Land Rover Australia has announced the short-wheelbase Defender 90 will be available locally in October.
The three-door Defender 90 will follow the larger five-door Defender 110 which is scheduled to arrive in August.
Initially, 100 examples of the Defender 90 will be offered in First Edition P400 guise all finished in Pangea Green with Fuji White contrast roof.
P400 variants are powered by an inline-six petrol engine producing 294kW and 550Nm. Land Rover says there’s enough thrust to propel the Defender 90 from 0-100km/h in 6.0 seconds.
According to Land Rover, the short-wheelbase and minimal overhangs result in “excellent off-road geometry” that makes the Defender 90 “the most capable Land Rover ever made.”
While the three-doors inevitably brings compromise, the Defender 90 can seat six people thanks to a front central jump seat.
Land Rover is yet to confirm specs and pricing for the First Edition P400, however, it’s expected to come in under the price of the equivalent Defender 110.
The full Defender 90 range is due to be launched locally in December, full specs and pricing will be announced closer to the launch date.
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