Land Rover has expanded the Defender range with a new plug-in hybrid model, the P400e.
GOOD FOR THE EARTH, AND CRAWLING OVER IT
The new drivetrain features a turbocharged 2-litre 4-cylinder petrol engine with 296bhp and a 105kW (141bhp) electric motor powered by a 19.2kWh battery. Their total output is 398bhp. Land Rover claims it can also deliver a pure electric range of 43km.
In addition, Land Rover says the Defender P400e manages up to 30.3km/L while delivering a zero to 100km/h sprint time of 5.6 seconds.
All Land Rover Defender P400e models will have 20-inch alloy wheels, Electronic Air Suspension and a charging port located on the left-hand side of the vehicle.
A Mode 3 charging cable comes as standard, while an optional Mode 2 cable is also available. The Mode 3 charging cable enables charging to 80% in two hours, while charging via a Mode 2 cable takes around seven hours to charge to 80% – ideal for home charging.
With a 50kW rapid charger, the P400e charges to 80% capacity in 30 minutes.
The Defender P400e will still offer both high and low range off-road capabilities in full electric mode.
LAND ROVER DEFENDER: NEW X-DYNAMIC TRIM
A new X-Dynamic trim is also being offered, for those looking for a tougher look and feel on their Defender.
Exterior accents on the X-Dynamic trim include Silicon Satin front and rear skid pans, a matching grille bar and badges, plus Rear Recovery Loops in Satin Black.
All alloy wheels for the X-Dynamic trim come in Satin Dark Grey/Gloss Black finish, while the mirror caps, window decals and lower sill and wheel arch claddings are finished in Narvik Black.
Inside, the X-Dynamic trim also gets unique elements including illuminated metal treadplates and a new Robustec seat material in Duotone colour finish.
The new Robustec material is supposedly inspired by workman’s gloves and patches on motorbike jackets. It is hard-wearing and resistant to abrasions, with a hexagonal pattern and unique texture.