Modern Design, Comfort, Off-Road Capability, Personalisation
Almost Range Rover money, LR’s Reliability Record
The new Defender is finally here in India! And it has a steep hill to climb. A metaphorical hill to climb. One that is fraught with not just off-road ability and broken tarmac, but faces the daily chaotic grind in the urban jungle while also justifying to be a worthy alternative to our Range Rover loving folks who care more about elevated luxury over muddy racing. The new Defender is available in 90 and 110 forms and this five-door 110 has arrived first, with a choice of a single petrol engine. Prices start at Rs. 79.94 lakhs which means it is actually cheaper than a Range Rover, and because it’s got 7 seats with a more serious off-roading kit, it’s more practical as well. But the old Defender wasn’t a very good road biased car and we’ve never had the previous gen in India! So, the question we hope to answer is - is this new generation of Iconic Land Rover better than ever before, and is it the best SUV you can buy today? Let’s start with that first bit.