The Land Rover Defender 90 Is Unstoppable, On- and Off-Road
Usually when an automotive brand announces a new model launch, the press release would accompany photos from the international press feeds. These are fine and it gets the job done. But when Coventry Motors Corporation (CMC), the country’s distributor of Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles announced the arrival of the Land Rover Defender 90, they literally went out of their way and took the brand-new model off-roading somewhere in Tanay.
The result is this stunning set of photos. Even the interior shots had grey monotone layers of its surrounding mountain range. Have a look:
The Land Rover Defender 110 made its debut around third quarter of last year and was also crowned Women’s World Car of the Year last March. It has also bagged over 50 international accolades since the newest generation Land Rover Defender was introduced.
Oftentimes you would see badges or stickers of Land Rover owners proudly claiming that their vehicles are the best “4x4xfar” and arguably so, since Land Rover vehicles were practically the pioneers of off-roading SUVs. They are known for their unstoppable capabilities. The model 90’s has a shorter wheelbase and minimal overhangs that offer excellent off-road geometry. The brand’s DNA and off-roading prowess has only improved over the years, thus making the new Defender 90 one of the most capable Land Rover ever made.
Out of all the Land Rovers ever built, about 75 percent are still around today, including a 1958 Land Rover which we featured before.
Unlike previous generation models, Land Rover made these Defenders to excel both off and on-road, and having driven the new generation model 110 myself, the latest generation has become a truly versatile and very capable SUV with excellent on-road manners and curbside civility.
For the local offerings, the Defender 90 is powered by an Ingenium D240 twin-turbocharged diesel powertrain mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Underneath, it is equipped with independent front and rear suspensions with adaptive dynamics for more refined comfort. It is also endowed with extraordinary all-terrain capabilities that allows drivers to select one of several modes to optimize performance on a variety of different surfaces, which makes it a real class-leading All Wheel Drive system.
With a new body architecture that has a ground clearance of 226mm and a maximum wading depth of 850mm, it also features a new Wade Sensing System, giving drivers the ability to cross deep water with confidence.
On rocky and rough roads, Land Rover’s advanced ClearSight Ground View technology helps drivers through a camera view hidden near the front wheels. The video is shown on the central touchscreen so navigating on tricky terrain has never been more manageable. Aside from this, Land Rover’s Pivi Pro infotainment is now available in 10-inch touchscreen display. The intuitive and user-friendly system offers instant and easy connectivity.
Price of admission to one of the off-roading community’s best off-road adventure experience starts at P5.690 million for a Defender 90 with the Urban Pack all the way up to P5.990 million for the Explorer Pack.
Check out the Defender 90 and maybe even ask for a test drive at the All British Cars showrooms in EDSA Greenhills and at BGC Boutique Showroom in 5th Ave. cor. 24th Street. Be sure to set an appointment before visiting the showroom or book a virtual appointment by contacting (02) 8784 5003 | 0919 083 6397 for Greenhills or (02) 8424 4200 | 0919 083 6726 For BGC if you wish to ask for a test drive.