Defender gets cleanest engine yet
- New 2.2-litre diesel engine
- Same power as larger engine it replaces
- Two new option packs
Land Rover has introduced its cleanest Defender yet, with a new 2.2-litre diesel engine.
The 2.2-litre unit replaces the current 2.4-litre engine. However, despite the cut in capacity, the smaller engine produces an identical 120bhp.
Top speed has been increased from 82mph to 90mph, while emissions have been pegged to 266g/km for the Defender 90, and 295g/km for the 110 and 130 versions.
Land Rover has kept the current model's six-speed gearbox, which offers low gearing to make towing on- and off-road easier. The low-down engine torque also helps in-gear acceleration and the tall sixth gear aids cruising, refinement and fuel economy.
New option packs
Along with the new engine, buyers will also be able to choose from two additional option packs.
Comfort Pack adds air-conditioning, CD Player with auxiliary input, electric windows and remote central locking. The Comfort Pack costs £1650.
Off-Road Pack brings heavy duty wheels and off-road tyres, tow ball and under-ride protection bar. The Off-Road Pack costs £1500.
The 2012 Defender is available from £20,995 on the road and will be on sale in the UK from November 2011.
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