LAND ROVER Defender 110

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LAND ROVER Defender 110
LAND ROVER Defender 110   2019 2022
2019 2022

Completely new from the ground up, the 2020 Land Rover Defender has been reimagined for the 21st century approximately three years after the previous generation went out of production and almost eight years after its design was previewed by the DC100 Concept at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show.
Unlike the concept car, the new Defender comes in both 90 and 110 versions, both names signifying the different sizes in wheelbase.

The longer-wheelbase Defender 110 is a hell of a lot more luxurious than its predecessor, while the interior space has been increased dramatically. No longer a body-on-frame design, the new model has received a so-called Configurable Terrain Response system, which allows experienced off-roaders to modify individual settings depending on driving conditions. No matter the overall, the 2020 Defender has a ground clearance of up to 291 mm, while the 110 has an approach, breakover and departure angles of 38, 28 and 40 degrees. Its maximum wading depth of 900 mm is also augmented by a new Wade program in the Terrain Response 2 system. The innovative ClearSight Ground View technology can show the driver the area usually hidden by the hood, straight ahead of the front wheels on the central touchscreen inside the cabin.

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LAND ROVER Defender 110
LAND ROVER Defender 110   2012 2016
2012 2016

The Land Rover Defender received its last update in 2012, with the most important change lying under the hood, where a 2.2-liter version of Ford’s Duratorq diesel replaced the 2.4-liter unit that became available in 2007. Connected to a six-speed manual transmission, the new engine deliveres 122 horsepower in both the Defender 90 and Defender 110. The other change was the introduction of the soft top body style to the general public, an option available to special orders and military fleet vehicles only until then. One year after updating the model, Land Rover confirmed that Defender production will end in 2015.

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LAND ROVER Defender 110
LAND ROVER Defender 110   2007 2012
2007 2012

The Defender name was introduced on the market in 1990 as a true successor for the Land Rover 90/110 and re-ignited the appeal for hard-core off-road vehicles.
With a vast history behind it and a similarly-shaped bodywork, the Defender lived up to its name and offered an authentic, hard-core experience. But despite that, newer safety and emission regulations forced the carmaker to improve the car. In 1997, the 1990 Defender had to adapt and become cleaner.

At the time of its development, Land Rover was owned by Ford, and the blue-oval carmaker found the facelift as an opportunity to sell more of its Transit turbo-diesel engines. Land Rover had to lose its 2.4-liter TD5 engine. The new unit was shorter but taller, and that led to a hood modification. It sported a wide power bulge, and the vent flaps were removed from the bottom of the windshield.

The Defender 110 featured a longer wheelbase (110”), and that made room for more people inside. Due to safety regulations, the carmaker had to install only face-forward seats, and that led to a maximum of seven seats instead of nine as before when it had side-mounted benches in the trunk. Land Rover installed a modular dashboard, which allowed an easier LHD and RHD manufacturing process. A new HVAC unit was installed in the center stack, and the AC had its separate vents.

Under the hood, the carmaker lost its TD5 engine, which was unsuitable for the new European pollution norms, and replaced it with Ford’s inline-four 2.4-liter unit from the Transit. It was paired to a new 6-speed gearbox. Its all-wheel-drive system featured a transfer box with low-range gear and a locking center differential. Unlike its main rival, the Land Cruiser, the Defender 110 was not available with a rear locking differential.

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LAND ROVER Defender 110
LAND ROVER Defender 110   1991 2007
1991 2007

Land Rover continued the Series I, II, and III range with the 90 and 110 models in the ’80s and then introduced the Defender nameplate in late 1990.
After decades of producing the Land Rover Series models, the British carmaker finally decided on giving a proper name to the iconic off-road vehicle: Defender. It replaced the former 90 and 110 nameplates and became Defender 90 and Defender 110, respectively. Later on, Land Rover longer version named Defender 130.

In 1991, the off-road vehicle featured a ladder chassis and an aluminum bodywork. Its squared shape helped the driver see better the surrounding area. The flat front fascia sported a black grille, two round headlights, and smaller lamps for turn signals and parking lights. Unlike the shorter Defender 90, the 110 version featured a 110” (2,794 mm) wheelbase and four doors. At the back, a side-hinged door allowed access to the trunk or to the additional side-mounted seats.

Inside, the carmaker placed the driver’s seat very close to the door card, and the steering was shifted toward the car’s center. It was one of the most difficult driving positions in the industry, but it was a considerable advantage while going off-road. The driver just had to tilt its head on the outside to see the car’s front wheels. In the back, the Defender featured a bench for three people with enough headroom and shoulder room but limited legroom. Behind the bench, the carmaker offered an option for side-mounted benches or just a loading area.

Under the hood, Land Rover installed either a 3.5-liter V-8 gasoline engine or a 2.5-liter turbo-diesel. Later on, it dropped the V-8 unit and improved the turbo-diesel powerplant. When Ford bought Rover, it replaced the older 2.5-liter inline-five with a 2.2-liter inline-four used on the Transit utility vehicle. The Defender featured live axles, both front and rear, and coil springs. A low-range transfer case allowed an all-wheel-drive system with a locking center differential.

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