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Land Rover DEFENDER ESTATE 2.0 P300 HSE 90 3dr Auto [6 Seat]

Land Rover DEFENDER 2.0 P300 HSE 90 3dr Auto [6 Seat]
Land Rover DEFENDER 2.0 P300 HSE 90 3dr Auto [6 Seat]
Land Rover DEFENDER 2.0 P300 HSE 90 3dr Auto [6 Seat]
Land Rover DEFENDER 2.0 P300 HSE 90 3dr Auto [6 Seat]
Land Rover DEFENDER 2.0 P300 HSE 90 3dr Auto [6 Seat]
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Land Rover DEFENDER 2.0 P300 HSE 90 3dr Auto [6 Seat]
Land Rover DEFENDER 2.0 P300 HSE 90 3dr Auto [6 Seat]
Land Rover DEFENDER 2.0 P300 HSE 90 3dr Auto [6 Seat]
Land Rover DEFENDER 2.0 P300 HSE 90 3dr Auto [6 Seat]
Land Rover DEFENDER 2.0 P300 HSE 90 3dr Auto [6 Seat]

Key Info Compare

  • FuelPetrol
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • MPG0.00
  • 0-62mph8 secs
  • Top Speed119 mph
  • C02227 g/km
  • BHP300
  • Torque295 lbs/f
  • P11D37%

Review

The new-era Land Rover Defender brings the design of this legendary Solihull model bang up to date. Despite the modern tech, it remains as solid and uncompromising as it's always been, with off road ability to worry a Challenger tank. Approach it as an alternative to modern luxury SUVs and you've missed the point. Buy a Discovery for that. Here instead, is the hardest wearing, most capable and most cost effective proper off-roader that sensible money can buy.

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The Land Rover Defender has been revitalised for the modern era. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Background

You may have forgotten what a real Land Rover is - and what it looks like. These days, we associate the Solihull maker with lifestyle SUVs and Range Rover products. Rather than the kind of farm working 4x4 that Maurice Wilks developed for agricultural use back in the Forties. There are still some people who feel that this is exactly what a true off-roader should be. It shouldn't feel like a car on stilts. It needs to be rugged, practical and offer a number of field-serviceable parts. Is that what we have here? Everything has been changed to differentiate this modern era Defender from the Land Rover original - but ultimately, nothing is really very different. Thank goodness for that.

Driving Experience

Engine-wise, the range is fundamentally built around an in-line six cylinder Ingenium MHEV mild hybrid diesel engine. It's offered in three forms - the D200 (with 200PS and 500Nm of torque), the D250 (with 249PS and 570Nm of torque) and the D300 (with 300PS and 650Nm of torque). The D300 powers to 62mph in 6.3s. If you want efficiency but don't want to fuel from the black pump, there's also a P400e Plug-in Hybrid option with the longer 110 body style. This PHEV variant uses a 2.0-litre four cylinder petrol engine with 300PS mated to a 105kW electric motor powered by a 19.2kWh battery, this combination producing a combined 404PS output and offering an all-electric driving range of 27 miles. There are also two conventional petrol options, the 300PS P300 and the 400PS P400 variant. 8-speed auto transmission is mandatory across the range. Land Rover insists that this new-era Defender is even more capable than its predecessor, despite the fact that, unlike that previous model, there's no hard core separate chassis or rigid axles. Instead, the architecture is fundamentally the same as that which features on the current Discovery, Range Rover Sport and range Rover modes. But it rides on reinforced suspension with greater travel and there's more ground clearance too. Both coil springs and air suspension are available. As you'd expect, there's permanent 4WD, along with a Terrain Response system allowing you to set the car up for various driving conditions (or you can simply select an automatic setting and let the Defender handle everything for you). Both body shapes have impressive mud plugging stats; an approach angle of 38-degrees and a departure angle of 40-degrees. It can climb a 45-degree slope and descent a 47-degree one. And it'll wade through water up to 900mm deep. Try doing that in your lifestyle SUV.

Design and Build

You'd recognise this as a Defender - there are lots of design cues ensuring that, including squared-off wheelarches, super-short front and rear overhangs and so-called 'Alpine light' narrow windows set into the roof. Like the old Defender, it's possible to buy both three and five-door body shapes and, to keep some historical continuity, as before these are badged '90' and '110' respectively. Modern touches include full-LED headlights and a square body-coloured panel in the rear side glass (which is optional on the '90' and standard on the '110'). Inside, the exposed metal on the doors and the minimalist dashboard give an appropriately Defender-style feel but this time round, the cabin's wider, so you won't be bashing your wrists on the doors every time you twirl the wheel round. The mandatory auto gearbox leaves room at the front for an optional centre seat that would allow even the smallest '90' model to seat up to 6 people, even though its roadway footprint is no bigger than something like an Audi A3 family hatch. The five-door '110' model can be had in five, six or seven-seat configurations. Unlike more lifestyle-orientated SUVs, this one has its spare wheel mounted on the tailgate, which means that must be side-opening; that'll be a problem if you're in a tight parking bay.

Market and Model

There are two distinct sizes of Defender, the three-door '90' (priced from around £36,000) and the five-door '110' (priced from around £45,000). By the way, those 90 and 110 figures these days don't designate wheelbase length. There are five core trim levels - the standard models, then 'S', 'SE', 'HSE' and the top Defender X. A 'Commercial' van version is also offered. Buyers get to choose from four optional design packs. There's 'Country', which you'll want if you'd like to replicate the classic Defender look. If you want something a little more modern, there's 'Urban', which adds a bit of bling with 22-inch wheels. 'Adventure' gives you underbody protection and side-mounted storage boxes. And 'Explorer' includes a roof rack, a roof ladder and an anti-glare bonnet. Plus of course, you'll be able to personalise your Defender to your heart's content with everything from an electric winch to a roof-top tent. There's even a removable body wrap package that protects the metallic paint when you're off roading. This model also employs Land Rover's 'ClearSight Ground View' technology which shows you the area ahead of the front wheels on a fascia-mounted screen. The Defender P400e is available with the option of five or six seats, standard three-zone climate control, Privacy Glass and Solar Attenuating Glass. Specific to the PHEV variant is regenerative braking, a key technological component in achieving impressive fuel economy, recuperating energy lost under deceleration and braking and sending it back into the battery pack.

Cost of Ownership

The whole reason the old Defender had to be discontinued was that there was no way to make it comply with current stringent emissions regulation. This modern-era model has no such issues. Thanks to MHEV mild hybrid tech, the Ingenium D200 and D250 diesel variants return 32.2mpg (WLTP), and WLTP CO2 emissions as low as 230g/km. The MHEV technology contributes to enhanced fuel economy through an efficient Stop/Start system which cuts the engine at a standstill, as well as recuperating energy normally lost under braking or decelerating. This energy is then sent back into the battery pack and can be redeployed later. A key benefit of MHEV is that this energy is used when accelerating, delivering faster responses for greater performance. The Defender P400e petrol PHEV produces as little as 74g/km of CO2 and is capable of up to 85.3mpg (both WLTP stats). All PHEV variants come with a Mode 3 charging cable as standard, while an optional Mode 2 cable is also available. The Mode 3 charging cable enables charging to 80 per cent in two hours, while charging via a Mode 2 cable will take around seven hours to charge to 80 per cent - perfect for home charging overnight. Using a 50kW rapid charger, the P400e charges to 80 per cent capacity in 30 minutes. Like all Defenders before it, this one will enjoy healthy residual values, buoyed by a strong rural market, easy parts availability and a vibrant owners' community. Insurance is reasonable although VED tax will sting a little. That only leaves the warranty, an unremarkable three year unlimited mileage deal. Also included is European cover and a promise to get you on your way as soon as possible in your own car or in a loan vehicle if the required repair will take longer than four hours.

Summary

Land Rover has re-invented the Defender for a new era without allowing this model to lose its iconic feel and legendary off road ability. The amount of time this car spent in development suggests how difficult it must have been to achieve this but we think many will very much like the end result. Like its predecessor, this Defender effectively operates in a virtual class of one, being a vehicle that's exempt from the usual rules of assessment. The style is unique, it'll embarrass you about any other SUV off road and it'll probably out-last you. For most people, most of the time though, a Land Rover Discovery will still be an infinitely more suitable choice. But there remains a section of the population for whom nothing other than a Defender will be quite right and these people have waited a long time for this car. If you want the real deal, there really is no substitute.

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Entertainment
Meridian 400w sound audio system with 11 speakers
DAB Radio (Digital Audio Broadcasting)
Exterior Features
Body coloured roof
Delete roof rails
Folding fabric roof
HSE badge
Solid paint
Automatic headlight levelling
Automatic headlights
ClearSight interior rear view mirror
Front fog lights
Heated windscreen
LED tail lights
Matrix LED headlights with signature DRL
Power fold, auto-dimming, heated door mirrors with memory and approach lights
Puddle lights
Rain sensing windscreen wipers
Standard tread plates
Interior Features
40:20:40 fixed rear seats with centre armrest
Two zone climate control
14 way heated and cooled electric adjustable memory front seats with 4 way manual headrests
Cabin lighting
Carpet mats
Clear exit monitor
Click and go integrated base unit
Electric reach + rake adjustable steering column
Front jump seat and folding front centre armrest
Heated steering wheel
Leather gearshift
Leather steering wheel
Loadspace cover
Morzine headlining
Multifunction steering wheel
Rear headrests
Rear isofix
Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Twin front cupholders with cover
Windsor leather upholstery
Packs
Core exterior pack - Defender
No smoker package
Online pack - Defender with data plan
Safety
Cross car beam in Light Grey Powder Coat
6 x 3 point seatbelts
ABS
Driver and passenger airbags
Emergency braking
ESP + traction control
TPMS (Tyre pressure monitoring system)
Technical
Coil suspension system
Terrain Response
Wheels
20" 5 split spoke alloy wheels with Gloss Dark grey with contrast diamond turned finish - Style 5095
20" full size alloy spare wheel
All season tyres
Driver Convenience
10" touch screen
360 degree parking aid
3D Surround Camera with 360 View, 180 Rear View, Front Traffic Detection, Forward Vehicle Guidance, Tow Hitch Assist and clear sight Ground View
Adaptive cruise control
Android Auto
Apple CarPlay
Blind spot assist
Bluetooth system
Connected navigation pro
Driver condition monitor
Interactive driver display
Lane keep assist
Less CE Device Charging
PAS
Pivi Pro
Rear Collision Monitor
Rear traffic monitor
Traffic sign recognition with adaptive speed limiter
Trip computer
Wade Sensing
Security
Alarm
Immobiliser
Intrusion sensor
Keyless entry and go
Locking wheel nuts
Remote locking
Trim
Extended leather upgrade
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km) 227
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max 277
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min 256
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Max 294
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Min 269
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Max 240
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Min 221
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Max 339
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Min 320
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Max 264
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Min 244
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft DOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 1997
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
Cylinders 4
Cylinders - Bore (mm) 83
Cylinders - Stroke (mm) 92.3
Engine Layout NORTH SOUTH
Fuel Delivery TURBO DIRECT INJECTION
Gears 8 SPEED
Number of Valves 16
Transmission AUTO
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies No
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max 12.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min 11.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max 13
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min 11.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max 10.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min 9.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max 14.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min 14.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max 11.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min 10.8
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max 23.1
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min 25
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max 21.8
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min 23.8
WLTP - MPG - High - Max 26.7
WLTP - MPG - High - Min 29
WLTP - MPG - Low - Max 18.9
WLTP - MPG - Low - Min 20
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max 24.3
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min 26.2
General
Alternative Fuel Qualifying No
Badge Engine CC 2.0
Badge Power 300
Coin Description P300
Coin Series HSE 90 [6 Seat]
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 37E
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
Performance
0 to 62 mph (secs) 8
Engine Power - BHP 300
Engine Power - KW 221
Engine Power - RPM 5500
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 295
Engine Torque - MKG 40.8
Engine Torque - NM 400
Engine Torque - RPM 1500
Top Speed 119
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle WLTP
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? No
Tyre Size Spare FULL SIZE
Wheel Style 5 SPLIT SPOKE STYLE 5095
Wheel Type 20" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Height 1974
Length 4583
Wheelbase 2587
Width 2008
Width (including mirrors) 2105
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 88.5
Gross Vehicle Weight 2950
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down) 1263
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 297
Max. Loading Weight 863
Max. Roof Load 100
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 3500
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked 750
Minimum Kerbweight 2087
No. of Seats 6
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 11.3

Deals

Term Annual Mileage Monthly Payment Maintenance
24 months 8,000 miles p/a £839.66 p/m £24.51 p/m
24 months 10,000 miles p/a £861.26 p/m £29.68 p/m
24 months 15,000 miles p/a £888.37 p/m £55.25 p/m
24 months 20,000 miles p/a £912.05 p/m £62.34 p/m
24 months 25,000 miles p/a £932.05 p/m £105.93 p/m
24 months 30,000 miles p/a £949.24 p/m £125.97 p/m
36 months 8,000 miles p/a £680.88 p/m £28.31 p/m
36 months 10,000 miles p/a £692.58 p/m £41.12 p/m
36 months 15,000 miles p/a £726.04 p/m £53.18 p/m
36 months 20,000 miles p/a £762.25 p/m £91.28 p/m
36 months 25,000 miles p/a £790.70 p/m £145.04 p/m
36 months 30,000 miles p/a £817.65 p/m £160.02 p/m
48 months 8,000 miles p/a £629.08 p/m £31.16 p/m
48 months 10,000 miles p/a £637.65 p/m £42.68 p/m
48 months 15,000 miles p/a £663.70 p/m £72.45 p/m
48 months 20,000 miles p/a £691.99 p/m £114.21 p/m
48 months 25,000 miles p/a £718.86 p/m £144.35 p/m
48 months 30,000 miles p/a £741.23 p/m £180.59 p/m
24 months 8,000 miles p/a £1007.59 p/m £29.41 p/m
24 months 10,000 miles p/a £1033.52 p/m £35.62 p/m
24 months 15,000 miles p/a £1066.04 p/m £66.29 p/m
24 months 20,000 miles p/a £1094.46 p/m £74.80 p/m
24 months 25,000 miles p/a £1118.46 p/m £127.11 p/m
24 months 30,000 miles p/a £1139.09 p/m £151.17 p/m
36 months 8,000 miles p/a £817.05 p/m £33.97 p/m
36 months 10,000 miles p/a £831.10 p/m £49.35 p/m
36 months 15,000 miles p/a £871.25 p/m £63.82 p/m
36 months 20,000 miles p/a £914.70 p/m £109.54 p/m
36 months 25,000 miles p/a £948.84 p/m £174.05 p/m
36 months 30,000 miles p/a £981.18 p/m £192.02 p/m
48 months 8,000 miles p/a £754.90 p/m £37.39 p/m
48 months 10,000 miles p/a £765.18 p/m £51.22 p/m
48 months 15,000 miles p/a £796.44 p/m £86.94 p/m
48 months 20,000 miles p/a £830.39 p/m £137.05 p/m
48 months 25,000 miles p/a £862.63 p/m £173.22 p/m
48 months 30,000 miles p/a £889.47 p/m £216.71 p/m
* Prices shown based on 6 month initial payment.
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Contract Length
Initial Rental
Annual Mileage
Include Maintenance

An excess mileage charge will apply if you exceed the contracted mileage. The exact charge will be confirmed on the official quotation prior to your acceptance to proceed

Selected Options
Optional Extras
Driver Convenience
Head up Display £970.00
Secure tracker £535.00
Secure tracker pro £745.00
Wi-Fi Enabled with data plan £460.00
Entertainment
Meridian 700w surround sound audio system with 15 speakers £630.00
Exterior Features
Advanced tow assist FOC
Black contrast roof £815.00
Black roof rails £305.00
Detachable towbar £735.00
Electrically deployable towbar £1,050.00
Headlamp power wash FOC
Heated washer jets FOC
Metallic paint £840.00
No badges FOC
Privacy glass £420.00
Satin Protective Film £3,775.00
Signature graphic £155.00
Solar attenuating windscreen £220.00
Standard roof FOC
White contrast roof £815.00
Interior Features
40:20:40 fixed heated rear seats with centre armrest £305.00
Air quality sensor £60.00
Cabin air ionisation £140.00
Domestic plug socket FOC
Parking heat with remote control £1,020.00
Three zone climate control £355.00
Packs
Advanced Off road capability pack - Defender SE/HSE 90 £2,520.00
Black exterior pack - Defender £315.00
Cold climate Pack - Defender HSE/X £260.00
Off Road Pack - Defender £1,435.00
Smoker's pack £40.00
Towing Pack - Defender SE/HSE 90 £3,645.00
Paintwork
Metallic - Eiger grey £840.00
Metallic - Gondwana stone £840.00
Metallic - Indus silver £840.00
Metallic - Pangea green £840.00
Metallic - Santorini black £840.00
Metallic - Tasman Blue £840.00
Solid - Fuji white FOC
Safety
Cross car beam in White Powder Coat Brushed finish £180.00
Technical
Adaptive dynamics £815.00
All terrain progress control FOC
Configurable Terrain Response FOC
Electronic active differential with brake torque vectoring £1,020.00
Electronic air suspension £1,120.00
Terrain Response 2 FOC
Trim
Windsor Leather - Acorn, Acorn/Lunar colourway, Light Oyster headlining FOC
Windsor Leather - Ebony, Ebony/Ebony colourway, Light Oyster headlining FOC
Windsor Leather - Khaki, Khaki/Ebony colourway, Light Oyster headlining FOC
Wheels
18" 5 spoke alloy wheels with Satin dark grey finish - Style 5094 FOC
18" full size spare alloy wheel FOC
18" full size steel spare wheel FOC
18" Gloss White steel wheel - Style 5093 FOC
19" 6 spoke alloy wheels with Gloss Black finish - Style 6010 FOC
19" 6 spoke alloy wheels with Gloss sparkle silver finish - Style 6009 FOC
19" 6 spoke alloy wheels with Gloss sparkle silver finish - Style 6010 FOC
19" full size alloy spare wheel FOC
20" 5 spoke alloy wheels with Gloss sparkle silver finish - Style 5094 £525.00
20" 5 spoke alloy wheels with Satin dark grey finish - Style 5098 £525.00
20" 6 spoke alloy wheels with Gloss Black finish - Style 6011 £525.00
Off road tyres £255.00
* option prices shown are estimated