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Land Rover Defender scores 5-star Euro NCAP safety rating

Tuhin Guha Updated: December 10, 2020, 12:09 PM IST

The new Land Rover Defender has scored the full five-stars in the Euro NCAP safety test. The model tested was the LWB Defender 110 which hit an 85 per cent score for adult and child occupant protection, 79 per cent for its safety assistance and achieved a 71 per cent score in pedestrian protection. While the tested Defender was the 2.0-litre diesel, these ratings also apply to the 2.0-litre petrol version of the new 4x4 currently on sale in India in all its available variants. It must be noted though, that the full suite active safety assistance systems are not available on the India-spec car

The Defender is based on a new D7x aluminium-intensive body structure and comes fitted with six airbags and three ISOFIX child seat mounts. Advanced driver assistance technologies available on Defender includes emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, 3D view camera, adaptive cruise control, clear exit monitor, rear collision monitor and the Wade Sensing off-road feature.

"From the moment we started creating the New Defender, we were obsessed with functional safety and the protection of both the occupants and other road users. We set out to make a vehicle that is the most capable and durable Land Rover ever made, with safety features that truly enhance the driver's experience. It's an incredible honour to receive this recognition from Euro NCAP who have endorsed our New Defender with their five-star rating", said Nick Rogers, director of product engineering at Jaguar Land Rover.

In India, the Land Rover Defender is priced from Rs 73.98 lakh for the base three-door 90 variant, going up to Rs 90.46 lakh, ex-showroom, for the Defender 110 HSE. The 2020 Land Rover Defender is being sold in India in four variants - Standard, S, SE, HSE and First Edition. With the Defender 90, prices range from Rs 73.98 lakh to Rs 84.63 lakh, while pricing on the Defender 110 range from Rs 79.94 lakh to Rs 90.46 lakh.

The India-spec Defender is available with a single-engine option. This is the 2.0-litre Ingenium four-cylinder petrol in its P300 guise. This version makes 300PS at 5,500rpm and 400Nm at 1,500-4,000rpm. Land Rover India has confirmed that the 3.0-litre inline-six petrol and the 3.0-litre inline-six diesel engines will join the Defender India line up in the future. Additionally, the Defender PHEV that recently launched internationally will also make its way here.

Read our review of the 2020 Land Rover Defender here

Or watch our video review below

Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 73.98 Lakhs
Displacement
1997cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
300
Max Torque(Nm)
400
Mileage
8.7 Kmpl
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