I've built my own 2020 Defender - What do you think?

6d ago


The configurator for the all-new Land Rover Defender is now available online and obviously I had to give it a go. I haven't gone soft, yo. This is the Defender I've built, and I reckon you just might like it.

The Defender 90 will only available at a later time so, at least for now, you’ve only got three options for the 110. The 110 Base, the 110 First Edition and the 110 X, which is what I’ve chosen. MSRP from $80,900. I've selected the 6-seat configuration, with the front centre seat which is also a armrest when folded.

The 110 X is equipped with a 3 L V6 petrol engine making 395 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque. Interestingly, both the top speed and the 0-60 time are worse if you select the 22’’ wheels, which is what I’ve done actually, so my 110 X does 0-60 in 6.1 seconds and the top speed is 119 mph (as opposed to 5.9 and 129 mph respectively).

I’ve selected something called the “Explorer Pack”, it looks pretty cool, which adds classic mudflaps, raised air intake, expedition roof pack and exterior side-mounted gear carrier. It costs $4,286.55.

For the exterior, I’ve selected Pangea Green paint. All options are free but you can add satin protection film and it costs $3,800. I have indeed opted for the 22’’ style 5098 wheels in gloss black, something I probably wouldn’t do if I were buying this car for real, and they cost $2,000.

I don’t like leather interior but that’s what I’ve gone for, because it’s the only thing available, in vintage tan/ebony leather twinned with “rough-cut walnut veneer".

I’ve also selected a few bits and bobs here and there, including “click and play” iPad air holders for the rear passengers.

I feel like I’ve been quite conservative with the optional extras because the car “only” costs $89,415, that’s a mere $7,490 in optional extras plus $1,025 delivery charge on top of the base MSRP of $80,900.

Pah. Perhaps I have gone all mellow, haven’t I?

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