Land Rover has announced a series of updates for the 2012 Defender.
There is a new EU5 2.2 liter diesel engine replaces the EU4 2.4 liter diesel. The smaller capacity engine delivers the same power – 122hp at 3,500rpm, torque – 360Nm at 2,000rpm – and economy as its outgoing unit but makes this the cleanest Land Rover Defender yet produced. In EU5 markets, the new engine comes with a diesel particulate filter (DPF) to ensure the lowest possible levels of regulated emissions.
In addition, two new option packages are being offered. The Comfort Pack features an air conditioning, CD player with auxiliary input, electric windows and remote central locking. The Comfort Pack costs £ 1,650. The Off-Road Pack includes ABS, heavy duty rim and MTR tyre, tow ball and under-ride protection bar. The Off-Road Pack costs £ 1,500.
Defender’s vehicle architecture has been retained for 2012. The chassis frame is available in three different wheelbases. A total of 14 separate body styles – from pick-ups and soft-tops to crew cabs and station wagons – are produced on the mainstream production line.
The 2012 Defender is available from £ 20,995 on the road and will be on-sale in the UK from November 2011.