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New Land Rover Defender 90 comes with all-terrain capabilities

DO YOU love going off-roading? If so, check out the all-new 2022 Land Rover Defender 90. Jaguar Land Rover (M) Sdn Bhd (JLRM) has unveiled its all-terrain award-winning model, which has been crowned as the most capable Land Rover to date.

The new Land Rover Defender 90 sports a modern and bold design, while maintaining its highly-acclaimed all-terrain capabilities. 

By popular demand, there are two ingenium engines to choose from — the P300 4-cylinder Petrol or the P400 6-cylinder MHEV Petrol. The three-door short-wheelbase Defender 90 has a maximum wading depth of 900mm and is also equipped with a twin-speed transfer box. 

This provides a boost of speed and control to power through challenging conditions, such as steep inclines and declines, unpredictable terrain and off-road driving. 

Sime Darby Motors Malaysia MD, retail and distribution, Jeffrey Gan said the Land Rover Defender 90 is celebrated globally for its engineering, technology and design. 

“With its all-terrain capabilities, we are confident that this powerful and iconic vehicle is well-suited to enhance the driving experience for Malaysians, whether on city streets or off the beaten track.” 

JLRM, a joint venture between Sime Darby Motors and SISMA Auto, is the exclusive importer, distributor and retailer of Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles in Malaysia. 

Comfy Driving 

For a comfortable driving experience, the Defender 90 sports an Electronic Air Suspension with an adjustable height available to suit driving purposes. 

This includes an access height of 40mm below normal ride height, to an extended height of up to 75mm. 

For extreme off-road conditions and unsteady surfaces, a further extended ride height of 70mm is available for exceptional wheel articulation and poise. 

Meanwhile, the vehicle’s adaptive dampers evaluate bodily movements up to 500 times per second, allowing its Adaptive Dynamics feature to utilises the data to optimise the 

driver’s control and comfort instantaneously. Land Rover’s next-generation Electronic Vehicle Architecture (EVA 2.0) underpins its digital revolution, supporting Software-Over-The-Air (SOTA) updates.

It also enables Land Rover’s fast and intuitive new Pivi Pro infotainment system.

EVA 2.0 consists of a state-of-the-art forward-facing digital camera, advanced ultrasonic sensors and a powerful onboard network with driver assistance technologies. 

This includes a 3D Surround Camera that provides 360-degree visibility on surrounding areas, off and on-road, for maximum security. 

The advanced camera system provides enhanced on-screen visualisation when using Wade Sensing and Land Rover’s ClearSight Ground View transparent bonnet technology to improve visibility. 

One of a Kind 

The Defender 90 is available in five colours and 170 individual accessories, the largest range ever produced for a Land Rover, ensuring no two Defender vehicles will be the same. 

The accessories include the Exterior Side-Mounted Gear Carrier that offers extra space, as well as a new Above and Beyond Collection of outdoor performance equipment and apparel. 

Jaguar Land Rover Malaysia MD Syed Ahmad Muzri Syed Faiz said this is a model that has been 70 years in the making and consistent innovation has led to this feat. 

“The Defender 90 is purpose-built for optimum durability and equipped with advanced technologies. With this, customers can embark on both on-road and off-road adventures in first-class comfort and safety, while being prepared for any environment.” 

Prices are set to start from RM838,800 and RM1,098,800 for P300 and P400 MHEV (mild hybrid electric vehicle) respectively. 

The new Defender 90 comes with a Land Rover Care programme which includes a five-year warranty, five years’ free service and three years’ roadside assistance. – TMR / pics source: Jaguar Land Rover Malaysia 


  • This article first appeared in The Malaysian Reserve weekly print edition.
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