The upcoming 2021 Land Rover Defender V8 has been spotted once again. The all-new model looks refreshed and more modern. Moreover, this SUV will get the V8 engine, but this variant won’t depart from the base trim level. The manufacturer will provide various improvements, and the prototype still hides some parts.
Heavy camouflage is not helping at all, but some other parts are easy to spot. We can see various cosmetic upgrades and the interior will also look more modern than before. As for the performance, the V8 powertrain option provides plenty of power, over 500 horses.
2021 Defender V8 Spy Photos
The styling of the new 2021 Land Rover Defender V8 looks identical to the regular model. The only difference is the powertrain option. Defender SUV is available in a four-door body configuration. Latest spy shots are showing the latest upgrades. The side openings are larger, and we can easily spot quad tailpipes.
That clearly suggests V8 powertrain under the bonnet. Still, Land Rover says the prototype is not the final model and that the manufacturer will provide even more visual upgrades. That includes new bumpers, larger optional wheels and a longer hood. Besides that, larger brakes are available as well.
The cabin of the all-new 2021 Land Rover Defender V8 will feature a couple of minor updates. Like the regular model, the cabin design is exactly the same. The arriving SUV offers a high level of comfort and three rows of seats. The interior room is generous, and even rear occupants can enjoy ample legroom. Everything on the inside looks stylish and premium. After all, we didn’t expect anything less from the Land Rover. We like the clean dashboard design and a large 10-inch infotainment touchscreen. The new interface is available, and it is known as “Pivi Pro.”
The new model will arrive with more standard equipment. Features such as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay will remain, along with the standard navigation. Land Rover also offers a head-up display. As for the safety ratings, the Defender will improve in this category as well. The new model will get additional driver-assistance systems. That includes auto emergency braking, lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assist and adaptive cruise control. Lastly, pedestrian detection is also available as standard.
Potent V8 Provides Over 500 Horses
The forthcoming 2021 Land Rover Defender V8 will provide a lot of power. New V8 powertrain will produce slightly over 500 horsepower. That is in range with the SVR variant. Beside potent V8, Land Rover will deliver new air suspension and various mechanical updates. An eight-speed automatic transmission is in the offer, and new suspension will provide greater off-road capabilities. However, the manufacturer won’t offer a manual transmission.
2021 Land Rover Defender V8 Price and Release Date
The brand-new 2021 Land Rover Defender V8 will cost more than the base trim level. To compare, the base variant starts at $50,000 or slightly above that. The V8 engine is optional, and it will cost you an additional $5,000. The sales will begin in the first quarter of 2021. As we said, a spied prototype is not the final model, and Land Rover promised even more upgrades.