The new Defender will be here early in 2020, with a starting price under $70,000 before on-road costs.
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UPDATE – 4 August 2020: Limited stocks of the new generation Land Rover Defender 110 have begun arriving in Australian showrooms.

The first completely new Land Rover Defender in 37 years has started appearing in dealerships across Australia before production for our market ramps up later in the year.

As reported in October 2019, the pricing for the Land Rover Defender 110 ranges from $69,990 to $137,100 plus on-road costs. Full details below:

The 2020 Land Rover Defender will be priced below $70,000 before on-road costs when it arrives in Australia, but you'll be able to pay upwards of $135,000 for a top-spec model.

That makes even the base 2020 Defender more expensive than the limited-run Defender 110 Adventure Edition revealed in 2015, and pricier than the range-topping Jeep Wrangler.

The new Defender is new from the ground up, with an advanced off-road architecture, a more modern interior, and a range of up-to-date engines under the bonnet. It's the first all-new Defender since the original.

UPDATE – 18 October 2019: In addition to the details described here, as released when the new Defender was revealed, Land Rover has now also revealed the features of each trim package that will be offered. Get all the details here.

In other words, it's a big deal for Land Rover and the off-road community. With the Defender's off-road heritage in mind, the car will be offered exclusively with air suspension and the Terrain Response off-road system in Australia.

Pricing for the Defender 110, the four-door model, will kick off at $69,990 before on-road costs for the D200.

Power comes from a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine making 147kW and 430Nm, mated with an eight-speed torque converter automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.

Moving up to the base Defender with a more powerful D240 engine, an uprated version of the same engine making 177kW and 430Nm, bumps the price to $75,900 before on-roads.

Heading further into the range, to the Defender S, removes the D200 engine option. Instead, the cheapest offering is the D240, priced from $83,800 before on-road costs.

The P400 inline-six petrol engine, outputting 294kW and 550Nm, is also available from $95,700 before on-roads.

The Defender SE is offered with the same engines: the D240 costs $91,300 before on-road costs and the P400 is priced from $103,100 before on-road costs.

Opting for the HSE removes the diesel options, with the P400 priced from $112,900 before on-roads.

Aside from the regular Land Rover S, SE and HSE trim grades, the Defender will be available in First Edition and hardcore X guises.

The First Edition is only available with the D240 engine, and is priced from $102,500 before on-road costs.

Compared to the regular line-up, the First Edition gets unique equipment like a black contrast roof with a panoramic sunroof, a unique black exterior package, and privacy glass. A set of 20-inch alloy wheels are standard, too, along with heated memory seats up front.

Finally there's the range-topping Defender X, priced from $137,100 before on-road costs. It's exclusively offered with the inline-six P400 petrol engine.

That gets you the most capable off-road package Land Rover can offer, along with a range of tougher exterior add-ons.

The new Defender 110 will be in Australia in June 2020, with the 90 to follow late in the year. As with all Jaguar Land Rover products, there's a huge array of options available, along with Defender-specific appearance and off-road packages.

Stay tuned for a full breakdown in the coming days, and don't forget to check out how the CarAdvice team specced their Defenders here.

2020 Land Rover Defender 110 pricing

  • D200 - $69,990
  • D240 - $75,900
  • S D240 - $83,800
  • S P400 - $95,700
  • SE D240 - $91,300
  • SE P400 - $103,100
  • HSE P400 - $112,900
  • First Edition D240 - $102,500
  • X P400 - $137,100

All prices exclude on-road costs.

By Scott Collie