It goes without saying that the capabilities of the New Defender will make it one of the best performing off-road commercial vehicles, capable of competing with pick-ups, with the advantage of having all the comforts of the car model and greater load capacity.
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The option of having three front seats also improves the versatility and the Over-The-Air software update (which we also saw in the Ford F-150) will optimize visits in assistance. The Hard Top model combines one towing capacity of 3,500 kg with Advanced Tow Assist technology (optional) for trouble-free use of trailers.
All the full details of Defender 90 and 110 Hard Top will be announced by the end of the year, when they are available for order. Prices will start from £ 35,500 (plus VAT) in the UK, approx 39 thousand euros.
A true off-road vehicle of the latest generation
As said also the version truck will retain all the characteristics that distinguish the new Defender, starting with shell in aluminum D7x high density (also shared with fully electric models) three times stiffer than even the best side members and cross members.
The Hard Top version will optimize functionality of the loading area of the new Defender with resistant materials and dedicated storage solutions, to ensure that it exceeds the professional performance of the previous models.
Hard Top 90 and 110 will both be equipped with independent spring suspension, with electronically controlled pneumatic shock absorbers. Both set-ups will provide height from the ground of 291 mm, while the Hard Top 110 will have attack, hump and exit angles of 38, 28 and 40 degrees respectively. Full technical details will be confirmed by the end of the year.
The load capacity has not been declared, but that of pulling will be of 3,500 kg. In the cabin there will be no seats in the second and third row, but optionally up to three people can sit in the front. The ClearSight rearview system will preserve the rear visibility even when the center seat is occupied or the load compartment is full.
A series of technologies will help docking, driving and reverse gear with trailer. Impressive for a commercial vehicle, the ford capacity of 900 mm exceeded by the Wade program in the system Terrain Response 2.
Technology also rules in the cabin thanks to the infotainment with touchscreen Pivi Pro which gives immediate and intuitive control of all the main vehicle functions, including integration with Apple CarPlay is Android Auto.
Twin eSIM technology is the basis of Pivi Pro and supports functionality Over-the-Air software (SOTA), which allows customers to download updates for electronic systems, avoiding downtime in assistance.