Following the regional reveal last August in Asia, the Land Rover Defender D240 will start rolling on Philippine (on- and off-) roads starting first quarter of next year.
This vehicle, which will come in two body types (90 and 110) are both powered by a D240 twin turbocharged diesel engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.
To make the ride more refined, the Land Rover Defender is fitted with independent front and rear suspensions with adaptive dynamics and has all-terrain capabilities as well as the all-wheel drive system, which the Land Rover is known for.
However, unlike the previous generation, the New Defender has a lightweight aluminium monocoque construction.
Both Defender body frames, are available in four designs: Urban, Country, Adventure, and Explorer.
Coventry Motors Corporation President Chris Ward expressed excitement over the news.
“We are thrilled to share this much awaited development. The Defender was well received in the Philippine market. With the growing following and demand for this truly exceptional vehicle, introducing a new powertrain and an additional body option comes as a natural progression in line with the brand’s intention to satisfy every driver’s desire to own and drive the most capable Land Rover yet.”
In its statement, ABC said that the pre-orders started November 6 and assured that the delivery of units will start by early first quarter of 2021.
Customers may pick the 2021 Defender variant that they prefer: be it Urban, Country, Adventure, and Explorer. Below are the following prices for the Defender variants and its packages.
2021 Model Year Defender 90
Urban D240: P5.51 million
Country D240: P5.56 million
Adventure D240: P5.64 million
Explorer D240: P5.81 million
2021 Model Year Defender 110
Urban D240: P6.11 million
Country D240: P6.16 million
Adventure D240: P6.24 million
Explorer D240: P6.41 million
The two Defender wheelbases are powered by 2.0 liter twin turbo diesel engine capable of dishing out 240 horsepower and 430 Nm of pulling power mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Those who would like to pre-order may book now through All British Cars showroom at EDSA Greenhills and at the BGC Boutique Showroom on 5th Ave. cor. 24th Street by setting an appointment prior to visiting the showroom. They may also book a virtual appointment by contacting (02) 8784 5003 / +63 919 083 6397 for Greenhills and (02) 8424 4200 / +63 919 083 6726 for BGC.
Photos from Coventry Motors Corporation