Land Rover Defender gets new diesel engine

A new 2.2-litre diesel engine that meets the latest EU5 standards is replacing the EU4 2.4-litre diesel. It brings greater levels of performance and refinement to the 2012 Land Rover Defender.

The smaller capacity engine delivers the same power, torque and economy as its outgoing unit but makes this the cleanest Defender yet produced. In EU5 markets, the new engine comes with a diesel particulate filter (DPF ) to ensure the lowest possible levels of regulated emissions.

The Defender can trace its roots back to 1948 and since that time Land Rovers have earned a reputation as the most rugged and versatile off-road vehicles in the world.

Since the current model's introduction in 2007, the Defender has consistently sold an average of 25,000 units a year worldwide. Retail and utility customers, armed forces, and NGOs in over 100 countries believe that the Defender’s off-road ability, durability, and towing capability are still head and shoulders above the competition.

Such a unique combination of attributes explains why this legendary vehicle commands such exceptionally high standards of customer loyalty.

“The substantial improvements to the Defender in 2007 transformed its on-road refinement and comfort whilst extending its legendary capability off-road for which Defender is synonymous. With the introduction of the new 2.2-litre diesel engine and two option packs, the Defender for 2012 now offers greater customer choice than ever before,” John Edwards, Land Rover global brand director told the Advertiser.


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