The Defender OCTA is an SUV beast with a V8 twin-turbo engine and proves that electrical is not every thing

The Defender OCTA is an SUV beast with a V8 twin-turbo engine and proves that electrical is not every thing

Whereas many different automakers are beginning to retire the large V8 engines in favor of electrified hybrid, plug-in hybrid or all-electric powertrains, Land Rover appears not less than considerably unafraid to buck the pattern. It is value noting that Land Rover has already arrange a ready record for the EV model of its Vary Rover SUV. There are additionally plug-in variants within the vary

Given the V8 Defender’s already pretty excessive beginning worth of $111,500, the OCTA variants will seemingly exceed that determine by a big margin – by the point Land Rover absolutely unveils the car later this 12 months.

A minimum of for Land Rover and the Defender, the V8’s attraction is not going away any time quickly, and it appears like it’ll be a troublesome (or on this case, diamond) endeavor to persuade the corporate that V8 engines are do not belong in large, quick luxurious SUVs anymore. The Defender OCTA is a part of what Land Rover calls the “Defender Components” sequence, however it’s not but identified what it will imply for future Defender fashions.

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