Today, the first plug-in hybrid Defender was officially unveiled, the 2021 Defender P400e is the most powerful and fuel-efficient among Defender variants. The car has a total power of 404 hp, a 0 to 100 km acceleration in 5.6 seconds, and it consumes 3.3 liters of petroleum to travel 100 km with CO2 emissions of 74 g / km.
The Land Rover Defender which was previously test-driven by our colleague Suhaib Shashaa in an episode of Special Coverage program has got advanced new powertrains, new model specifications, and more options, making it even more attractive to a broader range of customers.
Driven by a passion and respect for the original, New Defender delivers transformational breadth of capability, using advanced all-terrain technologies to redefine adventure for the 21st century, while remaining true to the pioneering spirit that has been a Land Rover hallmark for more than 70 years.
Today we introduce the first Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV) Defender – the P400e – which is key to Defender’s expanded appeal. Combining a powerful 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol engine and 105kW electric motor, the 404PS P400e delivers substantial torque alongside low running costs, with CO2 emissions of just 74g/km and combined economy of 85.3mpg (3.3l/100km). It will run in all-electric mode with zero tailpipe emissions for up to 27 miles (43km), including off-road where the immediate torque from the electric motor makes Defender even more capable.
Alongside the new P400e, Land Rover’s powerful and efficient in-line six-cylinder Ingenium diesel engine joins the range. Strong performance, smooth responses, and refinement combine to deliver another 2021 Defender that’s a world-class all-rounder on-road and an unrivaled expert off-road.
New X-Dynamic specification is available on both Defender 90 and 110, offering a selection of exterior and interior design elements which reflect the 4×4’s immense capability and ensures it stands out from the crowd.
The range of options for personalizing Defender has grown too, with new colors including Yulong White, Silicon Silver, and Carpathian Grey available in combination with a choice of contrast roof finishes. A selection of individual options are also now available for the first time, including the Folding Fabric Roof for Defender 110 and the choice of a Suspension Pack on Defender 90 while Premium LED headlights, Meridian Sound System, Head-Up Display and Front Fog Lights can all be added individually.
The new P400e Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV) variant is key to the Defender’s latest enhancements. Available with the 110 body design, it delivers a blend of performance and economy while also being the most capable and durable electrified Land Rover. With unrivaled capability and off-road geometry for a full-sized plug-in hybrid electric 4×4, the P400e is capable of being driven in low range purely in EV mode, bringing a new dimension to adventures in the wild.
Powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol engine producing 300PS and a 105kW electric motor powered by a 19.2kWh battery, the P400e provides a combined output of 404PS from its advanced PHEV powertrain, delivering refined performance and responses, but with an all-electric range of 27 miles (43km).
The 2021 Defender P400e produces as little as 74g/km of CO2 and is capable of up to 85.3mpg (3.3l/100km). Alongside impressive fuel economy and emissions figures, the Defender P400e has a 0-60mph time of 5.4 seconds (0-100km/h in 5.6 seconds) and will reach a top speed of 130mph (209km/h).