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Land Rover has announced a V8 version of their Defender SUV is now available in South Africa, with each model costing over R2 million each.
The new model is the most powerful Defender ever made and sits at the top of the local lineup.
It is also available in a special edition and with a black colour pack option.
Land Rover Defender V8 details
The SUV is available in both 110 five-door and 90 three-door short-wheelbase body designs.
Under the bonnet, the SUV packs a 5.0-litre V8 engine with a power output of 386kW and 625Nm of torque.
According to Land Rover, the car has a top speed of 240km/h.
The Defender 90 V8 accelerates from 0-100km/h in 5.2 seconds while the Defender 110 V8 accelerates from 0-100km/h in 5.4 seconds.
The engine sends power to all four wheels through a standard eight-speed automatic transmission.
The SUV also features a new Electronic Active Rear Differential. This allows for more agile handling and improved body control.
In addition to the standard Defender V8, there is also a Carpathian Edition model available to purchase.
The model is finished in Carpathian Grey and features a Narvik Black contrast roof, bonnet, and tail door.
It also includes edition badging finished, Satin Black towing eyes, Xenon Blue brake callipers, interior seats finished in Miko Suedecloth and Robustec accents, and an Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel.
Customers can also buy their Defender with a new Extended Black Pack option.
The option includes a Gloss Black finish on the front and rear skid plates, grille bar, and lower body cladding and wheel arches.
Price and availability in South Africa
The SUV is now available with prices starting at R2 359 300 for the Defender 90 V8.
The prices for each model are as follows:
- Land Rover Defender 90 V8 – R2 359 300
- Land Rover Defender 110 V8 – R2 432 900
- Land Rover Defender 90 V8 Carpathian Edition – R2 454 700
- Land Rover Defender 110 V8 Carpathian Edition – R2 528 300
The prices include VAT but exclude CO2 tax.
All models come with a standard 5-year/100 000km Land Rover Care warranty and Maintenance Plans.
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