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New Defenders in NZ


Cab-chassis versions of the Defender 110 and 130 have been added to the Land Rover range in New Zealand

Land Rover has added two Defender models to its New Zealand line-up for 2010.

Both are cab chassis variants - in 110 and 130 configurations - aimed specifically at the agriculture and forestry service sectors.

"Buyers can add whatever kind of tray or other rear section they want to best suit their business needs," said Paul Ricketts, Brand Manager of Land Rover New Zealand.

"These are working trucks designed specifically for off-road work, although they do come with convenience features to provide a pleasant working environment."

Both the 110 and 130 cab chassis are powered by a 2.4 litre four cylinder turbo diesel motor producing 90kWs and 360Nm of torque, mated to a six-speed manual gearbox with high and low range permanent 4WD.

An ABS braking system is standard, together with traction control. Remote central locking with an engine immobiliser and alarm is also standard.

Other equipment includes rear mud flaps, tow ball, drop plate and electrics, side steps, LED instruments, air conditioning and CD sound system with auxiliary connection, under ride protection bar, electric windows, leather steering wheel and cloth upholstery.

The Defender 110 and 130 cab chassis have a rated towing capacity of 3500kg for a braked trailer thanks to their rigidly strong steel ladder chassis and lightweight aluminium body.

Defender sits on live beam front and rear axles with coil springs and telescopic dampers. At the front a Panhard rod is added.

The Defender can tackle a maximum gradient of 45 degrees and a maximum traverse angle of 35 degrees. It can wade through 500mm of water.

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