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The Media is Raving About the 2024 Land Rover Defender. Here’s What You Need to Know

2024 Land Rover Defender
What to know about the 2024 Land Rover Defender. | Photo credit: Land Rover Media

The 2024 Land Rover Defender has been making waves in the automotive industry since it was first announced.

With its impressive off-road capabilities and modern design, the 2024 Land Rover Defender has caught the attention of both car enthusiasts and everyday drivers. 

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The 2024 Defender is already making waves. Here’s what you need to know. | Photo credit: Land Rover Media

The new Defender range is notable for featuring three different bodies, seven different powertrains, and six different trim levels. 

Jaguar Land Rover has already released pricing and specifications for its 2024 Defender range – ahead of deliveries starting in November 2023.

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As the release date approaches, major media outlets have been sharing their thoughts on the highly anticipated vehicle.

According to Car and Driver, “The new Defender is a clean-sheet redesign that sprouts from a blank page, without any of the compromises or restrictions that would come from trying to update the previous model.” The publication also praised the Defender’s off-road capabilities and rugged design.

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Defender: The epitome of SUVs. | Photo credit: Land Rover Media

Motor Trend also had positive things to say about the 2024 Defender, stating, “The new Defender is a modern interpretation of the iconic SUV, combining rugged capability with modern technology and luxurious amenities.” The publication also highlighted the Defender’s various engine options and advanced driving assistance features.

Road and Track echoed these sentiments, stating that “the new Defender is a vast improvement over its predecessor” and praising its “seamless integration of technology and comfort with off-road capability.”

Overall, it seems that the media is highly impressed with the 2024 Land Rover Defender.

With its modern design and impressive features, the Defender is sure to be a hit when it hits the market.

The new Land Rover Defender range has expanded with the latest Defender 130 Outbound edition and the availability of the Defender 130 with a potent 493 hp supercharged V8 engine.

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The SUV designed for adventures. | Photo credit: Land Rover Media

Starting at $85,975, the new Defender 130 Outbound is exclusively available in five-seat configuration.

The Carscoops blog noted that it’s designed specifically for off-roading adventures with a near flat loading space at the rear, equipped with various lashing points, and a new cargo net. 

The cabin can be finished with full Windsor leather or Resist fabric, both of which have an Ebony finish.

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The ultimate combination of capability and comfort. | Photo credit: Land Rover Media

The exterior paint options include Fuji White, Santorini Black, Carpathian Grey, or Eiger Grey. 

Carscoops noted that the 2024 Defender 130 V8 version is offered exclusively in Carpathian Grey or Santorini Black and includes quad exhausts, a sliding panoramic roof with black contrast roof, Matrix LED headlights, darkened taillights, privacy glass, and 22-inch Satin Dark Grey wheels. The Defender 110’s new County Exterior Pack is also being launched, inspired by the original Defender County. 

This pack includes unique graphics, illuminated treadplates, and striking 20-inch alloy wheels finished in white, according to bloggers. 

With so many exciting offerings 2024 is sure to be remembered as the year of the Defender.

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Ready for just about any environment, enhance the capability and durability of your Defender with a selection of accessory packs. | Photo credit: Land Rover Media

Car & Driver summed it up this way:

Along with offering four-, six-, and eight-cylinder powertrains, the fancy off-roader is also available with two- and four-door body styles, including long (110) and longer (130) wheelbases. Now the 2024 Land Rover Defender family gets even bigger with the introduction of the 130 Outbound trim level as well as the expanded availability of V-8 power.”

“Underneath its rear side-mounted accessories is a color-matched panel that replaces the windows. It’s a unique touch that separates the Outbound from other 130 models.”

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Other features that have been noted by the media:

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Embrace real power. Choose Defender. | Photo credit: Land Rover Media
  • A set of black 20-inch wheels mounted on Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac All-Terrain tires are standard on the Defender 130 Outbound. 
  • All-season rubber is available for no extra cost, and larger 22-inch wheels are also offered.
  • Every Outbound is powered by Land Rover’s 395-hp 3.0-liter straight-six featuring an electric supercharger and a 48-volt hybrid system. 
  • The 130 models are now available with the supercharged 5.0-liter V-8, which churns out 493 horsepower and 450 pound-feet of torque. 
  • The shorter 110 model now comes with the new 493-hp V-8 option, which joins the previously available 518-hp V-8. 
  • You can add retro graphics as well as contrasting colors on the roof and tailgate that are inspired by the original Defender County models. 
  • The Defender’s dash carries a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system that runs a new interface for Land Rover called Pivi Pro – and a larger 11.4-inch display is optional. 
  • Both 10- and 14-speaker Meridian stereo systems are optional and upper trim Defenders now receive a digital gauge cluster and a head-up display.
2024 Land Rover Defender
Stay connected with the award-winning Pivi Pro16 Infotainment system. | Photo credit: Land Rover Media

“The Defender honors its off-road legacy while adding creature comforts that make it a true dual-purpose machine.” – Car & Driver

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