26 March 2024

New Defender OCTA will be the toughest, most capable and luxurious Defender vehicle ever

  • British adventure brand Defender will introduce a new high-performance hero in 2024
  • New Defender OCTA will be the most powerful Defender vehicle ever, with V8 Twin Turbo power
  • 6D Dynamics suspension with pitch and roll control enables outstanding performance
  • A new diamond-inspired signature graphic will adorn all future flagship Defender models
  • Defender Elements events series will exclusively preview Defender OCTA for prospective clients
  • Clients interested in the first Defender OCTA release are invited to contact their retailer now, visit

Mahwah, NJ – Tuesday 26 March 2024: Original British adventure brand Defender will introduce a new high-performance hero in 2024: New Defender OCTA.

The new flagship Defender vehicle will be the toughest, most capable and luxurious model in the line-up, charting new territory for the brand.

Defender has been synonymous with all-terrain capability with a bloodline tracing back to the Series 1 in 1948. New Defender OCTA will take this to another level, with a dramatic stance, innovative technology and unparalleled attention to detail. With astounding performance and a bold new attitude, it will enable our clients to master epic adventures in heightened luxury.

Mark Cameron
Managing Director, Defender

Defender OCTA will feature V8 Twin Turbo mild-hybrid gas power and award winning* 6D Dynamics air suspension, enabling exceptional performance across various terrains. 

Available for the first time on a Defender vehicle, 6D Dynamics will give Defender OCTA an unparalleled breadth of capability, comfort and composure, whether on-road or off-road.

The hydraulic interlinked 6D Dynamics technology features an innovative pitch and roll control system designed to enable Defender OCTA to maintain a near-level stance during acceleration, braking and cornering on-road, while also maximising independent wheel travel and articulation across  demanding off-road terrain.

Reflecting the vehicle’s luxury credentials, a diamond’s octahedron shape inspires the new OCTA name – diamond being considered the hardest naturally occurring substance on Earth, renowned for its rarity.

A new encircled diamond graphic symbolizes the flagship Defender model. It is featured on a number of interior and exterior components, including as a gloss black diamond within a machined and sandblasted titanium disc on each Signature Graphic panel. Titanium has also been chosen for its robustness and resilience to the elements in its natural state.

The Defender OCTA name and signature graphic are representative of the vehicle’s strength, resilience and desirability – inspired by the vehicle’s diamond-like tough luxury credentials. The new signature graphic is particularly significant as it will be the first time it is seen on a Defender vehicle – and it will identify all flagship Defender models in the future.

Mark Cameron

Defender OCTA is undergoing the most exhaustive development regime in the Defender brand’s history, from the snow and ice of Sweden to Dubai desert, Nürburgring tarmac and Moab rock crawls.

Ahead of its full reveal later this year, prospective clients will be invited to attend exclusive previews as part of a new global Defender Elements series. Clients interested in registering for the first release of Defender OCTA are invited to contact their Defender retailer now.

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Further information

Notes to Editors

*Best Technical Innovation. 2024 Automobile Journalists Association of Canada for the Range Rover Sport SV MY 2024

Notes to Editors

About the Defender Brand

Defender embraces the impossible. Each member of the Defender family is purposefully designed, highly desirable and seriously durable. A modern-day hero that respects the past but at the same time anticipates the future.

Available in 90, 110 and 130 body styles, with up to eight seats, each has a charisma of its own.

A beacon of liberty since 1948, Defender supports humanitarian and conservation work with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the Tusk Trust. 

The Defender brand is underpinned by Land Rover – a mark of trust built on 75 years of expertise in technology and world-leading off-road capability.


Defender is designed and engineered in the UK and sold in 121 countries. It belongs to the JLR house of brands alongside Range Rover, Discovery and Jaguar.


Important notice

JLR is constantly seeking ways to improve the specification, design and production of its vehicles, parts and accessories and alterations take place continually. Whilst every effort is made to produce up-to-date literature, this document should not be regarded as an infallible guide to current specifications or availability, nor does it constitute an offer for the sale of any particular vehicle, part or accessory.