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2007 Land Rover Defender


Land Rover’s classic Defender, which has been developed progressively from the 1984 original, gets even greater on-road and off-road ability, and increased comfort, performance and refinement for 2007.

A new 2.4-litre turbo diesel engine has increased torque, and a new six-speed gearbox provides a lower first gear ratio, for better off-road control, and a high top gear for more refined cruising.

Forget the days of utilitarian seating and haphazard control layout.
A new dashboard improves ergonomics, and new seating improves comfort for all occupants, from the four-seat Defender 90 to the five-seat 110 and 130 models. A seven-seat Defender 110 is also available.

The new facia is based on a single, large moulding supported on a steel rail to help eliminate squeaks and rattles. Land Rover Discovery 3 instruments provide clear, concise information, and the all-LED instrument illumination helps ensure high reliability.

Land Rover offers two console options – an open-tray design that keeps contents to hand and a large, lidded design with 14 litres of stowage.

In-car entertainment has been upgraded to meet the Defender’s improved refinement. For the first time on a Defender, high-mounted tweeters work with the new speaker installation to improve significantly clarity and sound reproduction. An auxiliary/MP3 audio input socket is also available.
There’s an all-new heating and ventilation system delivering almost 50 percent greater airflow than before.

Taller front seats improve back support and head restraint in rough off-road driving or in an accident.

Second row seats are now more supportive, the Defender 90 Station Wagon’s second row occupants get individual, full-size, forward-facing rear seats.

Seat trim options inclide all-vinyl and cloth specifications with a half-leather option also available. Three-point seatbelts are fitted in
all seating positions.

Upgraded sound insulation, the common rail engine’s excellent combustion control and the significantly higher top gear contribute to a substantially quieter cabin.

Exterior styling changes are minimal, with a revised bonnet profile the only clue to the new Defender.

The new Defender is due in New Zealand in the second quarter of 2007. Prices will be announced later. 

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