Land Rover Defender Is Here At Rs 73.98 Lakh!

It’s offered in two body styles along with a host of customisation packs to make the Defender stand out


  • Land Rover Defender is priced from Rs 73.98 lakh to Rs 90.46 lakh.
  • It’s offered in a total of five variants and two body styles.
  • Land Rover offers four customisation packs for the new Defender.
  • India-spec model is powered by a 300PS 2.0-litre petrol engine.
  • Rivals the Jeep Wrangler in terms of off-roading prowess.
  • Land Rover Defender 5-door deliveries to begin immediately, while the 3-door model will arrive in Q1 FY 2021-22.

The Land Rover Defender has been launched in the country at Rs 73.98 lakh. Known for its off-roading prowess, the quintessential SUV has a huge fan following thanks to its charm. Moreover, Land Rover India has left no stone unturned and will offer the Defender in both 3-door (90) and 5-door (110) body styles. A petrol engine is the only option for now, though. Here are the prices:

Land Rover Defender




Rs 73.98 lakh

Rs 79.94 lakh


Rs 77.37 lakh

Rs 83.36 lakh


Rs 79.94 lakh

Rs 86.64 lakh


Rs 83.91 lakh

Rs 90.46 lakh

First Edition

Rs 84.63 lakh

Rs 89.63 lakh

*all prices, ex-showroom

Land Rover had revealed the prices for the Defender back in February 2020 and was supposed to begin deliveries in August but that wasn’t possible due to COVID-19. Prices have been hiked by up to Rs 3.99 lakh and the car you’ll be taking home could be the updated MY2021 model. 


Coming back to the Defender, its charm lies in its design. It retains the boxy silhouette from its predecessor, but with a few modern touches this time around such as clean straight lines all around. This should make the Land Rover Defender age like wine. LEDs give it bling and we like those square-shaped LED tail lamps with small guide lamps. The front-end with its sleek Land Rover grille, square LED headlamps, and the butch bumper demand your attention.  


If you still think your Defender looks lacklustre, Land Rover is offering four customisation packs: Explorer, Adventure, Country and Urban. Off-road noobs will like the Adventure Pack which comes with steel wheels to make the Defender look like a pucca off-roader. You can also choose from 170 individual accessories.  


The Defender’s interior has taken a major leap forward in terms of design. All the controls are nice and chunky so you can operate them even with your off-roading gloves. They’re also set nice and high for protection from water in case anything goes wrong.  


The Defender now features Land Rover’s new Pivi Pro connected infotainment system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a three-zone climate control, heated and cooled front seats, cruise control, ambient lighting, a head-up display, a 14-speaker Meridian sound system, and a wireless phone charger. It also comes with autonomous driving features such as blind spot assist, adaptive cruise control, and rear pre-collision monitor.  


While the international-spec Defender is offered with a plethora of engine options, the India-spec model comes only with a 2.0-litre petrol engine for now. More engine options will be offered in the coming months. The 2.0-litre petrol engine develops a healthy 300PS of power and 400Nm of torque. Power is sent to all four wheels via an 8-speed automatic transmission. Being an off-roader, the Defender doesn’t scorch the road but it does 0-100kmph in 8 seconds dead and maxes out at 191kmph.  

The Land Rover Defender is underpinned by a monocoque chassis and features Land Rover’s Terrain Response system with various off-road modes. It also sits on air suspension that can be raised or lowered. There’s also an electronic active differential, which ensures power is transferred to the wheel with maximum grip. The Clear Sight ground view camera allows you to see through the bonnet thanks to the cleverly positioned cameras. This will help you tackle obstacles with ease. Here are some off-road stats for your reference:



Ground Clearance

Up to 291mm

Approach Angle

Up to 38 degrees

Departure Angle

Up to 40 degrees

Ramp Angle

Up to 31 degrees

Water Wading Ability 

Up to 900mm


Now, to the exciting bit. Deliveries for the Land Rover Defender 110 will begin immediately while the smaller Defender 90 will arrive in the first quarter of FY21-22. The Land Rover Defender doesn’t have any direct rivals in the country in its price range. The Jeep Wrangler (Rs 63.94 lakh, ex-showroom) comes close in terms of off-road prowess. That said, the Defender is an icon in its own right. Heck, it even features in Bond’s upcoming No Time To Die movie slated to hit theatres this November.

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