Land Rover MY25 Defender – Everything you need to know

MY25 Defender – Land Rover Defender  is taking luxurious adventure to a new level with a suite of enhancements across the brand line-up, while the introduction of a new 110 Sedona Edition and simplified specification levels make it easier than ever to pick the perfect Defender.

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  • Defender upgrade: Unstoppable 4×4 has been updated with a suite of comfort-enhancing features for more luxurious all-terrain travel
  • Captain Chairs Pack: New individual Captain Chairs1 provide ultimate comfort and luxury for the second row, plus gracious aisle access to the spacious third row of Defender 130 V8
  • Signature Interior upgrade: Even higher level of durable craftsmanship, exclusivity and comfort
  • Sedona Edition: Defender 110 Sedona Edition brings a new eye-catching colour to the 110 body design with exclusive exterior finish and unique Sedona Red accents
  • Greater power: New D350 powertrain introduced with more power and increased torque, ensuring Defender is ready to tackle even more challenges than ever, on and off-road
  • Curated choices: Streamlined specifications and bundled options make it easier than ever for clients to pick the perfect Defender. Priced from $92,402 plus on-roads for the Defender 90 S D250, with first deliveries due in September 2024
  • Find out more: View the latest Defender collection at www.landrover.com.au/defender

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Land Rover MY25 Defender

Passenger comfort is taken up a notch with a new Signature Interior Pack and, for Defender 130 clients, the introduction of the luxurious new Captain Chairs Pack on 130 V8. The new seating option for the second row elevates the passenger experience with two individual luxury seats, featuring arm rests either side and comfortable winged headrests, separated by an aisle that giving gracious walkthrough access to the third row. The introduction of a new D350 powertrain also provides a powerful, flexible new engine option.

Mark Cameron, Managing Director, Defender, said: “Our vision for Defender is to continuously improve what is already a superb vehicle that can go anywhere and do anything. The introduction of the new Sedona Edition, enhanced interior options and our most powerful ever Defender diesel engine mean our clients now have more choice than ever. And with the new Captain Chairs in Defender 130 V8, up to seven people can now travel in greater comfort on both epic adventures and localised expeditions.”

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New MY25 Defender 110 Sedona Edition

Sedona, Arizona, provides the inspiration for the colour of the new 110 Sedona Edition – a place of adventure, stunning natural beauty and mindful escapism. The natural deep red hue of its iron-rich sandstone landforms has been applied to an exclusive new model.

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The Defender 110 Sedona Red body is complemented by an Extended Black Pack, with Narvik Black Defender script, front grille and skid plates plus 22-inch Gloss Black alloy wheels and a body-coloured spare wheel cover – an exclusive combination for this new edition.  The Sedona Red colour was first seen on Defender 130 and the Defender 110 Sedona Edition will be offered for one year only.

Unique to the Sedona Edition, a new optional bonnet decal depicts the topography of Sedona and reflects Defender’s unstoppable go-anywhere capability and its clientele’s thirst for adventure. The exterior additions are completed by an optional Sedona Red exterior side-mounted gear carrier, ideal for carrying wet or muddy clothing or equipment. The Sedona Edition is also available with option Gloss Black side steps, and Gloss Black wheel arch protection.

Based on the high specification of Defender X-Dynamic HSE D350, the Sedona Edition’s interior is available with Ebony Windsor Leather and KvadratTM seats for the first time, providing a tough and highly tactile environment.

The seats are part of the newly introduced Signature Interior Pack, which brings a suite of enhancements for greater luxury and attention to detail, tactile new material additions and convenient storage pockets for front row passengers.

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my25 Defender 130 V8 Captain Chairs Pack: first-class comfort in the second row

The luxurious new individual chairs available for second-row occupants in Defender 130 V8 provide ultimate comfort, spaciousness and versatility, separated from each other by an aisle that gives elegant and effortless access to the third row. With heating and cooling technology, they’re perfect for first-class adventures across the globe, bringing front-row comfort to those travelling in row two.

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Individual arm rests on each of the two chairs raise comfort levels even further, while the aisle between the seats brings additional space for the centre passenger in row three to stretch out. Twin cupholders on a raised area just behind the front centre console provide extra practicality and create an informal divide between the seats.

The second-row Captain Chairs with winged headrests, like those in the front, offer even greater comfort on longer journeys and adventures with the Defender 130 V8 model.

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New Signature Interior Pack3

The new Signature Interior Pack combines a comprehensive suite of upgrades to Defender’s interior across seating and trim finishes, for an even more distinctive environment. Available across all body designs, the Signature Interior Pack is standard on Defender X and V8 specifications, and optional for MY25 Defender Dynamic HSE.

In the front row, it provides 14-way electrically controlled seats with heating, cooling and memory functions, with supportive new winged headrests. In the second row, climate seats are fitted – with winged headrests on Defender 110 and 130 models. For those in the third row of Defender 110 and 130, heated seats ensure cold-weather comfort across the entire vehicle.

The luxurious Signature Interior Pack provides material upgrades for heightened tactility throughout the Defender’s cabin, including Windsor Leather and KvadratTM seats, available in Ebony or Caraway/Ebony and New UltrafabricsTM available in Light Cloud/Lunar colourway.

Complementing the seats are softer accents through the cabin and a new centre console side pocket is found on both driver and passenger sides, allowing those in the front to keep smaller items secure with elasticated sides and felt inner trim.

Defender’s distinctive exposed cross car beam is metallic grey with a powder coat finish, while moulded trim accents are finished in Satin Black with subtle chrome interior accents. The Signature Interior Pack also adds a tactile Suedecloth headlining in Light Cloud or Ebony, depending on the seating choice.

Simplified specification choices

A simplified range of carefully curated optional packs are also available:

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Driving and ADAS packs:

  • Off-Road Pack – Electronic Active Differential, black roof rails, all-terrain tyres, domestic plug socket, Wade Sensing
  • Advanced Off-Road Pack – All-Terrain Progress Control, Terrain Response 2, Configurable Terrain Response, Electronic Air Suspension, Adaptive Dynamics and Automatic Headlight Levelling
  • Air Suspension Pack – Electronic Air Suspension, Adaptive Dynamics, Automatic Headlight Levelling

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Cold Climate and Towing Packs:

  • Cold Climate Pack – Heated windscreen, washer jets and steering wheel, plus headlight power wash
  • Towing Pack (90 and 110)4 – Advanced Tow Assist, tow hitch receiver, All-Terrain Progress Control, Terrain Response 2, Configurable Terrain Response, Electronic Air Suspension, Adaptive Dynamics and Automatic Headlight Levelling

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Interior Packs:

  • Signature Interior Pack – Front row heated and cooled electric memory seats with winged headrests, second row climate seats with winged headrests, suedecloth headlining, leather steering wheel, Windsor Leather and KvadratTM or UltrafabricsTM seats
  • Comfort and Convenience Pack – Configurable Cabin Lighting, Meridian Sound System, front centre console refrigerator compartment and soft-close tail door
  • Premium Upgrade Interior Pack – Leather steering wheel, Extended Leather Upgrade, leather gearshift, 14-way heated and cooled electric memory front seats and electrically adjustable steering column

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Third Row Seating Packs:

  • Family Pack (110) – Three-zone climate control, air quality sensor and Cabin Air Purification Plus, and manual third-row seats, plus Electronic Air Suspension, Adaptive Dynamics and automatic headlight levelling
  • Family Comfort Pack (110) – As above, but with heated third-row seats and three-zone climate control with rear cooling assist

A new Matte Protective Film provides a contemporary new exterior finish while also providing an added layer of protection to the bodywork, providing reassurance and enhanced durability to those who go off the beaten track while maintaining Defender’s exterior finish.

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Updated engine choice MY25 Defender

Defender has now introduced a powerful upgrade to the diesel line-up with the introduction of a new D350 engine globally, replacing the prior D300 engine5.

With 258kW (350PS) – an uplift of 37kW (50PS) – and more torque (50Nm increase to 700Nm), Defender is more engaging than ever with greater flexibility and faster responses, meaning everything from overtaking to towing is even more effortless than ever.

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25MY Defender model range – Australia:

Defender 90D250S$92,402
Defender 90P400X$155,949
Defender 90P525V8$192,373
Defender 110D250Hard Top S$106,232
Defender 110D350X-Dynamic SE$109,880
Defender 110D350X-Dynamic HSE$125,125
Defender 110D350X$158,627
Defender 110P400S$94,992
Defender 110P400X-Dynamic SE$115,250
Defender 110P400X-Dynamic HSE$129,900
Defender 110P400X$159,945
Defender 110D350Sedona Edition$135,791
Defender 110P400eX-Dynamic SE$126,800
Defender 110P400eX-Dynamic HSE$138,705
Defender 110P525V8$199,999
Defender 130D350X-Dynamic SE$130,450
Defender 130P400X-Dynamic SE$134,556
Defender 130P400Outbound$136,647
Defender 130P500V8$217,282

 

The updated Defender line-up is available now from www.landrover.com.au/defender

Notes

1 Captain Chairs only available on Defender 130 V8 only
2Market dependent
3Signature Interior Pack will be available on all body styles (optional on X-Dynamic HSE and standard on X and V8 trims)
4Towing pack not available on V8 models

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