The commercial version of the new Land Rover Defender has gone on sale.
The Defender Hard Top is available in 90 and 110 versions, with 1,355 litres and 2,059 litres of load space respectively. Land Rover says the 110 can accommodate a standard Euro Pallet.
Both models come with a fixed full-height partition to separate occupants from the load area. The partition comes with four hanging hooks on the load bay side, and two cabin-side stowage nets on the 110 for smaller items.
The full-width load floor is completely flat, with up to six integrated lashing points and heavy-duty rubber mats.
There’s a 58-litre underfloor stowage area at the rear of both models, while the 110 also gets a 155-litre area where the rear footwells would be on the passenger-carrying variant.
Access to the load area is via a side-hinged rear tailgate, and also, on the 110, via the rear side doors.
All models are of course all-wheel drive, and come with eight-speed automatic transmission with a twin-speed transfer box.
The 90 is powered by a 200hp diesel engine, and the 110 is powered by either a 249hp or 300hp diesel.
All are equipped with mild hybrid systems, and meet the RDE2 and Euro 6d-Final standards.
The vehicle is capable of wading through depths up to 900m, and towing up to 3,500kg.
The 90 is available only in the entry-level Defender trim level, while the 110 is available in Defender, S, SE and HSE.
Driver assistance systems include a 3D surround camera, and there’s a ClearSight rear view camera to allow rear visibility if the traditional central mirror view is obscured by a load.
There’s also a remote smartphone app which will allow businesses to keep track of the location, fuel level and journey history of their vehicle from afar
Prices excluding VAT start at £35,820 for the 90, and £43,012 for the 110.