No surprise here. The plug-in hybrid version P400e is coming.

The conventional Land Rover Defender 110 has received the top 5-star safety evaluation by the Euro NCAP. We assume that the plug-in hybrid P400e version, with 27 miles (43 km) of WLTP all-electric range, will carry on with the same rating.

It's also interesting to simply watch how such a big and heavy vehicle performs in crash tests. It seems easier for a Defender than normal cars, because there is more space to absorb the impact.

The manufacturer underlines that the Defender has an ultra-stiff aluminium-intensive body construction engineered to cope with rugged landscapes, Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist and Rear Collision Monitor systems, as well as six airbags.

Euro NCAP crash & safety tests of Land Rover Defender (2020)
Euro NCAP crash & safety tests of Land Rover Defender (2020)
Euro NCAP crash & safety tests of Land Rover Defender (2020)

Here are the detailed results:

  • Adult Occupant - 85 percent
  • Child Occupant - 85 percent
  • Vulnerable Road Users - 71 percent
  • Safety Assist - 79 percent
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Gallery: Euro NCAP crash & safety tests of Land Rover Defender (2020)

Crash tests include:

  • Full width rigid barrier test at 50 km/h (31 mph)
  • Mobile progressive deformable barrier test, 50 percent of the width of the car strikes an oncoming deformable barrier (both travelling at 50 km/h/31 mph)
  • Pole test - the tested car is propelled sideways into a rigid pole at 32 km/h (50 mph)
  • Side impact test - a mobile deformable barrier impacts the driver's door at 60 km/h (37.3 mph)