-drive).
The Defender 90 is a smaller vehicle with a length of 4,583mm and a wheelbase of 2,587mm. The Defender 110, on the other hand, is 5,018mm long and has a 3,022mm wheelbase. Both vehicles are nearly equal in terms of width and height. Due to its shorter length, the Defender 90 may only be ordered as a five-seater, with a jump seat in the front row allowing it to accommodate six when necessary.
The Defender 90 is available in three versions: Defender, x-Dynamic, and Defender X. Like previous Land Rovers, the first two may be equipped with S, SE, and HSE add-on packs. The Defender X, on the other hand, is a full-featured package. There are four accessory packs available from the manufacturer: Explorer, Adventure, Country, and Urban. These will aid in visually distinguishing the Defender.
The Defender 90 comes standard with the Pivi infotainment system, which has its own battery backup and can load practically instantly as the engine is turned on. The car also supports over-the-air (OTA) upgrades, allowing consumers to obtain all of the newest software changes without having to visit a service centre.
The Defender 90 is equipped with a customizable terrain response mode, as it is the hardcore off-road-oriented model of the Defender. It lets the driver to fine-tune the vehicle’s settings to fit the ground underneath it. It also includes a new Wade software that configures all of the vehicle’s available systems such that the Defender 90 can readily wade through water.