August 08, 2020 By C! Magazine Staff

The new Land Rover Defender finally drives its way onto Philippine roads

It was last year when Land Rover unveiled the eagerly-awaited new-generation Defender—the successor to one of the most iconic nameplates in the industry. And yes, word at that time was that it would make its way to the Philippines. Well, it has found its way to the country, as well as the rest of Asia via a grand digital reveal last night, August 7, 2020.

As you may have already seen by now, it is still possesses the same profile that has now become a trademark of the nameplate. All British Cars, official Philippine distributor of Land Rover vehicles will initially offer the Defender 110 with a longer wheelbase. Those that want the 3-door Defender 90 will need to wait a bit longer as it will arrive early next year.

Still the Defender 110 serves up the best of several worlds. It’s got comfort with the Land Rover kind of luxury, as well as connectivity via the Pivi Pro infotainment and user interface that easily allows pairing of mobile devices, among others.

Buyers can choose between 4 different “flavors”, namely, Urban, Adventure, Country, and Explorer. The Urban puts more bright work in places like the pedals and scuff plates, as well as a spare tire cover. Country gives more protection for going to the, err, country with goodies like mudflaps, fender flares, and even a hose to wash down your cargo bay after use.

But for those that really want to take their Defender out in to the wild, (and who doesn’t?), there are the Adventure and Explorer packages. The former adds a side cargo box, seat backpack, and air compressor, while the latter throws in a roof storage box to stow all your gear.

And this is really the Defender’s reason for being. Thanks to all-wheel drive, available Open or Active Differentials, a 291mm ground clearance, and approach, break over, and departure angles of 38, 28, and 40, respectively, it can tackle any kind of terrain.

And we know this as the original Defender has been tackling some of the planet’s harshest places for decades. It has been the choice of the Red Cross and other organization that need a truly capable vehicle.

As for power, the newest Defender comes with a 3.0-liter inline-6 motor with electric supercharger, twin-scroll turbo, and a 48V mild hybrid system. This combo is good for 400bhp and 405lb-ft of torque. Sure, the Defender is not about speed but this one can do the 0-100km/h run in just 6.1 seconds.

Power, comfort, true off-road capability. So how much for this, you ask?

The new Land Rover Defender 110 is priced at:

  • Defender S: P6,090,000
  • Defender Urban: P6,210,000
  • Defender Country: P6,260,000
  • Defender Adventure: P6,340,000
  • Defender Explorer: P6,510,000

There is also a Defender First Edition priced at P9,290,000 that adds privacy glass, panoramic sunroof, and adaptive LED headlights. It also gets 20-inch wheels and the Terrain Response 2 system.

Check out the new Defender at All British Cars today.

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