Land Rover Philippines announced last week that the diesel-powered Defender will be officially be arriving next year and sold along with the mild-hybrid gasoline counterpart. Officially called the Defender D240, it will be available both as the 3-door 90 and the 5-door 110 variants. At the time, however, they left out one small but important detail regarding the highly anticipated diesel model – the price.
Now, we finally know how much they cost, and we're surprised by the prices.
By launching a new powertrain option, Land Rover Philippines not only gave customers more choices but also made the Defender more affordable. Yes, the diesel-powered Defenders are more affordable than the gasoline-powered models offered before.
Before the announcement of the diesel Defender, the most affordable Defender 110 started at PhP 6,310,000 for the Urban variant. Care to guess how much the diesel one cost? The 2021 Defender 110 D240 in Urban trim starts at PhP 6,110,000 – PhP 200,000 less.
Even though customers can save PhP 200,000 by ordering the diesel 110, that's not the most affordable Defender yet. Land Rover Philippines also revealed prices of the diesel Defender 90 and it starts at PhP 5,510,00 for the 90 Urban D240. So far, the dealership has yet to announce how much the price of the gasoline-mild hybrid Defender 90 just yet. We assume it will likely be more than what its diesel counterpart costs based on the price of the 110 series.
In review, the Defender D240 is powered by a twin-turbo 2.0-liter inline-four diesel that produces 240 PS and 430 Nm torque. An 8-speed automatic transmission then sends power to all four wheels. No doubt it is down on power compared to the gasoline 3.0-liter inline-six since that generates 400 PS and 550 Nm torque.
Interested in the 2021 Defender D240? You may pre-order your diesel-powered off-roader now at the All British Cars showroom in EDSA or BGC. Customers may also set an appointment before visiting the showroom, or book a virtual appointment by contacting (02) 8784 5003 / +63 919 083 6397 for Greenhills and (02) 8424 4200 / +63 919 083 6726 for BGC.
2021 Land Rover Defender D240 Prices:
Land Rover Defender 90 Urban D240 – PhP 5,510,000
Land Rover Defender 90 Country D240 – PhP 5,560,000
Land Rover Defender 90 Adventure D240 – PhP 5,640,000
Land Rover Defender 90 Explorer D240 – PhP 5,810,000
Land Rover Defender 110 Urban D240 – PhP 6,110,000
Land Rover Defender 110 Country D240 – PhP 6,160,000
Land Rover Defender 110 Adventure D240 – PhP 6,240,000
Land Rover Defender 110 Explorer D240 – PhP 6,410,000