Land Rover Defender bags five star rating in latest EURO NCAP results
The new Land Rover Defender has received a five-star rating from the European New Car Assessment Program (Euro NCAP), earning 85 percent for Adult and Child Occupant protection, 79 percent for Safety Assist and 71 percent for Vulnerable Road Users.
The high rating garnered by Land Rover’s latest offering was attributed to its state-of-the-art safety features combined with an ultra-stiff aluminium-intensive body construction matched with safety technologies thatinclude Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist and Rear Collision Monitor.
To note, the new Defender has six airbags and up to three ISOFIX mounting points.
Jaguar Land Rover Product Engineering Executive Director Nick Rogers said that they have created the New Defender with high regards to safety.
“From the moment we started creating the New Defender, we were obsessed with functional safety and the protection of both the occupants and other road users. We set out to make a vehicle that is the most capable and durable Land Rover ever made, with safety features that truly enhance the driver’s experience. It’s an incredible honour to receive this recognition from Euro NCAP who have endorsed our New Defender with their five-star rating,” Rogers said.
To note, the Euro NCAP tested a New Defender 110 2.0 diesel SE.
Since its world premiere back in 2019 at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the new Land Rover Defender has already won 28 international awards.
While it was the 110 variant is the one used in the test, the New Defender has a compact Defender 90 and a pair of practical Hard Top options, which feature a fixed bulkhead behind the front seats and provide 1,355 liters of cargo space. The New Defender 110 on the other hand, has 2,059 liters of space to boot.
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 27 miles (43km) and CO2 emissions of 74g/km.
Available in both 110 and 90 variants is the X-Dynamic specification, which offers a selection of exterior and interior design elements reflecting the 4x4’s immense capability and ensuring it stands out from the crowd.
The comprehensive range of advanced driver assistance technologies available on Defender includes Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Assist, 3D Surround Camera, Clear Exit Monitor, Adaptive Cruise Control, Driver Condition Monitor, Lane Keep Assist, Rear Collision Monitor, Rear Traffic Monitor, Traffic Sign Recognition and Adaptive Speed Limiter, and Wade Sensing
The new Defender was introduced to the Asian market last August.
Photos from Coventry Motors Corporation, Land Rover