RM 798,800 - 998,800TBC

Land Rover Defender 2021 Price In Malaysia

Land Rover Defender Specs
SegmentExecutive
BodyTypeSUV
TransmissionAT
Capacity2.0 - 3.0L
Horsepower300 - 400PS
Seats5

The 2021 - 2022 Land Rover Defender is offered in 2 variants - which are priced from RM 798,800 to RM 998,800, the base model of defender is 2021 Land Rover Defender 110 2.0L which is at a price of RM 798,800 and the top variant of Land Rover Defender is 2021 Land Rover Defender 110 3.0L MHEV which is offered at a price of RM 998,800.

Pros&Cons

Pros

  • A chassis and powertrain combination that is one of the best to drive over the toughest terrains
  • On-road composure and ride comfort much improved, similar to premium German SUVs. It is smooth and quite befitting the brand and premium image.
  • Plenty of storage spaces in the spacious cabin.

Cons

  • It is a large vehicle, so manoeuvring it around narrow streets can be difficult. The side-hinged tailgate also makes the loading of goods a hassle as one worries about hitting the door and spare tyre into another parked cars
  • The mild-hybrid powertrain is not as fuel-efficient as listed.
  • Land Rover products have been voted to be unreliable, often at the bottom of the lists at quality, durability and reliability surveys. Thus, users should be well aware that the Defender could suffer from frequent flashing of warning lights and visits to dealership

  • Overview
  • Exterior
  • Interior
  • Features
  • Powertrain
  • Driving Performance
  • Ride Comfort
  • Fuel Comusmption
  • Conclusion
  • Overview

    Land Rover Defender – Overview

    The latest generation Land Rover Defender has placed individual and private consumers as its main target market. We usually see the-90s Defender being used by armed forces around the world, but the company is moving away from that image. 

    The Land Rover Defender is a unique product, pursuing users who specifically want a high degree of off-road capability with premium features. As such the Mercedes-Benz G-Class is its closest competitor in Malaysia. Other large SUVs such as the Audi Q7, Toyota Land Cruiser and Volvo XC90 can be considered too.

    Globally, it is available in two body styles, the 3-door Defender 90 and the 5-door Defender 110. Plenty of seating variation that includes 5, 6 and 7 seats are available.



  • Exterior

    Land Rover Defender – Exterior

    Underneath the stylish boxy exterior is an all-new monocoque bodyshell. Land Rover says it is three times stronger than the traditional body-on-frame construction of the past as well as lightweight thanks to high amounts of aluminium material.
    One feature that is unique to just the Land Rover Defender is the pair of window slits on the back half of the edges of the roof. The items, called Alpine Light Windows, provide additional lighting into the cabin as well as a nice design touch.

    2020 Land Rover Defender dimensions

    Length

    5,018 mm

    Width

    1,996 mm

    Height

    1,967 mm

    Wheelbase

    3,022 mm

    Plenty of faux grilles and vents are placed on the front to replicate off-roading toughness and lineage towards the Defender name. Overall, the boxy shape, upright windscreen and vertical tail is somewhat a breath of fresh air into the current premium design landscape that is predictable and almost generic.

    The slim-opening grille is flanked by Matrix LED headlamps with signature DRL lighting. Wheel size is 20-inch with a full-sized spare tyre continuing to be mounted on the tailgate for aesthetic reasons, rather than convenience as users in urban areas are unlikely to be able to replace the heavy wheel on their own.


    The tail lamps are also designed as individual lighting units rather than one large signature to recreate the circular pieces of the icon. There are plenty of accessories to complement the new Land Rover Defender, such as deployable side steps, roof racks, roof ladder, spare wheel covers, storage boxes and even a raised air intake snorkel.

  • Interior

    Land Rover Defender – Interior

    Dashboard

    The design and layout of the dashboard reflect the Defender product image, focusing on utilitarian rather than avantgarde. Running across the dashboard are two large decorative horizontal bars (upholstery colour-coded too) that house both driver display and central infotainment display, called Pivi Pro digital environment. 

    A large Defender logo is also written across the width of the front passenger section. There are plenty of storage spaces on the dashboard itself.


    The shift lever, air-conditioning controls and the Terrain Response switch are all housed on a console just below the central display on the dashboard. The lower console has also been used as a design communicator in the new Land Rover Defender. It features rugged fastening “bolts” on the sides, a similar theme and pattern seen on the door panels too.

    Instrument cluster

    The instrument cluster in the Land Rover Defender houses a 12.3-inch interactive driver display with customisable content. A head-up display can also be included to complement the instrument cluster. Graphics are sharp and response is fast, meeting expectations.


    Space and practicality

    The Land Rover Defender takes storage and practicality two notches up in the premium SUV segment. As all switches and shift levers have been moved upwards onto the dashboard, the lower console is a large storage area.
    The lower console can even be fitted with a refrigerated storage box or left on its own, it’s a basic cupholder with a two-tier arrangement.


    12-volt power sockets and USB chargers are available for both front and rear passengers. With a wide exterior, the interior feels immense too, with large front seats as well as rear seats. In the 5-seater configuration, luggage space is listed as 857 litres, while the 5 plus 2, with the third row folded down, has 743 litres of space.

  • Features

    Land Rover Defender – Features

    Safety features

    There are 6 airbags in the new Land Rover Defender. Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) are a cost option, with adaptive cruise control, active lane-keeping, and blind-spot monitoring are a-la-carte items in the personalization menu of the iconic SUV.

    360-degree birds eye view 3D Surround camera is regularly fitted as standard by Land Rover Malaysia though, and a novel system called Clearsight Ground View provides incredible “under bonnet” visibility while traversing in off-road paths and obstacles. Clever!

    The rearview mirror has also been upgraded to a digital unit called ClearSight Rear View Mirror, displaying an unobstructed image of the rear of the vehicle. The large front seats in the Land RoverDefender come with plenty of adjustments, cooling, plus a four-way lumbar with memory function. 

    Four-zone automatic air-conditioning with multiple rear cooling vents is a standard fitment. The occupants also sit higher in the new Land Rover Defender, and looking out of the vehicle is greatly aided by large windows. Occupants on the third row also have air-conditioning vents directed at them as well as independent fan speed control.

    Upholstery materials are meanwhile against the norm, being targeted as the ultimate recreational vehicle. Apart from tough fabric and leather, there is also the option for hard-wearing materials. The large central display called Pivi Pro measures 10.0 inches and functions as the control for the vehicle settings plus information on the 4x4i system. 

    Smartphone connectivity is standard and there is even communication via apps.A Meridian premium sound system plays high-quality output over 10 speakers and an amplifier with 400-Watt power. There is also a wireless smartphone charger just below the large centre armrest.

  • Powertrain

    Land Rover Defender – Powertrain

    Engine

    All engines in the Land Rover Defender are now from the Ingenium range. The base Defender model features the P300 designation with a turbocharged 2.0-litre in-line four engine that packs a maximum of 300 PS/400 Nm of torque, while the P400 is a 3.0-litre six-cylinder engine with 400 PS/550 Nm of torque and mild hybrid assistance.

    For those who need the extra grunt, a new 5.0-litre V8 engine with supercharger is available, delivering 525 PS and 625 Nm of torque. All variants of the Land Rover Defender only come with the 8-speed automatic transmission. Shift paddles are not placed on the steering wheel as they hamper the progress of driving on off-road terrains.

    The front and rear independent suspension are laid out using a multi-link arrangement with plenty of aluminium members. The shock absorbers are electronic adaptive air suspension units and are standard in the Land Rover Defender. The system allows as much as 75 mm raising or 40 mm lowering plus a self-levelling function when on the move. At the luggage area, users can lower the suspension height to ease the loading of goods

    Land Rover also has designed the Defender SUV to wade water channels or rivers up to a depth of 900 mm. It is also a high-tech setup, using ultrasonic sensors in the door mirrors to provide a warning when water levels are near the limit!

    Permanent four-wheel drive traction is assured in the Land Rover Defender. There is also a two-speed transfer box for high and low ranges. Selecting the appropriate drive and traction mode has been made incredibly simple via the Terrain Response controller that has different profiles for grass, mud, sand, rock crawling as well as water wading.


    For models with Terrain Response 2, the clever electronics and sensors automatically select the most appropriate setting. Under the ‘Configurable Terrain Response’ feature, the driver can customize the powertrain, steering, differentials and traction control settings to meet his or her specific needs. An electronic active differential can also be specified for situations where traction is a premium.

  • Driving Performance

    Land Rover Defender – Driving Performance

    The Land Rover Defender P300 completes 0 to 100 km/h in 7.4 seconds, while the P400 six-cylinder unit with 400 PS does it in 6.1 seconds. As for the recently available Defender V8, it does the benchmark sprint time in just 5.4 seconds.
    Straight-line performance is not the Defender’s key attribute. 

    Even in its lightest configuration, the Defender is 2.2 tonnes kerb weight. Nonetheless, acceleration is brisk with smooth gearshifts similar to current German large SUVs. There is no road condition that is too tough for the Defender in Malaysia.


    Steering and handling

    The electronic air suspension does provide benchmark-level steering precision and acceptable levels of body roll, in fact, similar to the larger Range Rover Velar. However, given its tall body and off-road-focused chassis tuning, body roll is evident compared to the soccer-mom type of SUVs such as Audi Q7 and Volvo XC90.

  • Ride Comfort

    Land Rover Defender – Ride Comfort

    Air suspension provides plenty of comfort via self-levelling and adaptive control logic. The usage of the monocoque body shell plus multi-link independent rear suspension is incredibly evident here, with comfort levels that are similar to the German SUVs and much better than the Mercedes-Benz G-Class and Toyota Land Cruiser which are body-on-frame and live-axle hardware. 

    The tyres that have an all-terrain pattern for better traction on unpaved roads are relatively silent, with the noise well cancelled out before reaching the occupants.



  • Fuel Comusmption

    Land Rover Defender – Fuel Economy

    The fuel consumption of the Land Rover Defender is approximately 12 litres per 100 km (8.3 km/L) for the P300 and 11.2 l/100 km for the P400 mild-hybrid under the WLTP testing standard.

  • Conclusion

    Land Rover Defender – Conclusion

    The Land Rover Defender is somewhat a breath of fresh air into the large premium SUV segment. While more and more vehicles look predictable, plain and even boring, the design of the new Defender is certainly different and unique in its own way with its more upright windscreen and vertical drop tailgate.


    The interior is incredibly spacious and plenty of storage areas paired with an easy to use central display. Off-road capability takes centre stage in the Defender, thus straight-line get-up-and-go performance is behind its rivals.
    Nonetheless, on the highway, the Defender is quiet and comfortable. Fuel consumption is high though, even with the mild-hybrid assistance.

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