Land Rover Defender PHEV Upgrades Revealed

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The land rover defender ev is one of the most popular and best-loved 4x4s in the world. With capability and style that’s second to none, it’s a go-anywhere vehicle that isn’t just a practical choice for the everyday driver, but also a collector’s dream.

With its latest powertrain upgrades, the Land Rover Defender continues to deliver world-class off-road capabilities and a more refined on-road experience. With a new P400e plug-in hybrid (PHEV) powertrain and an in-line six-cylinder Ingenium diesel engine, it is even more economical and responsive.

PHEV technology continually optimises torque distribution throughout the driveline, improving fuel economy and reducing CO2 emissions. This intelligent torque management system enables the Defender’s all-wheel drive systems to constantly vary axle torque based on its surroundings and driver inputs, to give you the perfect combination of traction, off-road dynamics and driving efficiency.

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On the road, the Defender feels a little less refined than its larger capacity diesel siblings when put under full stress, but it remains smooth and supple and has decent on-road manners. Despite its regenerative braking it does feel like the electric motor has slightly de-tuned the four-cylinder’s progressive steering, but otherwise this is still a good performer that’s well worth the wait for.

Its interior is similarly a treat, with exposed bolt heads and a tray that spans the width of the cab for all those bits you’ll need to drop. It’s also fitted with an Alpine Halo touchscreen and JL Audio speakers, and it supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.