New Land Rover Defender OCTA: Most Capable and Luxurious Defender Ever

  • British adventure brand Defender will introduce a new high-performance hero in 2024
  • The new Defender OCTA will be the most powerful Defender vehicle ever, with V8 Twin Turbo power
  • 6D Dynamics suspension with pitch and roll control enables outstanding performance
  • A new diamond-inspired signature graphic will adorn all future flagship Defender models
  • Defender Elements events series will exclusively preview Defender OCTA for prospective clients

Original British adventure brand Defender will introduce a new high-performance hero in 2024: New Defender OCTA.

The new flagship Defender vehicle will be the toughest, most capable, and most luxurious model in the line-up, charting new territory for the brand.

Defender has been synonymous with all-terrain capability with a bloodline tracing back to the Series 1 in 1948. New Defender OCTA will take this to another level, with a dramatic stance, innovative technology, and unparalleled attention to detail. With astounding performance and a bold new attitude, it will enable our clients to master epic adventures in heightened luxury.” – Mark Cameron, Managing Director, Defender.

Defender OCTA will feature V8 Twin Turbo mild-hybrid gas power and award-winning “6D Dynamics” air suspension, enabling exceptional performance across various terrains.

Available for the first time on a Defender vehicle, 6D Dynamics will give Defender OCTA an unparalleled breadth of capability, comfort, and composure, whether on-road or off-road.

The hydraulic interlinked 6D Dynamics technology features an innovative pitch and roll control system designed to enable Defender OCTA to maintain a near-level stance during acceleration, braking, and cornering on-road, while also maximizing independent wheel travel and articulation across demanding off-road terrain.

Reflecting the vehicle’s luxury credentials, a diamond’s octahedron shape inspires the new OCTA name – with diamond being considered the hardest naturally occurring substance on Earth, renowned for its rarity.

A new encircled diamond graphic symbolizes the flagship Defender model. It is featured on several interior and exterior components, including gloss black diamond in a machined and sandblasted titanium disc on each Signature Graphic panel. Titanium has also been chosen for its robustness and resilience to the elements in its natural state.

Mark Cameron added: “The Defender OCTA name and signature graphic are representative of the vehicle’s strength, resilience, and desirability – inspired by the vehicle’s diamond-like tough luxury credentials. The new signature graphic is particularly significant as it will be the first time it is seen on a Defender vehicle – and it will identify all flagship Defender models in the future.”

Defender OCTA is undergoing the most exhaustive development regime in the Defender brand’s history, from the snow and ice of Sweden to the Dubai desert, Nürburgring tarmac, and Moab rock crawls.

Ahead of its full reveal later this year, prospective clients will be invited to attend exclusive previews as part of a new global Defender Elements series. Clients interested in registering for the first release of Defender OCTA are invited to contact their Defender retailer now.



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