10 February 2021

  • New Defender adds to its growing list of global accolades including MotorTrend SUV of the Year and Top Gear Car of the Year, to name a few  
  • Reinvented for the 21st century, New Defender is the toughest and most capable Land Rover vehicle ever produced
  • The 2021 Defender is available now in the 110 body style and priced from $50,5001 in the U.S.; the Defender 90 body style will be available early this year, priced from $46,1001. Configure your New Defender at

(MAHWAH, N.J.) – February 10, 2021 – Land Rover announced today that the new Land Rover Defender has been named ‘Best Midsize Utility Vehicle’ by MotorWeek for their 2021 Drivers’ Choice Awards.

The 2021 Drivers’ Choice Award winners are featured on, and will appear on a special episode of MotorWeek (#4023) airing on public television stations beginning February 13 and on cable’s MotorTrend Network beginning February 23.

“The British Empire legend returns in the new Defender, but with a fully modern and stylish reboot that includes all-terrain capabilities that are far above its predecessor. Where the fun ends with most utilities, is right where this Defender hits its stride,” said MotorWeek Host and Creator, John Davis.

The MotorWeek editorial staff evaluates more than 150 cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles every year. Winners are chosen based on driving performance, technology, practicality, fuel efficiency, and value for the dollar.

The full slate of awards announced by MotorWeek, now in its 40th season as TV’s and digital media’s original automotive magazine series, reflects the enthusiasm Americans continue to have for cars, even throughout a pandemic. While COVID-19 changed the way consumers shop in general, the car industry rose to the occasion – and so did consumers.

With a nod to the historic Land Rover Defender, the New Defender is the toughest and most capable Land Rover vehicle yet, combining a new body structure with all-new technologies and legendary engineering to create a Defender fit for the 21st century.

The 2021 Land Rover Defender 110 is on sale now in the U.S. and is priced from $50,100(1); the Defender 90 body style will be available early this year and will be priced from $46,1001. Configure your New Defender at

Further information

  1. All prices shown are Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. Excludes $1,350 destination and delivery, tax, title, license, and retailer fees, all due at signing, and optional equipment. Retailer price, terms and vehicle availability may vary. See your local authorized Land Rover Retailer for details.

Notes to Editors

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About Land Rover

Founded in 1948, Land Rover designs and engineers its vehicles in the United Kingdom. For over 70 years the brand has built a reputation for providing its clientele with some of the most luxurious and capable vehicles in the world; whether driving through the heart of the city or traversing the countryside on- and off-road. Today's Land Rover lineup includes the Defender; Discovery and Discovery Sport; Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, Range Rover Velar and Range Rover Evoque. Land Rover is fully engaged with sustainability initiatives and social concerns with continuous involvement in environmental and community programs. For more information, visit the official Land Rover website at


About Jaguar Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover is the UK’s largest automotive manufacturer, built around two iconic British car brands: Land Rover, the world’s leading manufacturer of premium all-wheel-drive vehicles; and Jaguar, one of the world’s premier luxury sports sedan and sports car marques.


At Jaguar Land Rover we are driven by a desire to deliver class-leading vehicles, providing experiences people love, for life. Our products are in demand around the globe and in 2020 we sold 425,974 vehicles in 127 countries. 


At heart we are a British company, with two major design and engineering sites, three vehicle manufacturing facilities, an Engine Manufacturing Centre and soon to be opened Battery Assembly Centre. We also have vehicle plants in China, Brazil, India, Austria and Slovakia. Three of our seven technology hubs are in the UK – Manchester, Warwick (NAIC) and London – with additional sites in Shannon, Ireland, Portland, USA, Budapest, Hungary and Changshu, China.