Land Rover Defender 2013

5 Jun 2014 | Author: | Comments Off on Land Rover Defender 2013

Land Rover Defender

2013 Review

For all the auto lovers out there, who love to judge the car with its wheelbase, here is what I give to you: the Land Rover Defender 2013 model; designed to admire! In crave to reach the markets, the famous ‘off-road’ car maker Land Rover has created something that looks more like an army vehicle. The extremely muscular looking Land Rover Defender is the latest in the clan of the ‘defender series’ launched early this year.

If you are one of those who’s jaw just drops seeing the masculinity of cars, Defender will be an eye candy for you. Designed somewhat into a prototype of an army jeep, the auto has huge Chassis. The engine is well raised above the ground with tires sizing 15 inches.

If we look at the changes that have been brought in the exteriors of car, we will find that two more color options have been made available – Havana and Borolo black while for the roof color, the number of options have been raised to four. The rugged look has continued to be the major eyeball collector while the color variation has imparted it a ‘clean’ class. Seats have been lined with leather with an option available for custom design, which includes premium leather seats.

As heard from the officials, not major changes have been brought inside the wagon except for the introduction of 2.2 L engine instead of the 2.4 L used in the models released earlier by Land Rover. With 2.2 L engine ‘the machine’ is expected to deliver 120 horsepower, which is capable of running the Defender 2013 at the fastest speed of 90 mile per hour. It just takes 14.7 seconds for Defender to reach from 0 to 60 mph. There are six gears with manual control.

Moreover, optimum mileage has been a factor into consideration this time. Defender will feature a speed control technique for those who have fuel consumption issues. In addition to this, one will find an Alpine sound system installed along with the automatic weather control.

Land Rover has been famous for its cars that have the capability to transverse almost every terrain on this planet. Irrespective of the region you are traveling through, the company promises you utmost comfort and optimum performance. To keep the legacy going, Defender has too been made ready for an ‘off-road’ trip.

The wheelbase has been widened with extra torque, so that Defender can perform some heavy-duty operations too. This automobile is apt for those who seek to customize their drive extensively as per as their specifications.

Land Rover Defender model brings with it excellent entertainment setup and premium seat covering. The speed limiting options provides the users to monitor the fuel consumption completely. Land Rover Defender 2013 is the other name for luxury and personalized comfort. With its impeccable interiors, this automobile is full of class.

If you look at the competition, Mercedes is always there. Though the G-class is missing changes since inception, ‘class’ has kept its sale on-going. UK will be the first to witness this ‘Man Machine’ on its roads and the opening prices are expected to be £27,995, or $43,445.

Land Rover Defender customers seeking a higher level of specification can now enhance their vehicle even further with three additional options and a choice of two new body colours, Barolo Black and Havana.

Options of a new premium seat design, upgraded in-car entertainment and a choice of four new contrast roof colours are now available to Defender customers.

Substantial improvements were made to the specification last year, including introduction of the EU5 2.2-litre diesel engine, ventilated discs, detail improvements to the interior and new option packs to the ‘S’ and ‘SE’ trim levels. Three speed-limiting options were also added for fleet users wanting to benefit from effective control of fuel costs.

The appeal of the Land Rover Defender has been strengthened with the opportunity for customers to enhance their driving comfort and also to personalise their vehicle with a range of contrast roof colours. Underpinned by the powerful 2.2-litre diesel engine and its go anywhere capability, the iconic Defender retains the rugged appeal that it’s always been famous for but now with even greater customer choice, says John Edwards, Land Rover Global Brand Director.

Three New Options

In 2012, the Defender gained a number of new option packs in addition to the ‘S’ and ‘SE’ trim levels. Customers can now further enhance their Defender’s looks, comfort and versatility with a choice of three more options as well as the choice of two new body colours, Barolo Black and Havana.

Choice of Contrast Roof

Smart new, contrast roof colours can now be chosen against the majority of the Defender paint palette. In addition to the standard Fuji White, customers can now opt for Santorini Black, Indus Silver, Orkney Grey or Firenze Red. The Firenze Red for example, can be chosen with the Santorini Black roof and the Baltic Blue with Indus Silver or simply retain their body colour.

New Premium Seat Design

Premium part leather seats which contour your body are available to the driver and front seat passenger, sporting the Land Rover logo on the backrest. The style of the seat naturally enhances driving support and comfort over the toughest of terrain. An integrated, centre stitch line on the headrest is also visible and adopted to the current standard seat in the Defender.

Upgraded In-Car Entertainment System

The base audio system for the Defender has a single-slot CD player, USB, Aux jack and 4x50W amplification with an optional audio upgrade available for Bluetooth connectivity with remote microphone. This can be enhanced further with the optional, Alpine-branded Hi Line 150W low profile subwoofer system with 10cm coaxial speakers replacing the standard units.

The Land Rover Defender continues to offer four option packs which comprise of the following:

Comfort Pack – Air conditioning, CD Player with auxiliary input and convenience pack.

Exterior Pack- Brunel grille and headlamp surrounds, body coloured roof, wheel arches and side runners.

Leather Pack – Part leather seats and leather steering wheel available on all body styles.

Off-Road Pack – ABS, heavy duty rim and MTR tyre, tow ball and under-ride protection bar.

A plain black Pick Up hood is also available as an option and a plain beige hood for the 110 Double Cab Pick Up. Both options are in addition to existing styles.

All models have tinted glass and there’s the option of part leather standard seats in addition to the new premium seats.

2.2-litre diesel engine

The EU5 2.2-litre diesel engine replaced the EU4 2.4-litre diesel in 2012, matching it for power, torque and fuel consumption, whilst a full acoustic engine cover replaced the previous splash cover, reducing radiated engine noise and improving driving refinement.

The 2.2-litre diesel engine produces 122PS@3,500rpm and torque of 360Nm@2,000rpm, giving a 0-60mph time of 14.7 seconds and a top speed of 90mph. CO 2 emissions on the combined cycle are 266g/km for the Defender 90 and 295g/km for the 110 and 130.

The GFT MT 82 six-speed gearbox has an excellent ratio spread, high top gear for cruising and enhanced low-speed crawl capability. The lower first gear offers low crawl speed making towing on-road and off-road much easier. The low-down engine torque also helps in-gear acceleration and the tall sixth gear ensures excellent real-world cruising, refinement and fuel economy.

Ground gears in both the gearbox and transfer box help contribute to the refinement of the transmission.

Versatile Interior

The Defender’s facia continues to be based on a single, large moulding supported on a robust steel rail to help eliminate squeaks and rattles. The instruments provide clear, concise information to the driver with LED illumination. Versatile stowage shelves are conveniently located for both the driver and passenger and two console options are available: a practical open-tray design that keeps contents to hand and a large, lidded design that provides an impressive 14 litres of stowage.

A powerful heating and ventilation system is designed to cope with the most extreme climates and features aluminium plate and fin heat exchangers to deliver impressive performance.

Tall front seats are designed to improve maximum back support and headrest ergonomics in the most demanding of driving conditions and there are robust, supportive second row seats too. The 110 Station Wagon, 110 Double Cab Pick Up and 130 Crew Cab models, can comfortably accommodate three occupants on an asymmetrically-split second row seat. The Station Wagon derivatives have a spring-assisted fold mechanism which helps when folding the seats and when carrying large or awkward loads.

Defender 90 Station Wagon second row occupants benefit from a pair of individual, full-size, forward-facing rear seats. Providing excellent comfort levels, these seats are also available as a third row option on the 110 Station Wagon. Accessed either through the rear door or by folding the second row seats, they can be easily folded and stowed sideways in the loadspace.

Seat trims include durable all-vinyl and cloth specifications as well as the half-leather standard seat option and new Premium seats. Three-point safety belts are specified for all seating positions.

Unique Vehicle Architecture

Defender’s unique vehicle architecture remains unchanged. The chassis frame is available in three different wheelbases and in both standard and heavy-duty guise (for even greater load-bearing capabilities). A total of 14 separate body styles – from pick-ups and soft-tops to crew cabs and station wagons – are produced on the mainstream production line.

Beyond this, Land Rover’s Engineered To Order team offer a range of products from standard drop-side or box-body conversions to bespoke design and build adaptations.

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