Until 2015 when Land Rover will replace the actual generation of Defender, the automaker is updating the off-road rig with an all-new diesel engine for the 2012 model year.
The 2012 Defender with DPF – diesel particle filter will make the 2012 model the cleanest Defender ever made with combined cycle CO2 emission of 266g/km for the 90 and 295g/km for the 110 and 130 versions.
The 2012 Defender keeps the GFT MT 82 six-speed transmission, which offers both a high top gear for cruising and an enhanced low-speed crawl capability. Top speed has been raised to 90mph compared with the current Defender’s 82mph.
Two new option packages are available.
The Comfort Pack is priced from £1650 and features a CD player, air conditioning, and power windows / locks. On the other hand, the £1500 Off-Road Pack adds anti-lock brakes, off-road tires, underbody protection and a ball hitch.
Land Rover Global Brand Director John Edwards said: “With the introduction of the new 2.2-litre diesel engine and two option packs, the Defender for 2012 now offers greater customer choice than ever before.”
Prices for the 2012 Defender start from £21,895.