9 May 2024

  • Defender vehicle upgrade: 4x4 has been updated with a suite of comfort-enhancing features for more luxurious all-terrain travel
  • Captain Chairs Pack: New individual Captain Chairs1 provide comfort and luxury for the second row, plus gracious aisle access to the spacious third row of Defender 130
  • Curated choices: Streamlined specifications and bundled options make it easier than ever for clients to pick the perfect Defender. Find out more about the latest Defender collection at

Mahwah, NJ: The Defender brand is taking luxurious adventure to a new level with a suite of enhancements across the brand line-up for Model Year 2025. Simplified specification levels make it easier than ever to pick the perfect Defender. 

Passenger comfort is taken up a notch with second-row captain chairs for Defender 130. The new seating option for the second row elevates the passenger experience with two individual luxury seats featuring armrests and separated by an aisle that provides gracious walkthrough access to the third row. 

Our vision for Defender is to continuously improve what is already a superb vehicle. The enhanced interior options mean our clients now have more choice than ever. And with the new Captain Chairs in Defender 130, up to seven people can now travel in greater comfort on both epic adventures and localized expeditions.

Mark Cameron
Managing Director, Defender

Defender 130 Captain Chairs Pack: first-class comfort in the second row 

The luxurious new individual chairs available for second-row occupants in Defender 130 provide ultimate comfort, spaciousness and versatility, separated from each other by an aisle that gives elegant and effortless access to the third row. With heating and cooling technology, they’re perfect for first-class adventures across the globe, bringing front-row comfort to those traveling in row two.  

Individual armrests on each of the two chairs raise comfort levels even further, while the aisle between the seats brings additional space for the center passenger in row three to stretch out. Twin cupholders on a raised area just behind the front center console provide extra practicality and create an informal divide between the seats. 

Simplified specification choices  

Defender clients now have a simplified range of carefully curated option packs available:  

Driving packs2 

  • Off-Road Pack – Electronic Active Differential, all-terrain tires, Wade Sensing 

  • Advanced Off-Road Pack – All-Terrain Progress Control, Terrain Response® 2, Configurable Terrain Response 

  • Air Suspension Pack – Electronic Air Suspension, Adaptive Dynamics 

Cold Climate and Towing Packs2,3 

  • Cold Climate Pack – Heated windscreen, heated washer jets and headlight power wash 

  • Towing Pack (90 and 110) and Tow Pack 2 (130) – Advanced Tow Assist, tow hitch receiver, All-Terrain Progress Control, Terrain Response® 2, Configurable Terrain Response 

Interior Packs:  

  • Comfort and Convenience Pack – Configurable Cabin Lighting, front center console refrigerator compartment 

  • Premium Upgrade Interior Pack – Leather steering wheel, Extended Leather Upgrade, leather gearshift, 14-way heated and cooled electric memory front seats 

Third Row Seating Packs:  

  • Family Pack (110) – Three-zone climate control, air quality sensor and Cabin Air Purification Plus,  manual third-row seats 

  • Family Comfort Pack (110) – As above, but with heated third-row seats and three-zone climate control with rear cooling assist 

A new Matte Protective Film provides a contemporary new exterior finish while also providing an added layer of protection to the bodywork, providing reassurance and enhanced durability to those who go off the beaten track while maintaining Defender’s exterior finish.   

The updated Defender line-up is available late summer from $56,900 for Defender 90, $60,800 for Defender 110 and $69,700 for Defender 130*

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Further information

Joe Stauble 

PR & Communications Manager - Land Rover 

Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC 

Jeff Ehoodin 

Senior PR Specialist - Land Rover 

Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC 


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Notes to Editors

1 Captain Chairs only available on Defender 130 

2 These systems are not a substitute for driving safely with due care and attention and will not function under all circumstances, speeds, weather and road conditions, etc. Driver should not assume that these systems will correct errors of judgment in driving.  Please consult the owner’s manual or your local authorized Land Rover Retailer for more details. 

3 Never tow beyond a vehicle’s permissible towing capacity. Before towing, please consult the owner's manual or your local authorized Land Rover Retailer for more detail. 

* All prices shown are Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. Excludes $1,475 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  

 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 flexible seating configurations, each having 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.