8 May 2024

  • Defender upgrade: Unstoppable 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 ultimate comfort and luxury for the second row, plus gracious aisle access to the spacious third row of Defender 130
  • Signature Interior upgrade: Even higher level of durable craftmanship, exclusivity and comfort, plus a redesigned centre console for enhanced stowage options 
  • Sedona Edition: Defender 110 Sedona Edition brings a new eye‑catching colour to the 110 body design with exclusive exterior finish and unique Sedona Red accents
  • Greater power: New D350 powertrain introduced with more power and increased torque, ensuring Defender is ready to tackle even more challenges than ever, on and off‑road
  • 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 

Defender is taking luxurious adventure to a new level with a suite of enhancements across the brand line‑up, while the introduction of a new 110 Sedona Edition and simplified specification levels make it easier than ever to pick the perfect Defender.

Passenger comfort is taken up a notch with a new Signature Interior Pack and, for Defender 130 clients, the introduction of the luxurious new Captain Chairs Pack. The new seating option for the second row elevates the passenger experience with two individual luxury seats, featuring arm rests either side and comfortable winged headrests, separated by an aisle that giving gracious walkthrough access to the third row. 

Across the line‑up, the introduction of a new D350 powertrain also provides a powerful, flexible new engine option.

Our vision for Defender is to continuously improve what is already a superb vehicle that can go anywhere and do anything. The introduction of the new Sedona Edition, enhanced interior options and our most powerful ever Defender diesel engine 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 localised expeditions.

Mark Cameron
Managing Director, Defender

New Defender 110 Sedona Edition

Sedona, Arizona, provides the inspiration for the colour of the new 110 Sedona Edition – a place of adventure, stunning natural beauty and mindful escapism. The natural deep red hue of its iron‑rich sandstone landforms has been applied to an exclusive new model.

The Defender 110 Sedona Red body is complemented by an Extended Black Pack, with Narvik Black Defender script, front grille and skid plates plus 22‑inch Gloss Black alloy wheels and a body‑coloured spare wheel cover – an exclusive combination for this new edition2The Sedona Red colour was first seen on Defender 130 and the Defender 110 Sedona Edition will be offered in limited numbers for one year only.

Unique to the Sedona Edition, a new optional bonnet decal depicts the topography of Sedona and reflects Defender’s unstoppable go‑anywhere capability and its clientele’s thirst for adventure. The exterior additions are completed by an optional Sedona Red exterior side‑mounted gear carrier, ideal for carrying wet or muddy clothing or equipment.




Based on the high specification of Defender X‑Dynamic HSE, the Sedona Edition’s interior is available with Ebony Windsor Leather and KvadratTM seats for the first time, providing a tough and highly tactile environment.

The seats are part of the newly introduced Signature Interior Pack, which brings a suite of enhancements for greater luxury and attention to detail – including Nubuck‑edged carpet mats throughout, tactile new material additions and convenient storage pockets for front row passengers.

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 travelling in row two.

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

The second‑row Captain Chairs can also be fitted with winged headrests, like those in the front, for even greater comfort on longer journeys and adventures on Defender X and V8 models. They are also available as part of the Signature Interior Pack on X‑Dynamic HSE, and feature six‑way adjustment, while the seats themselves slide, recline and tilt for the perfect passenger set‑up.

Defender 130 V8 Interior with Captain Chairs

Defender 130 V8 Interior with Captain Chairs

New Signature Interior Pack

The new Signature Interior Pack combines a comprehensive suite of upgrades to Defender’s interior across seating and trim finishes, for an even more distinctive environment. Available across all body designs, the Signature Interior Pack is standard on Defender X and V8 specifications, and optional for Defender Dynamic HSE.

Defender 130 V8 Interior with Captain Chairs
Defender 130 V8 Interior with Captain Chairs

In the front row, it provides 14‑way electrically controlled seats with heating, cooling and memory functions, with supportive new winged headrests with six‑way adjustment and an additional comfort layer in the seats for enhanced luxury. In the second row, climate seats are fitted – with winged headrests on Defender 110 and 130 models. For those in the third row of Defender 110 and 130, heated seats ensure cold‑weather comfort across the entire vehicle. 

The luxurious Signature Interior Pack provides material upgrades for heightened tactility throughout the Defender’s cabin, including Windsor Leather and KvadratTM seats, available in Ebony or Caraway/Ebony and New UltrafabricsTM available in Light Cloud/Lunar colourway. 

Complementing the seats are softer accents through the cabin. New Nubuck‑edged carpet mats feature, while new, removable pockets are found on both driver and passenger sides of the redesigned centre console, allowing those in the front to keep smaller items secure with elasticated sides and felt inner trim. 

Defender’s distinctive exposed cross car beam is metallic grey with a powder coat finish, while moulded trim accents are finished in Satin Black with subtle chrome interior accents. The Signature Interior Pack also adds a tactile Suedecloth headlining in Light Cloud or Ebony, depending on the seating choice, with additional material wrapping the interior door and grab handles, plus new speaker mesh detail in the doors.

Defender 130 V8 Interior with Captain Chairs

Defender 130 V8 Interior with Captain Chairs

Simplified specification choices 

Defender clients now have a choice of S, X‑Dynamic SE, X‑Dynamic HSE, X and V8 specifications across 90, 110 and 130 body styles. A simplified range of carefully curated optional packs are also available: 

Driving and ADAS packs: 

  • Off‑Road Pack – Electronic Active Differential, black roof rails, all‑terrain tyres, domestic plug socket, Wade Sensing
  • Advanced Off‑Road Pack – All‑Terrain Progress Control, Terrain Response 2, Configurable Terrain Response, Electronic Air Suspension, Adaptive Dynamics and Automatic Headlight Levelling
  • Dynamic Handling Pack – Electronic Active Differential, Electronic Air Suspension, Adaptive Dynamics and Automatic Headlight Levelling, 20‑inch full‑size spare wheel 
  • Air Suspension Pack – Electronic Air Suspension, Adaptive Dynamics, Automatic Headlight Levelling
  • Driver Assist Pack – Blind Spot Assist, Rear Collision Monitor, Rear Traffic Monitor 

Cold Climate and Towing Packs: 

  • Cold Climate Pack – Heated windscreen, washer jets and steering wheel, plus headlight power wash
  • Extreme Cold Climate Pack – As above, plus cabin pre‑conditioning4 
  • Towing Pack (90 and 110) – Advanced Tow Assist, electronically deployable tow bar or tow hitch receiver, All‑Terrain Progress Control, Terrain Response 2, Configurable Terrain Response, Electronic Air Suspension, Adaptive Dynamics and Automatic Headlight Levelling 
  • Towing Pack 2 (130) – As above, but with detachable tow bar or tow hitch receiver 

Interior Packs: 

  • Signature Interior Pack – Front row heated and cooled electric memory seats with winged headrests, second row climate seats with winged headrests, Nubuck‑edged carpet mats, suedecloth headlining, leather steering wheel, Windsor Leather and KvadratTM or UltrafabricsTM seats
  • Signature Interior Pack with Captain Chairs Pack – As above, but with second‑row Captain Chairs with heating and cooling, and winged headrests
  • Comfort and Convenience Pack – Configurable Cabin Lighting, Meridian Sound System, front centre console refrigerator compartment and soft‑close tail door
  • Premium Upgrade Interior Pack – Leather steering wheel, Extended Leather Upgrade, leather gearshift, 14‑way heated and cooled electric memory front seats and electrically adjustable steering column

Third Row Seating Packs: 

  • Family Pack (110) – Three‑zone climate control, air quality sensor and Cabin Air Purification Plus, and manual third‑row seats, plus Electronic Air Suspension, Adaptive Dynamics and automatic headlight levelling

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. 


Updated engine choice 

Defender has now introduced a powerful upgrade to the diesel line‑up with the introduction of a new D350 engine globally, replacing the prior D300 engine5

With 350PS – an uplift of 50PS – and more torque (50Nm increase to 700Nm), Defender is more engaging than ever with greater flexibility and faster responses, meaning everything from overtaking to towing is even more effortless than ever.  

Further information

1 Captain Chairs only available on Defender 130

2Market dependent

3Signature Interior Pack will be available on all body styles (optional on X‑Dynamic HSE and standard on X and V8 trims)

4Cabin preconditioning not available for all powertrains

5In relevant EU6e Markets, this will remain as D300. Additionally, the P425 Petrol and P300e Plug‑in Electric Hybrid engines will replace P400 and P400e engines due to local legislation. Please check with your retailer for the available powertrains in your market.’  


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Notes to Editors

About Defender

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.

As part of a sustainability‑rich vision of modern luxury by design, Defender 110 is available as an electric hybrid. 

Defender Hard Top means business, with 90 and 110 body styles for professional capability.

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. All figures are manufacturer’s estimates.