25 Feb 2021: 2022 Land Rover Defender, with a 518hp V8 engine, unveiled
The 2022 Land Rover Defender V8 SUV has been unveiled in two-door 90 and four-door 110 body styles. A special Carpathian Edition is also available for those seeking a more personalized experience.
As for the highlights, the car has an eye-catching design and a spacious tech-loaded cabin. It runs on a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine linked to an 8-speed automatic gearbox.
Here's our roundup.
Exteriors: The car is available with several design packs
The 2022 Defender V8 has an aggressive look, featuring a muscular bonnet, a minimalist grille, rectangular-shaped headlights, 22-inch wheels, and quad exhaust tips. It comes in Yulong White, Carpathian Grey, and Santorini Black colors.
New design packs are also available. The Bright Pack adds a chromed finish to the grille, badges, and skid plates while the Extended Black Pack introduces gloss black trim.
Fact: A look at the Carpathian Edition
The Defender V8 is also offered in a special variant called Carpathian Edition. It has a gray-colored body and skid plates, while the hood, roof, and tailgate are finished in Narvik Black. The exteriors are protected by a special film with a semi-matte finish.
Interiors: The Defender V8 has a spacious tech-loaded cabin
The 2022 Land Rover Defender V8 has a spacious cabin featuring auto climate control, wireless phone charger, an Alcantara-covered 4-spoke steering wheel with chrome paddle shifters, and Ebony Windsor Leather upholstery.
It houses a 10.0-inch/11.4-inch touchscreen Pivi Pro infotainment system with support for the latest connectivity facilities.
All standard safety features, including multiple airbags, traction control, and a rear-view camera are also available.
Power: The vehicle has a top-speed of 240km/h
The Defender V8 runs on a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine linked to an 8-speed automatic gearbox. The mill makes 518hp/625Nm. The car can sprint from 0-100km/h in roughly 5 seconds and attain a top-speed of 240km/h.
It has larger-diameter anti-roll bars for controlling extra power, a yaw controller for better cornering, and a Dynamic mode that stiffens the suspension and sharpens the throttle response.
Fact: 2022 Land Rover Defender V8: Pricing
The pricing details of the 2022 Defender V8 are yet to be announced. However, in the US, it should start at around $85,000 (roughly Rs. 61.6 lakh) for the two-door 90 model and around $90,000 (approximately Rs. 65.2 lakh) for the four-door 110 variant.