The New Land Rover Defender Debuts In Nigeria, Courtesy Of Coscharis Motors
The most capable Land Rover ever made is now available in Nigeria. The Land Rover Defender has now completed the luxurious and versatile Land Rover family line up in the stable of Coscharis Motors.
Cletus Aregbeshola, the Marketing Manager for Coscharis Jaguar Land Rover made this known via the company’s press statement. He said, “not only is the new version driven by a passion and respect for the original, it also inherits the previous model’s naming convention”. It is now Available in 110 guise which gives it a historic nod to the 110-inch wheelbase of the previous generation. In the meantime, the Defender 110 body style offers customers a choice of five, six or 5+2 seating configurations. It also features a load space ranging from 1,075 litres behind the second row to 2,380 litres with seats folded.
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Aregbeshola noted that the Defender 110 body style is currently available in showroom for customer viewing. “the Defender 110 body style is currently available in Coscharis showroom for customer viewing. However, the short-wheelbase Defender 90, with seating for up to six, is scheduled for introduction early next year. Defender 90 is spacious enough to contain up to six passengers.
At the Global and South Africa launches, the 110 line-up includes a flagship 3.0-litre straight six-cylinder P400. This features efficient Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle technology with outputs of 294kW and 550Nm and a D240 twin turbocharged diesel producing 177kW and 430Nm. Coscharis Motors is offering customers the options of two 2.0-litre variants, with a P300 turbocharged petrol offering 221kW and 400Nm.
Speaking Further Cletus noted that “a comprehensive model range is available, with four specification packs including base Defender, S, SE and HSE models. Standard features in all versions include permanent all-wheel drive with a high- and low-range transfer box. Also included are air suspension, Terrain Response, LED headlights, Connected Navigation, 3D Surround Cameras, 10-inch Pivi Pro infotainment and a Driver Condition Monitor to name a few.”
He asserted that the Defender 110 First Edition is available throughout the first year of production. He said it is based on the SE model but adds standout features such as unique First Edition badging, illuminated tread plates. In the meantime, a Black Pack, 20-inch wheels, and a black contrast roof with sliding panoramic glass are other features.
“The First Edition also benefits from grained leather upholstery. It also gains from a refrigerated centre console, domestic plug sockets and Configurable Terrain Response 2. It’s available in three exterior colours – Indus Silver, Gondwana Stone or Pangea Green.” He said.
Customers can also personalise their vehicle in more ways than any previous Land Rover with four Accessory Packs. The Explorer, Adventure, Country and Urban Packs each give Defender a distinct character with a specially selected range of enhancements.
Permanent all-wheel drive and a twin-speed automatic gearbox, centre differential and optional Active Locking Rear Differential ensure the Defender has the hardware required to tackle the harshest conditions in Africa. A maximum wading depth of 900mm is supported by a new Wade programme in the Terrain Response 2 system. This automatically softens the throttle response, sets the heating and ventilation to recirculate cabin air. It also locks the driveline and adjusts the ride height to its off-road setting. When exiting Wade programme, the new Defender automatically drags the brakes, momentarily, to clean and dry the discs. It then ensures optimum braking performance being restored quickly after driving through deep water.
Land Rover’s advanced Clear Sight Ground View technology helps drivers take full advantage of Defender’s all-conquering capability. It helps to show the area usually hidden by the bonnet. This is usually directly ahead of the front wheels, on the Pivi Pro touchscreen.
The new Defender raises the bar for both off-road ruggedness and on-road comfort. It can negotiate city centres and suburbs as effortlessly as it can traverse the toughest mountain passes. Its carefully honed handling delivers both a rewarding drive and first-class long-haul comfort across all terrains.
Customers can now contact their dealer outlets across Nigeria for pricing and specification listings.
Coscharis Motors Plc is the sole franchise for Jaguar Land Rover brands in Nigeria. Currently, they have top-notch sales and service centres across Nigeria with major dealerships in Abuja, Lagos and Port Harcourt.