2022 Land Rover Defender V8 Performance Review

2022 Land Rover Defender V8 Performance Review

We expect the 2022 Land Rover Defender V8 to launch in late 2021 or early 2022, equipped with a 5.0-liter V8 Supercharged Petrol Engine, which can produce up to 500 horsepower. 

For offroad lovers, you certainly cannot wait to find out more information about the V8 Land Rover Defender. This is because, in the latest generation, the Defender can present many significant changes such as tech specs, engine range, and even the interior.

You will be satisfied driving this car when offroad because this car has a very supportive offroad feature. Then, you will be offroad safely and comfortably using this latest generation Defender. So, let’s look at complete information about the upcoming Land Rover Defender V8 that is interesting for you to know:

Overview

The 2022 Land Rover Defender V8 is a 4×4 car with an aluminum unibody, making this car very tough. This is because the previous generation Land Rover Defender only uses body-on-frame construction. With its new construction, this car has an integral independent rear suspension and double-wishbone front suspension.

However, you can choose coil-sprung suspension or air in the 90s while selecting an air suspension, only available in 110 variants. The latest generation of Defender has a new platform if you’re comparing it to the previous generation.

You will love this car because it has a stiff and robust car structure. The torsional rigidity of this latest generation of Defender is up to 30Nm / Degrees. So, you can say that this car is better than its rival, the Jaguar E-Pace SUV.

2022 Land Rover Defender V8 Engine Specs

Well, this Upcoming  Defender is expected pack with “overkill” V8 Supercharged 5.0-liter petrol engine. This engine configuration can produce power up to 567 horsepower when it comes to Range Rover Sport SVR, but in Defender, it will deliver around 550 horsepower.

Another variant of the traditional Land Rover Defender has several powertrain options, including include four and six-cylinder petrol, plug-ins, and also hybrid and plug-in variants. If you like the more traditional ones, you can choose the four-cylinder diesel option.

Entry-level Defender, D200 badge, is equipped with a 2 liter SD4 diesel with sequential twin-turbo. So, this car can produce 197bhp and 317lb ft stout. If you want a stronger version of the Defender, you can choose the D240 version, which punches a 237bhp and 317lb ft.

On the front, you can choose between the P300 four or six cylinders and also the P300 MHEV. The P300 version is capable of producing 296bhp and 295lb ft and has a sophisticated petrol engine, a single 2.0-liter turbo Si4.

As for the P400 MHEV version, it has a 3.0-liter i6 engine, a single turbocharger, and a lightweight hybrid set up. Then, the version also has a 48-volt centrifugal electric supercharger so it can pound out up to 395bhp and 406lb.

So, if you want to look for the latest generation of the most powerful and fastest Defender, you can choose the P400 MHEV Defender version. However, whatever you choose, by default, this car has an eight-speed ZF automatic. The hybrid version of the four-cylinder plug-in will also be available in the latest generation of Defender.

2022 Land Rover Defender V8 Interior

This car has a charming interior, typical of the Utilitarian Defender, that is a rubberized floor. Regarding entertainment, this car is equipped with 12.3-inch digital instrument binnacle technology. Then, there is also a 10-inch infotainment touch screen with over-the-air software updates.

The latest generation of Defender is also equipped with full A-to-Z of driver-assistance systems. Moreover, this car has five trim levels to choose from S, SE, HSE, First Edition, and Defender X range-top.

The basic model of the seat is the textile, and the highest model is high-quality Windsor leather. The latest generation Defender accessory packages are Explorer, Adventure, Country and Urban, and 170 accessories. There is also a pop-up roof tent that is strong and capable of supporting static loads up to 300kg.

Off-Road Capabilities

This car is an ‘off-road smarts’ because it has all permanent wheel drive and eight-speed automatic transmission. By default, this car has a two-speed transfer case. Moreover, this car has air suspension so that it can raise the height of the rider to 75mm and lower it to 50mm.

This car has a wading depth of up to 900 mm, 400mm higher than the previous generation. You will definitely like this vehicle because it has the latest off-road technology, namely ClearSight GroundView. This technology can project the picture of the ground that is usually hidden by the bonnet of the car.

There is also a Terrain response system that you can configure to suit your preferences. This car is better than the previous generation in off-road because of the longer overhand and the reduction in ground clearance.

2022 Land Rover Defender V8 Release Date & Price

The latest generation of defenders will probably debut in late 2021 or the beginning of 2022. the price should be started from $60,000 (est). For The Regular Defender, the price starts from $50,000 up to $90,000 depending on the variant.

  • D200 Defender 110: $53.270
  • S 110 D200: $57.339
  • D200 SE 110: $61.966
  • D240 S 110: $60.936
  • SE 110 D240: $65.564
  • HSE 110D240: $71.245
  • D240 First Edition 110: $69.308
  • P300 Defender 110: $56.868
  • S 110 P300: $60.936
  • P300 SE 110: $65.564
  • P400 X 110: $92.788

That is complete information about the 2022 Land Rover Defender V8 that you can make as a reference. This latest generation defender has tech specs, engine range, and also a fantastic interior. Also, the offroad feature of this car is very sophisticated so that you will like it.

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