Land Rover is introducing a new 2.2-litre Euro V compliant diesel engine to its Defender range to replace the 2.4-litre Euro IV diesel.
The 2.2-litre engine is the same featured in the Jaguar XF and Ford Transit.
The smaller capacity engine delivers the same power (120bhp), torque (360nm) and economy (25.7-28.8mpg) as its outgoing unit but makes this the cleanest Land Rover Defender yet producing 266g/km for the 90 and 295g/km for the 110 and 130 versions.
Land Rover is adding two new option packs to the Defender range too. A comfort pack for £1,650 includes air conditioning, CD player with auxiliary input, electric windows and remote central locking. The off-road pack costs £1,500 and includes ABS, heavy duty rim and MTR off-road tyre, tow ball and under-ride protection bar.
In response to customer feedback, a plain black pick up hood will now be available as an option while a plain beige hood will be introduced for the 110 Double Cab Pick Up. Both options are in addition to existing styles. A further enhancement for 2012 includes the addition of tinted glass on all models.
The 2012 Defender is available from £20,995 and will be on-sale in the UK from November 2011.