The Sound of Performance: The Defender V8 Thumps the Philippine Roads as it closes the Year 2023

Building on decades of Land Rover V8 heritage, the powerful Defender V8 joins the range of Plug-in Hybrids, and efficient Ingenium petrol and diesel powertrains.

• Defender V8 90 and 110: New 525PS supercharged engine powers fastest and most powerful production Defender ever made; 0 – 100 kph in 5.4 seconds (Defender 110), 5.2 seconds (Defender 90), 240 kph top speed (Defender 110 & Defender 90).

• Power meets durability: Bespoke chassis settings and transmission tuning combine to make Defender V8 the most capable and dynamic example of Land Rover’s award-winning 4x4. 

• Potent flagship: New Defender V8 Carpathian Edition combines the power and capability of Defender V8 with a unique combination of design elements.

• Height of personalisation: New Bright Pack, Extended Bright Pack and Extended Black Pack options provide even greater scope for customer personalisation across the Defender line-up. The Defender 90 and 110 V8 Carpathian Edition P525 includes the V8 Bespoke Accessory Pack.

• Larger screen: Standard 11.4-inch touchscreen – over 60% larger than existing 10-inch display – now available for intuitive Pivi Pro infotainment, plus wireless device charging for enhanced convenience.

• Configure yours now: Defender 110 V8 Carpathian Edition P525 price starts from PHP 17,790,000 and PHP 18,550,000 with the V8 Bespoke Accessory Pack. The Defender 90 V8 price starts from PHP 16,990,000 and at PHP 17,750,000 with the V8 Bespoke Accessory Pack.

Manila, Philippines – IC Land Automotive Inc., brings in the Most Capable Defender ever made – the Defender V8. Building on decades of Land Rover V8 heritage, the powerful Defender V8 joins the range of Plug-in Hybrids, and efficient Ingenium petrol and diesel powertrains.

Land Rover has launched the powerful Defender V8 as part of a range of enhancements to its unstoppable and award-winning 4x4 family. The new 525PS Defender V8 and flagship Defender V8 Carpathian Edition provide a unique combination of performance and capability, with bespoke chassis settings delivering new levels of driver engagement and agility both on and off-road.

The powerful new models build on decades of Land Rover V8 heritage – spanning the original Stage I V8 of the Seventies, North American Specification models of the Nineties and powerful Defender Works V8 – as the characterful engine joins the latest range of efficient Ingenium petrol, diesel, and advanced Plug-in Hybrid Land Rover powertrains.

Defender V8 builds on the rugged 4x4’s class-leading capability, delivering new levels of performance and driver engagement by combining a powerful 525PS 5.0-litre V8 supercharged petrol engine with expertly developed suspension and transmission tuning to create the fastest and most dynamically rewarding Defender yet.

The exclusive new Carpathian Edition is based on the Defender V8 and represents the ultimate expression of Defender design, performance, and capability.

Heightened connectivity is also part of the updates. Defender’s state-of-the-art Pivi Pro touchscreen infotainment is now available with a range of desirable new features, including the standard larger 11.4-inch touchscreen display.

New Defender V8

New Defender V8 is the ultimate expression of Land Rover’s toughest 4x4 and recalls the rich heritage of eight-cylinder Land Rovers dating back to the 1970s. The potent new V8 supercharged engine is available in both 90 and 110 body designs and delivers elevated performance and driver engagement without compromising Defender’s unstoppable capability.

With unique suspension and transmission tuning, including bespoke spring and damper rates and a new Electronic Active Rear Differential, it delivers more agile and engaging handling with heightened body control – all accompanied by a characteristic V8 soundtrack.

Power comes from Land Rover’s 5.0-litre V8 supercharged petrol engine, which produces 525PS, 625Nm of torque and drives through an eight-speed automatic transmission. The Defender V8 90 accelerates from 0-60mph in just 4.9 seconds (0-100km/h in 5.2 seconds) with a top speed of 149mph (240km/h) and delivers fuel consumption of up to 19.5mpg (14.5l/100km) with CO2 emissions from 327g/km.

Exceptional off-road capability is a Defender hallmark and the V8 adds a new layer of driver appeal, with the introduction of a new Dynamic program within the Terrain Response system – only available on V8-powered Defenders. It helps drivers to exploit the more dynamic character and handling balance of the 525PS model on tarmac and loose surfaces. Engineered to be the fastest and most engaging production Defender ever, it delivers unrivalled agility and driver appeal.

“The Filipinos, without a doubt, are such big fans of the Defender. Introducing the V8 powertrain in the market creates a whole new level of excitement to the Defender’s driving performance and off-road capability. On top of that, the Defender V8 sounds incredibly fantastic and delivers an impeccable performance—a head turner and the most capable Land Rover ever built.”
Chris Ward
Vice President of IC Land Automotive Inc.

For more information, please contact:
Nadine Ysabel B. Delos Reyes
Marketing Manager, ICATS British Motors Inc. 0998 844 8816