The line-up's new range-topper is the impressive plug-in Land Rover Defender P400e.
There's a new plug-in available for the Land Rover Defender called the P400e
It's the most fuel efficient and powerful Defender in the range with a power output of 404 PS and a 0 to 62 mph sprint time of 5.4 seconds.
More importantly, for those who are wanting to buy or lease the Land Rover Defender P400e plug-in is that the fuel economy is 85 mpg with emissions of just 74g/km.
The new Defender’s all-electric driving range is 27 miles with zero emissions, and it is available in five- or six-seat options.
The plug-in hybrid (PHEV) model is a key element to expanding the Defender's appeal to more drivers, Land Rover says.
Under the bonnet, there is a four-cylinder, 2.0-litre petrol engine mated to a 105kW electric motor.
Land Rover says that drivers can also use the all-electric function for off-roading with the immediate torque from the motor, making the vehicle even more capable than usual.
The battery for the Defender P400e is a 19.2kWh offering and will help the model reach a top speed of 130mph.
The P400e also features electronic air suspension and 20-inch alloy wheels as standard, plus the charging port is found on the vehicle's left-hand side.
A Mode 3 charging cable will be supplied as standard, and there is the option of a Mode 2 cable which will help recharge the battery quickly.
A Mode 3 charging cable will see the battery being recharged in two hours to 80% of its capacity, while a Mode 2 cable will take around seven hours.
The model also features regenerative braking to recuperate lost energy when braking and sending it to the battery.
The P400e also features three-zone climate control and privacy glass.
Land Rover has also revealed changes to the Defender's diesel engines and there's a new Defender Hardtop for the commercial vehicle sector.
The new six-cylinder diesel engines that are joining the range offer smooth and strong performance.
Plus, the new X-Dynamic spec is now available on both the Defender 90 and 110.
Drivers get to enjoy a selection of interior and exterior design elements to help the Land Rover Defender 'stand out from the crowd'.
Land Rover has also added new customisation options including a choice of contrasting roof finishes.
There is also, for the Defender 110, a folding fabric roof available for the first time.
The Defender 90 offers a suspension pack on its options list, as well as a Meridian sound system, premium LED headlights and a head-up display.
Green Cars’ is the term used for zero, low and ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) - with pressure being applied to lower global emission levels, the need for “eco-friendly” vehicles is on the rise. Many countries now have plans in place to abolish the use of combustion engines before the turn of the century and so more and more vehicles we see on the roads will be Electric, hybrid or very low emission petrol and diesels.
Although beneficial to the environment, ‘Green Cars’ are also beneficial from a taxation view. The lower a vehicle’s emissions banding, the lower the taxation placed against it. Many manufacturers have tapped in to this ever-growing market with their own offerings, however, Volvo were the first manufacturer to state that every one of their models will be either electric or hybrid options from 2019.