What to Look Forward to in the Upcoming 2022 Land Rover Defender

August 26th, 2021 by

Size, Strength, and Style. The Defender Is in a League of Its Own

Few vehicles have enjoyed the same consistent reputation as the Land Rover Defender. Since first driving off the assembly lines in 1985, this model has become an icon of rugged versatility. It shouldn’t be any surprise that the 2022 Land Rover Defender continues this proud tradition. 

To that end, let’s look at the three main reasons why we’re excited about the upcoming 2022 Land Rover Defender, starting with: 

Expect an Olympic-Level Engine–And That’s Just the Basic Trim

At the 2022 Land Rover Defender’s default trims–the Defender 90 and Defender 110–its 2.0-liter P300 i4 combustion engine can reliably generate 296 horsepower. That’s a number that already places the Land Rover Defender in a league of its own, but the options only grow more and more powerful as you progress up the different trim levels. 

The 3.0-liter P400 i6 MHEV engine that’s included in the Defender 90 X-Dynamic S trim boasts a whopping 395 horsepower, an amount that can easily leave most other cars in the dust. This increase in performance doesn’t come at the expense of steering or handling either, as the 2022 Defender boasts an incredibly responsive drive at every speed.

You’d be forgiven for thinking that the previous engine is the most powerful one available to the 2022 Defender. After all, reaching that horsepower while also providing the Defender’s finesse would be a landmark accomplishment for any other brand. Land Rover, however, has loftier ambitions. 

The top-end engine of the 2022 Defender, a 5.0-liter P525 V8 combustion, can easily produce more than 518 horsepower. You read that correctly. Not only does this vehicle leave everything else in the dust, but it also laps them while doing so. If you can find a stronger engine in anything commercially available, it probably flies. 

It’s Spacious–But You Already Knew That

Let’s get the obvious out of the way: the 2022 Land Rover Defender has plenty of interior space. One look at the exterior is enough for any driver to know that the Defender is a veritable palace-on-wheels. 

Once you start to explore just how much space the 2022 Defender has, along with how that space is used, you’ll see that this vehicle is easily in a league of its own. Occupants can look forward to a whopping 110 cubic feet of passenger volume, along with 34 cubic feet of designated storage space. That means that you could easily fit 450 basketballs–enough for an entire league to play for an entire season–in this vehicle and still have room to put the seat back and stretch your legs. 

Of course, every inch of this space is used effectively. 2022 Defender Trims include Meridian Sound Systems that feature 14 speakers (and a subwoofer), wireless charging (with a signal booster), and a full suite of interactive, driver-assistance infotainment functions. 

Exceptional Safety–Both on and Off-Road

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that a vehicle with this amount of heft is also an incredibly safe one. In addition to boasting top scores in crash tests, the 2022 Land Rover Defender is also loaded with a full suite of safety features that are designed to minimize the risk of collisions happening in the first place. 

At the center of these features is a 3D Surround Camera with ClearSight Ground View that comes packaged with 2022 Defender models. This system gives drivers an unparalleled awareness of their surroundings, allowing them to navigate crowded streets and backcountry bends with ease. Additionally, drivers benefit from 360° Parking Aid, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, and automated emergency braking. 

The secret to the 2022 Land Rover Defender’s incredible safety doesn’t lie in any single specific feature, but rather the mobility and foresight that they provide while working in tandem. Despite its massive size, the 2022 Defender can deftly navigate stressful driving situations without compromising on safety must-haves like handling and visibility. 

If you’d like even more reasons to obsess over the raw power of this amazing vehicle–or want to drive one for yourself–then visit Land Rover Alexandria today! 

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