“We will maximise the functionality and usability of New Defender’s cargo area, with tough materials and clever storage solutions to ensure it surpasses the capability of any previous Defender Hard Top.”
— Michael van der Sande, Managing Director, Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations
The 90 will be offered only with coil springs, while air suspension will be an optional extra for the 110. Approach, breakover and departure angles will be the same as those on passenger-carrying variants, and a new ‘Wade’ programme has been added to the Terrain Response 2 system – although the maximum wading depth remains 900mm.
Towing capacity is 3500kg, complemented by Advanced Tow Assist for easier reversing with a trailer by enabling the driver to steer using a rotary controller in the centre console. Fleet operators or business owners will also be able to keep track of the Defender’s location, fuel level and journey history via a ‘Remote’ smartphone app.
The commercial Defender Hard Top will be available to order later in the year.