new Land Rover Defender has earned another five-star review – this time from
the safety experts at Euro NCAP. Land Rover’s most capable and durable model
ever has been awarded the maximum five-star rating in the latest round of test
Defender has an ultra-stiff aluminium-intensive body engineered to cope with
rugged landscapes and it provide excellent safety credentials with technologies
that include Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist and Rear Collision Monitor.
airbags protect the driver and passengers, while up to three ISOFIX mounting
points are available. The New Defender scored 85 per cent for Adult and Child
Occupant protection, 79 per cent for Safety Assist and achieved a 71 per cent
score for Vulnerable Road Users on its way to a five-star overall rating.
NCAP tested a New Defender 110, but the tough4x4 family also includes the
compact Defender 90 and a pair of practical Hard Top commercial derivatives,
which feature a fixed bulkhead behind the front seats and provide 2 059 and 1
355 l of cargo space respectively.
its world premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2019, Land Rover has
experienced unprecedented demand for the new 4x4. Since its debut, Land Rover
has also introduced its efficient range of in-line six-cylinder Ingenium diesel
engines with mild hybrid technology and its advanced P400e plug-in hybrid. This
provides an all-electric range of up to 43 km and CO2 emissions of 74g/km.
Rover has also introduced the X-Dynamic specification, available on both
Defender 90 and 110. It provides a selection of exterior and interior design
elements reflecting the 4x4’s immense capability and ensuring it stands out
from the crowd.
comprehensive range of advanced driver assistance technologies available on
Emergency Braking – Detects if a potential frontal collision with another
vehicle may occur and displays a forward alert to warn the driver to brake. If
the driver doesn't respond, the vehicle will deploy emergency braking to reduce
the severity of the possible impact.
Blind Spot Assist – A flashing icon in the appropriate wing mirror alertsthe
driver to obstacles in, or quickly approaching, your blind spot.
3D Surround Camera – Assists the driver during low-speed manoeuvres using
advanced camera technology to provide a 3D view of Defender in its environment
on the central Pivi Pro display.
Clear Exit Monitor – Warns of a possible threat when preparing to openany door
from the inside using sensors in the bumper to monitor approaching traffic.
Adaptive Cruise Control –Maintains a safe distance from the vehicle in front.
If the vehicle ahead stops, you will come to a smooth halt.
Driver Condition Monitor– Senses driver fatigue by monitoring steering, brake
and accelerator inputs to provide alerts when tiredness is detected.
Lane Keep Assist– Detects unintentional lane drift and applies corrective
counter-steering to maintain lane position.
Rear Collision Monitor – If a vehicle approaching from behind is not slowing
down, the vehicle will attempt to alert the approaching driver by automatically
flashing the hazard lights.
Rear Traffic Monitor – Warns of vehicles, pedestrians or other hazards
approaching from either side – particularly useful when reversing out of a
Traffic Sign Recognition and Adaptive Speed Limiter–Informs the driver of the
current speed limit and adjusts the vehicle speed when entering new speed limit
Wade Sensing– Ultrasonic sensors in the door mirrors provide real-time
information about the water depth when wading.
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