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Land Rover Defender V8 Pricing For South Africa

Land Rover South Africa has confirmed that the 2022 Land Rover Defender V8 will indeed be making its way to South Africa so how much will you need to part with to pop this growling off-roader in your garage?

The South African pricing for the new Land Rover Defender V8 is as follows:

Land Rover Defender 90 V8 – R2,270,310
Land Rover Defender 110 V8 – R2,343,910
Land Rover Defender 90 V8 Carpathian Edition – R2,365,710
Land Rover Defender 110 V8 Carpathian Edition – R2,439,310

Included in the prices is a 5-year/100,000km Land Rover Care Plan.

As a reminder, the Defender V8 is fitted with the 5.0-litre supercharged V8 that makes 518 hp (386 kW) and 625 Nm (461 lb-ft) of torque. This is sent through an eight-speed automatic gearbox which allows the Defender V8 90 to sprint to 100 km/h (96 mph) in 5.2 seconds and run to a top speed of 240 km/h (149 mph).

 

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Land Rover Defender V8 Price Announced

The Land Rover Defender with a V8 will be the ultimate Defender and South African pricing for the high-performance flagship has been announced.

The South African Land Rover Defender range currently comprises petrol, diesel and plug-in derivatives, but the family will be expanding with the arrival of a fire-breathing 5.0-litre supercharged V8 flagship.

We’ve already had extensive time behind the wheel of the Defender 110 and the new Defender 90 has just touched down.

V8 Defender Engine

At the heart of the Land Rover Defender flagship model is the JLR 5.0-litre supercharged V8 which gets another lease on life. We know this engine is capable of big power, but it appears the Defender V8 is running a little conservative. That being said, 368 kW and 625 Nm in a Land Rover Defender is going to feel very quick.

Power goes to all 4 wheels via an 8-speed automatic gearbox and performance is brisk, with Land Rover claiming this is the quickest Defender to date. 0-100 kph is dispatched in a claimed 5.2 seconds for the Defender 90 and it’ll run to a top speed of 240 kph. Expect the bigger Defender 110 to be fractionally slower than that. With all that additional performance, the Land Rover Defender has received a unique suspension and transmission tuning, as well as spring and damper rates plus a new electronic active rear differential.

How much does the Land Rover Defender V8 cost in South Africa?

Land Rover Defender 90 V8 R2 270 310

Land Rover Defender 110 V8 R2 343 910

Land Rover Defender 90 V8 Carpathian Edition R2 365 710

Land Rover Defender 110 V8 Carpathian Edition R2 439 310

 

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I saw a 90 yesterday parked at the Stellenbosch dealer, I don't like it. It looks odd. The 110 looks much better.
 

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Land Rover Defender handed custom parts by Startech

For those looking to add a bit more drama to their Land Rover Defender, custom parts manufacturer Startech has put together a rather bold custom catalogue. The list of parts includes visual changes to the exterior and interior as well as mild revisions to the chassis.

Providing the British SUV with a characterful visual revision, Startech has fitted the Land Rover Defender with a custom rear door attachment which removes the spare wheel to reduce weight. This cover can be replaced with numerous design samples of the Union Jack in different variations. Contrasting this, is a spoiler that has been applied to the end of the roof. At the front, the Defender is given a rather bold makeover with a completely new apron that provides changes to the headlamp surrounds, grille and air intakes. A splitter is fitted to the lower part of the bumper to further accentuate a sporty aesthetic.

Changes to the side of the Land Rover Defender include a catalogue of Monostar design wheels ranging from sizes 20- to 23-inches. This is accompanied by a lowering module which brings the ride height down by approximately 35 mm in an attempt to enhance the SUV’s athletic stance.


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Land Rover’s 386 kW Defender V8 on the way: SA pricing

Land Rover is set to launch its most potent Defender models ever in South Africa later this year, and we now know how much these V8-powered brutes will cost, thanks to Duoporta. Just take a deep breath …

According to Duoporta, four Defender V8 models are on the menu, with the Defender 90 V8 starting at R2 270 310 and the Carpathian Edition retailing at R2 365 710. The Land Rover Defender 110 V8 is yours for R2 343 910 in standard guise, or R2 439 310 if you want the Carpathian. This is a significant premium over the 294 kW P400 six-cylinder Defender models, which start at R1 264 430.

The Defender V8 is powered by Land Rover’s renowned 5,0-litre supercharged engine, and in this guise it’s tuned to produce 386 kW between 6 000 and 6 500 r/min and 625 N.m of torque from 2 500 r/min. Land Rover claims a 0-100 km/h time of 5,2 seconds for the Defender V8 as well as a top speed of 240 km/h. The V8 is paired with the familiar eight-speed automatic gearbox and four-wheel drive system, and buyers can look forward to a more engaging on-road experience thanks to a new Dynamic driving mode that’s exclusive to the Defender V8.

Like all Land Rover models, the Defender V8 is sold with a five-year or 100 000 km maintenance plan.

Land Rover Defender V8 prices

Defender 90 V8 – R2 270 310

Defender 90 V8 Carpathian Edition – R2 365 710

Defender 110 V8 – R2 343 910

Defender 110 V8 Carpathian Edition – R2 439 310

 

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Land Rover to begin hydrogen Defender trials later this year

Defender will be FCEV test bed as part of JLR’s Project Zeus

Jaguar Land Rover will start testing its new fuel cell powertrain technology with a hydrogen-powered Defender prototype later this year.

The company’s Project Zeus programme forms part of JLR’s plan to achieve zero tailpipe emissions by 2036 and is a core part of the Reimagine strategy unveiled by CEO Thierry Bolloré earlier this year.

Fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) will be “complementary to battery- electric vehicles” in the company’s new-era product line-up. Key benefits over battery-electric vehicles, as outlined by Jaguar Land Rover, include rapid refuelling and optimal range in low temperatures.

 

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Land Rover developing hydrogen-powered Defender prototype

Although hydrogen fuel cell vehicles have been overtaken by their battery-powered counterparts as the new age mobility choice, a number of carmakers – including Toyota and Hyundai – are still hedging their bets on a potential hydrogen-fuelled future.

Jaguar Land Rover is now joining this list, with the British carmaker having announced that it is developing a prototype fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) based on the Land Rover Defender. The company says that it sees FCEVs as being complementary to battery electric vehicles on the path to a zero-emissions future. In fact forecasts predict that there could be up to 10 million FCEVs on the road, globally, by 2030.

“We know hydrogen has a role to play in the future powertrain mix across the whole transport industry,” said JLR’s head of hydrogen development Ralph Clague. “And alongside battery electric vehicles, it offers another zero tailpipe emission solution for the specific capabilities and requirements of Jaguar Land Rover’s world class line-up of vehicles. The work done alongside our partners in Project Zeus will help us on our journey to become a net zero carbon business by 2039, as we prepare for the next generation of zero tailpipe emissions vehicles.”

 
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