A Plug-In Hybrid Engine Makes This The Most Powerful Defender Ever

Sep 10, 2020

Category: Rides

Over the course of its 67-year history, the previous Land Rover Defender saw all manner of adaptation. From treaded all-terrain performers to slammed one-trick track ponies, no build was too wild for the iconic British 4×4. Oddly, however, Land Rover never gave its mainstay model an electrified refresh.

Announced for 2021, the new Defender line will come in a first-ever plug-in hybrid flavor known as the P400e. Featuring a 2.0L four-cylinder petrol engine paired with a 105kW electric motor, the P400e promises to be the most powerful and fuel-efficient Defender to date. So while it puts out 398hp and does 0-62mph in a blazing 5.6 seconds, it also boasts an impressive combined 85.3mpg and an electric range of 27 miles. But the benefits of its electric boost go beyond numbers — the Defender also gains improved off-road capability courtesy of its near-instant torque availability. The Defender P400e will come in both five- and six-seat configurations, along with a slew of standard items like 20-inch alloy wheels, electronic air suspension, and a Mode 3 charging cable. Though initial release is limited to Europe, it’s only a matter of time before the P400e makes its way stateside.

Learn More: Land Rover

HiConsumption is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

More From Rides

Filson’s 100% Virgin Wool Blanket Is Perfect For Your Home Or Campsite

Made in the USA, naturally water-repellent, and cozy as all get-out.

Posted By Chris West

Partner

This Winterized Skate Shoe Can Seamlessly Go From The City To The Mountains

Vans delivers a rugged high-top that retains its unmistakable design.

Posted By Tim Huber

Partner
Featured Image

Mansory Updates Audi’s Luxury RSQ8 With 769HP And Carbon Body Work

A marked enhancement over its 591HP predecessor.

Posted By

Nov 24, 2020

Featured Image

This Concept Turns Carroll Shelby’s Toyota 2000GT Into A Modern Racer

Referencing the famous red and white livery of the team’s No.33 car.

Posted By

Nov 24, 2020

Featured Image

Kawasaki Unleashes A Heavily-Updated 197HP Ninja ZX-10R Flagship Superbike

The winner of six consecutive WSBK titles gets a major overhaul for 2021.

Posted By

Nov 24, 2020

Featured Image

Aston Martin Unveils A Trio Of Ultra-High-Performance Track-Only Vantage Racers

AMR unleashes three FIA-approved cars to celebrate its recent racing success.

Posted By

Nov 23, 2020