Wednesday, July 15, 2009

2009 Land Rover Defender Range Gets Six New Models


LAND ROVER’S EVERGREEN Defender has been given a big boost in Australia, with the British manufacturer sending a brace of new variants of its most rugged off-roader our way.

Six models have been added to the local Defender line-up, bringing the total number of offerings to eight. Four new 110 wheelbase models now feature in the Defender’s catalogue, while two long-wheelbase 130 variants have also been brought in.


The emphasis with the new models is definitely on utility, with three of the six being pick-ups (two of them high-capacity pick-ups), two being cab-chassis models and one being a hard-topped load-lugging wagon.

The 110 Crew Cab Pick Up, 110 Single Cab High-Capacity Pick Up, 110 Single Cab Chassis and 110 Hard Top are the new additions to the 110 range and join the existing 110 Station Wagon.


The 130 range has been bulked up by the new 130 Single Cab Chassis and 130 Crew Cab High Capacity Pick Up, which should prove worthy stablemates to the current 130 Crew Cab Chassis workhorse.

The pick-up variants come standard with a canvas canopy and offer a good alternative for those looking for a Defender with more utility, but don’t want the extra hassle of having to supply their own tray.


All models share the same mechanical package, with a grunty 2.4 litre common-rail diesel engine and a six speed manual transmission taking power to all-four wheels via a permanent four-wheel-drive system.

A dual-range transfer case and locking centre differential are standard equipment across the Defender range.

2009_landrover_defender_02Two option packs are also available for the 110 Hard Top, Single Cab Chassis and Single Cab High Capacity Pick Up, with a Boost Pack bringing ABS, traction control and alloy wheels and the Heavy Duty Pack featuring uprated suspension, knobbly tyres and a reinforced chassis.

The Defender 130 Single Cab Chassis comes standard with the Heavy Duty Pack.


Pricing for the 2009 Land Rover Defender Range is as follows:

  • 110 Station Wagon: $48,990.00
  • 110 Single Cab Chassis: $45,990.00
  • 110 Single Cab Chassis High Capacity Pick Up: $47,490.00
  • 110 Hard Top: $45,990.00
  • 110 Crew Cab Pick Up: $48,990.00
  • 130 Single Cab Chassis: $47,990.00
  • 130 Crew Cab Chassis: $51,990.00
  • 130 Crew Cab High Capacity Pick Up: $53,490.00

The Boost Pack costs $2475, while the Heavy Duty Pack adds $2145 to the Defender’s pricetag. Metallic Paint will set you back an extra $900, while the seven seat option for the 110 Station Wagon costs $2000. The new Defender models are available for order nationwide.

For more information on the updated Land Rover Defender range, take a look at the press release below.