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LAND ROVER DEFENDER

INTRODUCTION

Ford EcoSport is one of the most exciting 5-seater SUVs in India. Available in seven petrol versions and eight diesel variants, it is also one of the most popular SUVs that you will find. A glance at Ford EcoSport prices reveals that it is one of the most economical as well. Hence, Ford EcoSport is a defining SUV in many ways. One of the essential features of Ford EcoSport is the 1.5-litre Ecoboost engine. Of all Ford EcoSport variants, two have automatic transmission system whereas the remaining vehicles run on 6-speed manual gears.

Though Ford EcoSport has a body of an SUV, it is a crossover model because this SUV body sits on the chassis of a sedan. It is a muscular vehicle capable of cruising over rough terrain because of its high Ford EcoSport ground clearance. Ford EcoSport is an ideal vehicle for families that go on long trips. The salient feature of this vehicle is that it comes with a tailgate-mounted spare wheel similar to what many SUVs in India provide.

 

 

EXTERIOR

EXTERIOR

Ford EcoSport has a unique design that highlights its high ground clearance. The front portion of the vehicle consists of a single unit having a prominent hexagonal grille flanked by horizontal slats. The Ford logo at the centre of grill looks commanding. The makers have used a lot of chrome plating to lend an exquisite look to the fascia. The highlights of the frontal fascia are its projector headlights with Daytime Running Lamps and fog lamps. The Ford EcoSport lower-end models drive on 15-inch alloy wheels whereas the top-end versions have 17-inch wheels to deliver a higher Ford EcoSport ground clearance.


The Ford EcoSport specifications are 3998mm X 1765mm X 1647mm thereby ensuring that it is a tall vehicle. The ground clearance for the lower end Ford EcoSport cars is 200mm, high enough for all speed breakers and bumps. The wheelbase of 2519mm lends adequate balance as it provides the right equilibrium to balance the front and back portions of the car.

INTERIOR

INTERIOR

Ford EcoSport interior match the exterior in every respect. The vehicle is a tall one. The designing of the cabin makes it look more spacious than it is. In spite of the high ground clearance, the car provides adequate headroom for occupants. One of the salient features of Ford EcoSport interior in the top-end models is the 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Ford’s latest SYNC 3 system features both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The lower-end models get a similar system, but with a smaller touchscreen measuring 6.5 inches.

You can experience the difference as you enter the Ford EcoSport. Plush seats with high-quality fabric beckon you to have a seat. The height of the cabin is such that you get enough headroom. The driver seat presents an ideal view of the road ahead. A fantastic dashboard with both analogue and digital indicators greets the driver. Adjustable headrests for all rows add to the overall comfort. Infotainment system is compatible with Bluetooth and has adequate connectivity options, like Aux-In and USB. The driver gets immediate reminders like engine malfunction, headlight alert, low fuel warning, fasten seatbelt warning, and key off alerts. Different indicators like fuel gauge and distance to fuel empty status are welcome additions. Ford EcoSport does not have a big boot, but it is adequate to store your luggage when you go on long trips

 

ENGINE & PERFORMANCE

ENGINE & PERFORMANCE

Many Ford vehicles have the powerful 1.0L Ecoboost engine. On launching Ford EcoSport, Ford has discontinued its 1.0L engine and replaced it with a 1.5L engine. This BS IV-compliant engine is a naturally aspirated engine capable of delivering higher power. The petrol variant delivers a torque of 150 Nm @4500 rpm and provides enough power of 123 Ps @6500 rpm. However, one model, 1.0L Ecoboost Ti VCT Titanium S comes with a 999cc engine.

The diesel engine is more potent than its petrol counterpart is, as it delivers a power of 99 Bhp @3750 rpm and has a torque of 205 Nm @1750 rpm. Ford EcoSport runs on a front wheel drive with a 5-speed manual transmission system. Some of the top-end variants come with 6-speed manual transmission as well. Ford EcoSport has two variants that run on an automatic transmission.

Ford EcoSport diesel mileage is around 23 kmpl whereas the automatic variants deliver less at 14.8 kmpl. Ford EcoSport petrol mileage is a satisfactory figure of approximately 17 to 18 kmpl. It does not set the roads on fire, but the Ford EcoSport mileage is a decent one in its segment.

Ford EcoSport is a comfortable vehicle to handle. Its high ground clearance gives the impression of lording over the roads. The driver seat arrangement is such that one gets a perfect view of the road ahead. Its power steering facility enables you to manoeuvre the big vehicle in challenging city traffic easily. Overall, one can state that Ford EcoSport is an excellent vehicle in all respects.

 

BRAKING AND SAFETY

BRAKING AND SAFETY

Ford EcoSport has excellent front and rear suspensions to ensure that its passengers enjoy a comfortable ride. The high Ford EcoSport ground clearance also plays a vital role in this aspect. The lower end models have tyre size of 195/65R15 whereas its top models come with 17-inch alloy wheels.

Ventilated disc brakes for the front wheel and drum brakes for the rear are good enough to bring the vehicle to an immediate halt. It comes with ABS and EBD so that the car does not skip or topple over when you apply sudden brakes in an emergency. All variants except for four Titanium models come with two airbags for driver and front seat passenger. The Titanium Plus models have six airbags to protect all passengers. Additional standard safety features include warnings for ‘door ajar,’ engine immobiliser, child safety locks, and a central locking system.

CONCLUSION

CONCLUSION

Ford EcoSport reviews show that many people prefer the Ford SUV to its competitors because of various reasons. One principal reason is the ease of handling the Ford EcoSport. India has an excellent domestic market for Ford EcoSport. Customers appreciate this compact SUV as Ford has rectified various errors from the previous generation of this vehicle. The pricing of Ford EcoSport is also one of the crucial factors for its popularity..

Defender Summary

Avg Ex Showroom Price ₹ 73.91 Lakh
Mileage: 8.7 kmpl
Engine 1997 cc
Seating Capacity 05
Top Speed 191.5 kmph
0-100 Speed Time 7.7 s

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Specifications of Land Rover Defender

Engine & Transmission
Engine 1997 cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC
Engine Type 2.0L Turbocharged I4
Fuel Type Petrol
Max Power ([email protected]) 296 bhp @ 5500 rpm
Max Torque ([email protected]) 400 Nm @ 1500 rpm
Mileage (ARAI) 8.7 kmpl
Driving Range 783 Km
Drivetrain 4WD / AWD
Transmission Automatic (Torque Converter) - 8 Gears, Manual Override & Paddle Shift, Sport Mode
Turbocharger / Supercharger Turbocharged, Variable Geometry
Emission Standard BS 6
Others Idle Start/Stop
Dimensions & Weight
Length 5018 mm
Width 2008 mm
Height 1967 mm
Wheelbase 3022 mm
Ground Clearance 218 mm
Kerb Weight 2261 kg
Capacity
Doors 5 Doors
Seating Capacity 5 Person
No of Seating Rows 2 Rows
Bootspace 857 litres
Fuel Tank Capacity 90 litres
Suspensions, Brakes & Steering
Front Suspension Independent multi-link with double wishbone with air suspension
Rear Suspension Integral link with air suspension
Front Brake Type Disc
Rear Brake Type Disc
Minimum Turning Radius 6.42 metres
Steering Type Power assisted (Electric)
Wheels Alloy Wheels
Spare Wheel Alloy
Front Tyres 255 / 60 R20
Rear Tyres 255 / 60 R20

Features of Land Rover Defender

Safety

Airbags 6 Airbags (Driver, Passenger, 2 Curtain, Driver Side, Front Passenger Side)
Middle rear three-point seatbelt Yes
Middle Rear Head Rest No
Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Yes
Child Seat Anchor Points  Yes
Seat Belt Warning  Yes

Braking & Traction

Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) Yes
Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) Yes
Four-Wheel-Drive Torque-On-Demand
Hill Hold Control Yes
Brake Assist (BA) Yes
Traction Control System (TC/TCS) Yes
Electronic Stability Program (ESP) Yes
Ride Height Adjustment Yes
Hill Descent Control Yes
Limited Slip Differential (LSD) Yes
Differential Lock Electronic

Locks & Security

Engine immobilizer Yes
Central Locking Keyless
Speed Sensing Door Lock Yes
Child Safety Lock Yes

Comfort & Convenience

Air Conditioner Yes (Automatic Dual Zone)
Front AC Two Zones, Individual Fan Speed Controls
Third Row AC Yes
Rear AC No
Heater Yes
Vanity Mirrors on Sun Visors Driver & Co-Driver
Cabin-Boot Access Yes
Anti-glare Mirrors Electronic – All
Parking Assist 360 Camera
Parking Sensors Front & Rear
Cruise Control Yes
Headlight & Ignition On Reminder Yes
Keyless Start/ Button Start Yes
Steering Adjustment Electric Tilt & Telescopic
12V Power Outlets Yes

Telematics

Remote Car Lock/Unlock Via app Yes
Emergency Call Yes
Find My Car Yes
Remote Car Light Flashing & Honking Via app Yes
Geo-Fence Yes
Remote Sunroof Open/Close Via app Yes
Over The Air (OTA) Updates Yes
Check Vehicle Status Via App Yes

Seats & Upholstery

Driver Seat Adjustment 14 way electrically adjustable with 3 memory presets (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, seat height up / down, lumbar up / down, lumbar forward / back, seat base angle up / down, backrest bolsters in / out) + 4 way manually adjustable (headrest up / down, headrest forward / back)
Front Passenger Seat Adjustment 14 way electrically adjustable with 3 memory presets (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, seat height up / down, lumbar up / down, lumbar forward / back, seat base angle up / down, backrest bolsters in / out) + 4 way manually adjustable (headrest up / down, headrest forward / back)
Rear Row Seat Adjustment 2 way manually adjustable (headrest up / down)
Seat Upholstery Leather
Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel Yes
Leather-wrapped Gear Knob
Yes
Driver Armrest Yes
Rear Passenger Seats Type Bench
Ventilated Seats
Front only
Ventilated Seat Type Heated and cooled
Interiors Dual Tone
Interior Colours Ebony, Acorn / Lunar, Khaki / Ebony
Rear Armrest Yes
Folding Rear Seat Full
Split Rear Seat 40:20:40 split
Front Seatback Pockets Yes
Head-rests Front & Rear

Storage

Cup Holders Front & Rear
Driver Armrest Storage Yes
Cooled Glove Box No
Sunglass Holder Yes

Doors, Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

Power Windows Front & Rear
One Touch -Down All
One Touch – Up All
Adjustable ORVM Electrically Adjustable & Retractable
Turn Indicators on ORVM Yes
Rear Wiper Yes
Rear Defogger Yes
Rain-sensing Wipers Yes
Interior Door Handles Body Coloured
Interior Door Handles Silver
Door Pockets Front & Rear
Boot-lid Opener Electric Tailgate Release
Outside Rear View Mirrors (ORVMs) Black

Exterior

Sunroof / Moonroof Panoramic Sunroof
Roof rails No
Body-Coloured Bumpers Yes
Roof Mounted Antenna Yes
Body Kit Cladding – Black/Grey
Rub – Strips No

Lighting

Daytime Running Lights LED
Fog Lights LED on front, Halogen on rear
Headlights LED
Automatic Head Lamps Yes
Follow me home headlamps Yes
Tail Lights LED
Cabin Lamps Front and Rear
Headlight Height Adjuster Yes
Glove Box Lamp Yes
Lights on Vanity Mirrors Driver & Co-Driver
Rear Reading Lamp Yes
Cornering Headlights Intelligent

Instrumentation

Instrument Cluster Digital
Trip Meter Electronic 2 Trips
Average Fuel Consumption Yes
Average Speed Yes
Distance to Empty Yes
Clock Digital
Low Fuel Level Warning Yes
Door Ajar Warning Yes
Adjustable Cluster Brightness Yes
Shift Indicator Dynamic
Gear Indicator Yes
Instantaneous Consumption Yes
Tachometer Digital

Entertainment, Information & Communication

Smart Connectivity Android Auto, Apple Car Play
Integrated (in-dash) Music System Yes
Display Touch-screen Display
GPS Navigation System Yes
Speakers 6+
USB Compatibility Yes
Aux Compatibility Yes
Bluetooth Compatibility Phone & Audio Streaming
MP3 Playback Yes
DVD Playback No
AM/FM Radio Yes
iPod Compatibility Yes
Steering mounted controls Yes
Voice Command Yes

Manufacturer Warranty

Warranty (Years) 3
Warranty (Kilometres) 100000

Pros & Cons of Land Rover Defender

Pros of Land Rover Defender

Stand Out Features

  • Iconic Off-Roader with world-renowned capabilities
  • Comes with modern hardware, features and customisation
  • Not as expensive as we expected it to be

Cons of Land Rover Defender

Need Improvement

  • Not the easiest car to manoeuvre in city
  • Even though it’s not utilitarian, the cabin is noisy
  • Ergonomics could have been better

FAQ About Land Rover Defender

What is the price of Defender?

The on-road price of Defender in Delhi starts at ‎₹ 80.97 Lakh and goes upto ‎₹ 1.01 Crore.The on road price is made up of ex-showroom price, RTO registration, road tax and insurance amount.

Which car is better between Defender and Discovery?

Defender price start at ₹ 69.99 Lakh ex-showroom and It comes with 1997 cc engine. Whereas Discovery price start at ₹ 87.99 Lakh ex-showroom and It comes with 2995 cc engine

What is price of Defender top model?

Top model of Defender is 110 HSE and the ex-showroom for Defender 110 HSE is ₹ 87.10 Lakh.

What is the mileage of Land Rover Defender?

As per ARAI, Land Rover Defender mileage is 8.82 kmpl. Real mileage of the vehicle varies depending upon the driving habits. City and highway mileage figures also vary depending upon the road conditions.

Things to keep in mind before Buying Land Rover Defender

 

When buying a new car in general one must look for things like body panels that are out of line, or load bearing beams that seem to have been damaged. The next thing to check whether the paint is original or it has been repainted, a quick check under concealed plastic panels is a great way to check for unmatched paint. Another thing to check for is underbody rust in humid or sea adjacent areas.

A good way to check if the car has been rear-ended is by checking the boot. Flip open the spare wheel cover and remove the wheel completely. If the car was repaired after an accident the floor will have visible signs as the surface wouldn’t be smooth as it would in an undamaged car.

In the end, always remember to check for complete documentation including service records. Also, do check with the insurance company for any past claims, which will make you aware of the accidents the car has been involved in. Last but not the least, get the car checked from a trusted workshop before closing the deal.

Land Rover Defender Price List

Variants Ex-Showroom price
Defender 90

1997 cc, Petrol, Automatic (Torque Converter), 8.93 kmpl
₹ 69.99 Lakh
Defender 90 S

1997 cc, Petrol, Automatic (Torque Converter), 8.93 kmpl
₹ 73.41 Lakh
Defender 110

1997 cc, Petrol, Automatic (Torque Converter), 8.7 kmpl
₹ 76.57 Lakh
Defender 90 SE

1997 cc, Petrol, Automatic (Torque Converter), 8.93 kmpl
₹ 76.61 Lakh
Defender 110 S

1997 cc, Petrol, Automatic (Torque Converter), 8.7 kmpl
₹ 79.99 Lakh
Defender 90 HSE

1997 cc, Petrol, Automatic (Torque Converter), 8.93 kmpl
₹ 80.43 Lakh
Defender 90 First Edition

1997 cc, Petrol, Automatic (Torque Converter), 8.93 kmpl
₹ 81.30 Lakh
Defender 110 SE

1997 cc, Petrol, Automatic (Torque Converter), 8.7 kmpl
₹ 83.28 Lakh
Defender 110 First Edition

1997 cc, Petrol, Automatic (Torque Converter), 8.7 kmpl
₹ 86.27 Lakh
Defender 110 HSE

1997 cc, Petrol, Automatic (Torque Converter), 8.7 kmpl
₹ 87.10 Lakh

Land Rover Defender Expert Reviews

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for Land Rover Defender

Bought brown and black 110 HSE, with black alloys. Looks so dope. Like a tank moving on the road. The driving experience is good but as smooth like driving a luxury sedan/coupé. Performance is mind-blowing. Cons. * Interior should be more premium. *Should have an option for 500bhp+ engine.


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Land Rover Defender Mileage

6.82
CITY KM/L
8.82
HWY KM/L

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