Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

Should you buy a Land Rover Defender 110?

Yes. The old Defender was almost an impossible car to replace. Nonetheless, Land Rover has done an outstanding job with the new one. The design hints at the original while being modern, off-road performance is brilliant and on-road refinement is excellent. It's certainly a car you'd struggle to find rivals for – the Mercedes-Benz G-Class is brilliant, but twice the price, and the Toyota Land Cruiser, especially in commercial form is significantly cheaper.

Do bear in mind that the engine range from launch doesn't include a plug-in hybrid (which Land Rover says is coming later in 2020), and if you want all-electric, then you'll have to wait longer. Much longer.

But that aside, it hits the mark perfectly right now. It’s practical for family duties in town – its most likely fate – but is also well equipped for African adventures or UK camping. It offers the best of the old Defender and all the modern features that today’s SUV (such as the Land Rover Discovery) buyer demands. Shame it’s on the pricey side, although some deft finance offers should help ease the sting.

But be in no doubt: you’re getting a lot of 4x4 capability for the money.

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