2021 Land Rover Defender gains plug-in hybrid variant

This is the first Defender to become a hybrid and it's the most powerful yet!

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After a few months of waiting, Land Rover has finally brought out its PHEV version of the Defender making the current line-up complete for now.

The new hybrid version of the Defender will be its most powerful and most efficient one yet with 404 hp, a 0-60mph time of 5.4 seconds and a very healthy 85.3mpg with CO2 emissions of 74g/km. This really is the one most people will be opting for.

The on-board electric motor delivers instant torque for zero-emission driving whether you are on the road or off it. It has an overall electric range of 27 miles and no tailpipe emissions, plus five- or six-seat options.

The PHEV variant will only be available with 110 models and will be available to buy early next year.

Alongside the release of the PHEV version of the Defender, JLR has also rolled out its new six-cylinder diesel engine with is available in three power outputs of D200, D250 and range-topping D300, all of which are Eu6d-Final and RDE2 compliant.

And finally, Land Rover has brought out the new Defender X-Dynamic pack which sits in between the Defender and Defender X models. The X-Dynamic features a tough exterior design and unique interior fittings and will likely be the look most customers are after.

Would you consider a PHEV Defender?

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Comments (9)

  • A good torquey Diesel engine is perfect for off roading. Doesn’t have the excess weight, and complexity and won’t hamper progress when the electricity runs out.

    This is legislation making decisions and not engineers.

      9 days ago
    • Its such a shame. Where i live, a part of the taxes on new cars is determined by the amount of co2 it produces. This p400e therefore is the cheapest defender you can get. €86k i believe for the 110, the 90 did not have this engine option yesterday....

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        8 days ago
  • We are all diesel and petrol heads but I do like the idea of hybrid cars but if you can gaurantee 100% that it's safe id own one

      9 days ago
  • No.

      10 days ago
  • The PHEV is the one I’d want, but preferably in the 90. I like the 110, but it doesn’t have a canvas retractable roof, however the 90 does, and I want that.

      10 days ago
  • No, I would only consider a V8 Defender.

      10 days ago
    • The correct number of cylinders. Thankfully the V8 (or V8 Hybrid) version is on the way.

        10 days ago