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Land Rover’s All New Defender is smart and rugged

The All New Defender from Land Rover provides comfort, safety and an exciting driving experience. [LAND ROVER]

The All New Defender from Land Rover provides comfort, safety and an exciting driving experience. [LAND ROVER]

 After 70 years of quality cars, Land Rover is now stepping up its game by combining cutting edge tech with its well established off-road vehicle manufacturing skills.

The Electrical Vehicle Architecture 2.0, also known as EVA 2.0, applied to Land Rover’s All New Defender is one of the game changers in Land Rover’s arsenal. By utilizing 85 individual engine control units, the EVA 2.0 allows the New Defender to process 21,000 network messages simultaneously, making the New Defender a supercomputer, on wheels.

While EVA 2.0 handles the inner processes, the car’s Software-Over-The-Air system uses two LTE modems and ensures constant connectivity and allows the software inside the vehicle to be constantly kept up to date.

The All New Defender’s technological wonders would be practically useless if it didn’t have the user interface to back it up. The vehicle’s Pivi Pro display armed with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820am chip offers exactly what passengers need.

With built-in T Navigation, wireless smartphone charging stations and support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, the All New Defender’s user-friendly features helped make the car the winner of the Smartbest 2020 award from European car rating organization Autobest.

Apart from user comfort, the All New Defender is also ready to give drivers a hand to ensure a safe driving experience. Six cameras, 12 ultrasonic sensors and four radar systems in the car support the Advanced Driver Assistance System and 3-D Surround Camera which shows drivers 3-D rendered images of the surrounding area.

The ClearSight Rear View Mirror and ClearSight Ground View system help cover the rear and front blind spots as well.

Yet despite its high-tech credentials, the All New Defender is essentially an off-road vehicle, designed to withstand rugged terrains and Land Rover made sure the car still let drivers feel the joy of off-road driving.

Using the Pivi Pro display’s touchscreen controls, drivers can set the Terrain Response System to various modes, such as comfort driving and sand terrain. A water-depth sensing module helps drivers ford rivers and streams with ease as well.

The all-terrain vehicle functions are rounded off with the transfer box to assist precise speed control, four-wheel drive functions and Electric Active Real Locking Differential system, which helps with traction control.

The All New Defender 110 comes in three different trims. Each D240 S, D240 SE, and D240 Launch Edition trim comes with a price of 85.9 million won ($79,000), 95.6 million won and 91.8 million won, respectively.

By Ahn Tae-lahm [ahn.taelahm@joongang.co.kr]
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