Land Rover presents 2012 Defender range
Land Rover has published details on its 2012 Defender, revealing the off-roader will use a new Euro 5 emission standard diesel engine to improve economy and performance.
The new 2.2 litre diesel engine replaces the Euro 4 standard 2.4 litre diesel which has been used for the Defender in recent models.
While the new unit is smaller then its counterpart, it can produce the same power, torque and economy and improves on emission standards. The 2.2 engine therefore produces 122hp and 360Nm of torque; it still uses the same six-speed gearbox from the current Defender.
The top speed of the Defender has been increased from 82mph to 90mph, while CO2 emissions on the combined cycle start from as low as 266g/km.
In regard exterior features, a plain black Pick up hood has been introduced for the 2012 Defender in response to customers' requests, a plain beige hood meanwhile will be added to the 110 Double Cab Pick Up model. All models in the Defender range will also receive tinted glass.
As for interior equipment, two new option packs are being made available for customers to choose, the Comfort Pack and the Off-Road Pack.
The comfort pack gives owners air conditioning, CD player with auxillary input, electric windows and remote central locking all included in their Defender. All of this costs an additional £1,650.
The Off-Road Pack sees the Defender equipped with ABS, a tow ball, under-ride protection bar, heavy duty rim and MTR tyre, all for £1,500.
Pricing for the 2012 Land Rover Defender range will start from an on-the-road price of £20,995 when it appears in UK showrooms this November.