2021 Land Rover Defender 90

2021 Land Rover Defender 90

2021 Land Rover Defender 90

2021 Land Rover Defender 90

2021 Land Rover Defender 90

This is the Land Rover Defender. An icon reimagined for the 21st century. Driven by a passion and respect for the original, the New Defender delivers transformational breadth of capability. Advanced all-terrain technologies redefine adventure for the 21st century, remaining true to the pioneering spirit that has been a Land Rover hallmark for over 70 years.

Beside the peerless luxury and refinement of the Range Rover family, and the highly capable and versatile Discovery SUVs, the New Defender completes the Land Rover dynasty. The Defender 110 was just the start for this family of some of the most capable and durable 4x4s in the world. It has been followed by the compact, short wheelbase Land Rover Defender 90.

Personalize for your world

The 2021 Land Rover Defender is available in 90 and 110 body designs, with up to six seats available in the 90 and the option of five, six or 5+2 seating in the 110. At launch, the model range comprised the Defender, First Edition and top-of-the-range Defender X models. New for 2021 Model Year is the Defender X-Dynamic, bridging the gap between Defender and Defender X with a tough exterior look and unique interior fittings to set it apart from the rest of the lineup. The Defender X-Dynamic can be enhanced further with a choice of S, SE and HSE Specification Packs.


Land Rover has defined all-terrain capability and toughness from the conception of its very first 4x4. The Series and Defender models before it have gone above and beyond for decades, securing iconic status for their ability to help people make more of their world. The New Defender takes these much loved characteristics and reimagines them for the 21st century.

Exterior finishes

Land Rover has developed a curated exterior palette with unique colors just for the New Defender. A lot of body work is exposed in the interior - so the color palettes are modular between interior and exterior.

On the X derivative, the gloss black inset contrast hood is standard along with Gloss Black claddings. To give further differentiation between the X and Core vehicles, the front and rear skid pans and other detailed exterior parts are coated in a Starlight Satin finish. To perfectly bridge the gap between the two, the Defender X-Dynamic blends gloss painted Narvik Black exterior door and wheelarch cladding with Silicon Satin skid pans.

Constructivist interior design

The constructivist modular interior architecture of the Defender communicates its highly functional nature, underpinned by its practical layout and reductive design.

Alan Sheppard, Director, Interior Design, Land Rover, said, "Within, we strived to harness the Defender vehicle's profound spirit of boundless adventure. A comfortable interior which is at once impeccably handsome for the discerning, shrewd in functionality and prudently qualified in anticipation of any adversity."

HSE models feature high grade Windsor Leather, while the Defender X features Windsor Leather in combination with Steelcut Premium Textile accent for enhanced durability. This premium textile from Kvadrat is a 30 percent wool blend and is also available as a full alternative to the leather upholstery paired with Miko Suedecloth.

Customers can also choose from a curated range of veneers and finishers, which include a rugged rough-cut Walnut or Natural Smoked Dark Oak Veneer, both of which are open pore to give a more natural haptic. Powder coating colors available include Dark Grey for the 'X' derivative and Light Grey as standard on mainline Defender and X-Dynamic models, with the option of the product-inspired white for all the exposed metal parts.

The new Defender X-Dynamic features unique interior materials that confirm its place between core Defender models and the X. Highly durable Robustec material is found on the seat ribbons and Console Finisher. Robustec is a protective and hard-wearing material inspired by textiles used in extreme outdoor activities, and is used inside the Defender on areas that are subject to heightened wear. The Robustec accents feature in the same selection of colorways available across S, SE and HSE models.


Customers can choose between a turbocharged four-cylinder P300 engine and an efficient six-cylinder P400 Mild-Hybrid (MHEV) powertrain.

The inline six-cylinder Ingenium gasoline engine, with MHEV technology, features both a conventional twin-scroll turbocharger and an advanced 48-volt electric supercharger, with a belt-integrated starter motor in place of the alternator to assist the gasoline engine, and a 48-volt lithium-ion battery to store energy captured as the vehicle slows down. All engines drive through a smooth and responsive eight-speed ZF automatic gearbox and twin-speed transfer case, to provide a set of low-range ratios essential for towing or off-road driving when more control is required.

Configurable Terrain Response®

Land Rover has introduced a series of technologies to help deliver the capability customers expect from a Defender vehicle, including the latest generation of its patented Terrain Response® system. Configurable Terrain Response® technology allows drivers to use the touchscreen of the new Pivi Pro infotainment to suit its precise surroundings.

In the original Defender, drivers could lock the central differential manually using the high-to-low range gear selector. In the New Defender, drivers can prevent cross-axle slip using the Center Slip Limited and Center and Rear Slip Limited options on the central touchscreen controller. In addition, there is a choice of three settings for the throttle and gearbox response, steering and traction control, allowing experienced off-roaders and all-terrain novices to tailor the vehicle set-up to suit their requirements. The system allows four individual profiles to be saved, so different drivers can quickly activate their preferred settings.

Towing and carrying

The strong body architecture of the New Defender helps customers make more of their world, whether they want to tow heavy loads or carry them, with a comprehensive range of roof racks and tow bar systems, and a maximum towing capacity of 8,201lb. State-of-the-art technologies include available Advanced Tow Assist, which takes the stress out of difficult reversing maneuvers by letting drivers steer trailers with their fingertips using a rotary controller on the central console. New for the Defender, the intelligent setup works with 3D visualization on the central touchscreen.

The ultra-strong body is ready for overland adventures, with a maximum roof load of 370lb making it perfectly suited to both camping trips and visits to the hardware store. The 661lb maximum static roof load allows adventurous souls to make use of the expedition-ready pop-up roof tent accessory, turning the Defender into an all-terrain home away from home.

The second-row seatbacks are split 40:20:40 for maximum flexibility, while loadspace rails on the floor of the luggage space come with a range of load retention accessories to prevent smaller items from moving around inside. A lockable Security Box provides added protection on overland adventures - the heavy-duty steel box secures to the loadspace rails and is big enough to hold laptops, tablets and other valuables. In addition, all Defender SUVs feature a lockable 1.5 gallon glovebox and deep door pockets. The exposed cross car beam also doubles as a shelf to provide 1.83 gallon of open storage.

The Defender has always been the perfect companion for outdoor adventures and the new model is no different. The clip-in loadspace cover is designed to double as a ground mat for picnics or when changing mucky footwear on wet surfaces. The hose-clean and machine washable material is another example of the rugged and practical design of the New Defender.

The versatile loadspace is both big and clever. A switch panel inside the rear door allows customers to adjust the rear ride height of the Electronic Air Suspension. Customers can also specify a tow hitch receiver, allowing them to make full use of the vehicle's 8201lbs maximum towing weight.

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