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Land Rover Unveils the Defender Octa, an Even more Radical Version

Land Rover has lifted the veil on the Defender Octa, a more radical version of the luxury SUV with great off-road capabilities.


  • The new Land Rover Defender Octa is powered by a 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged, mild-hybrid V8 engine.

  • This model is equipped with 6D dynamic control suspension.

  • The vehicle is capable of crossing a one-meter-deep pool of water.


The Octa model is based on a 110 configuration of the Land Rover Defender. The name derives from a sought-after, hard-wearing mineral.We traveled to New York this spring to gain privileged access to this new, even more radial version of this luxury SUV with enhanced off-road capabilities.

Land Rover Defender Octa | Photo: JLR
Land Rover Defender Octa | Photo: JLR

A promising new V8 engine

Under the hood of the Land Rover Defender Octa is a 4.4L, twin-turbocharged, mild-hybrid V8 engine. This impressive powerplant develops no less than 626 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque. To reach 100 km/h from a standstill, the Octa version of the Defender needs just 4 seconds.

The Land Rover Defender Octa is fitted with Goodyear Advanced All-Terrain tires on 33-inch wheels.

The Octa version is 28 mm higher and 68 mm wider than the conventional Defender.

Land Rover Defender Octa | Photo: JLR
Land Rover Defender Octa | Photo: JLR

Some noteworthy additions

Notable additions to the Defender Octa include 6D dynamically controlled suspension for improved on- and off-road handling. This version is also capable of crossing a one-metre-deep pool of water, a record for a production Defender.

The Land Rover Defender Octa is also equipped with Body and Soul Seat. The aim is to provide an immersive experience for both driver and passenger. Two exclusive body colors are added to the palette: Petra copper and Faroe green.

Land Rover will shortly be opening the order book for the new Land Rover Defender Octa.

Land Rover Defender Octa | Photo: JLR
Land Rover Defender Octa | Photo: JLR
Land Rover Defender Octa | Photo: JLR
Land Rover Defender Octa | Photo: JLR
Land Rover Defender Octa | Photo: JLR
Land Rover Defender Octa | Photo: JLR
Land Rover Defender Octa | Photo: JLR
Land Rover Defender Octa | Photo: JLR
Land Rover Defender Octa | Photo: JLR
Land Rover Defender Octa | Photo: JLR
Land Rover Defender Octa | Photo: JLR
Land Rover Defender Octa | Photo: JLR

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