The Land Rover Defender has always known for the better synonymous with the off-road venture.  All of us have a Defender experience or perhaps many memories and all of us have, at least, one friend or family who is a mad or so-called-die-hard Defender-lover.  And this will be bumper news for them as The Land Rover Defender scored 85 percent for any occupant security and 79 percent for Safety Assist to score overall five-star.

Even those people with little expertise or experience of the out-of-doors know the fame and acknowledge the vehicle. The Defender has always been full of appeal; very competent off-road but rather common on-road with few acknowledgments to safety, solace, or true drivability.  Well, none of us is being realistic.  However, it persisted to be much loved.

And now, the new Land Rover Defender 110 has appended yet another wing to its cap by tightening the rating of five stars in the Euro NCAP test.  Adult and child safety was a fixed 85 percent whereas walker and safety score was at 71 and 79 percent respectively.  We were completely embossed with the Defender ever since we first drove it and the test results make it a better combination.

In true Land Rover style, Beginning off with the characteristics,  it arrives equipped with six airbags,  driver condition monitor as standard, autonomous emergency braking system,  lane assist, multi-collision braking,  3D surround cameras,  eCall,  traffic sign recognition, three ISOFIX anchor points for child occupants, blind spot assist, and adaptive cruise control.

It was this awesome list of safety features that supported the Defender get a near-perfect score in the rigorous Euro NCAP crash test and this is surely going to draw more customers.  What do you think?

Moving now to the test report card, the aluminum body took the front, rear impact properly, and was still competent of taking more loads.  During the test, it was noted that all the security for all the occupants’ body parts was suitable in both the side barrier and pole impact tests.  In fact, the only scoring, which was not rare, was the rear riders’ chest security, which was ranked ‘peripheral’.

Coming to kids’ safety, the Defender marked the maximum points of 24.  However, the ‘Britax Römer KidFix XP’ seatbelts in the third row, which was optional, did not pass the belt-length test.  Overall, though, it had achieved the maximum score when it came to kids’ safety.

On the other hand, Pedestrian safety was also excellent, thanks to the Defender’s independent emergency braking, which showed that the car could distinguish pedestrians and cyclists well, and it bypassed or lessened the crash in utmost cases.  The system, however, does not distinguish walkers in the rear and no opposite tests were shown either.  In addition, who are we to debate?

Billed as the most capable Rover ever made, it looks genuine and the AEB worked well in identifying the presence of other wheels to decrease the risk of a crash.  It also has ‘Driver Drowsiness Detection’, which gives steering data when it discovers that the driver is fatigued and even emits a warning.  Another impressive feature is that assisted the Rover to score well and thus, this supports the car to eternally be well under the speed limit.

Sure, it is a new rebooted Defender introducing all the new X-Dynamic specification, which is available on both Defender 90 and 110.  As if the old one’s been crawled, kicking and shrieking, into the 21st century and yet it still preserves an adventure-ready presence and that old’ Rover vitality.


Siddhika Prajapati

Siddhika Prajapati

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