Jaguar Land Rover India has launched the much-awaited Defender sport utility vehicle (SUV) today in 3-door and 5-door body styles, and in a price range of ₹73.98 lakh – ₹90.46 lakh (ex-showroom).
While the deliveries for the 5-door variant or the Defender 110 will begin with immediate effect, the smaller 3-door model (or Defender 90) will be available only from the June quarter next fiscal, Rohit Suri, president and managing director at JLR India said.
Both the models now available on sale in India are powered by a 2-liter turbocharged, four-cylinder petrol engine. The SUV is built on Land Rover’s D7x architecture, a lightweight monocoque frame that makes the Defender variants three times more rigid when compared to the traditional body-on-frame designs. The company said that the modular D7x platform is also capable of accommodating several body designs and power train options in the future.