New Defender makes its debut in Brunei

James Kon

With 3,500kg towing capability, 900metre wading distance, up to 168kg dynamic roof load and 300kg static roof load, the new Land Rover Defender is a vehicle capable of great things.

Known for its toughness and ability to conquer any terrain, the Land Rover Defender is more than just a vehicle. It is an iconic reputation built over many decades.

The new Defender made its debut on Friday to audiences across 12 countries in Asia including Brunei Darussalam in a special online premiere broadcast.

The new Defender arrived at the Indera Motors Sdn Bhd showroom, the sole distributor and retailer for British premium car Jaguar Land Rover in Brunei Darussalam since 2013.

The Defender is a reinvention of its brand foundation. Capable of great things, it is a world class expert off road and on road, befitting its iconic name ‘The Land Rover’.

The new Defender first edition. PHOTO: JAMES KON

The new Defender is the toughest Land Rover ever created evolving the all-aluminium monocoque to its strongest ever design. This makes it safe, tough, light, package efficient, aerodynamic, capable, engaging and fun to drive. Its engineered durability is twice of any other Land Rover, built on a platform that can withstand repeated, sustained impacts and has been tested to the extremes.

Compared to other vehicle tests, Defender is tested to withstand 200mm Kerb strikes at 40kph instead of the standard 150mm. Its maximum ground clearance is at 291mm while maximum departure angle is 40 degrees.

Interesting interior features include a mini fridge as well as wireless charger for mobile phones. There are also USB points and 12V power sockets available on every row.

The all-New 10-inch touchscreen Infotainment in the middle of the dashboard named Pivi Pro delivers full connectivity and key information at a glance such as enhance vision as well as navigation and 3D surround camera.

The Defender is powered by a 3.0 petrol engine with inline six turbocharge.

With ample accessories and options, customers can customise the Defender to their liking. The public can visit Indera Motors Sdn Bhd’s showroom today and tomorrow to test drive and view the Defender.