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Unveiling the ultimate: Defender OCTA AWD V8 SUV

The Defender OCTA is coming to the New Zealand market, set to redefine the all-terrain, high-performance SUV category. Poised as the fastest and most powerful Defender to date, it’s ready to thrive on any surface, in all conditions – as you’d expect from the iconic adventure marque.

  • New Defender OCTA will be the toughest, most capable and luxurious Defender ever
  • 635PS V8 mild-hybrid engine
  • 6D Dynamics Air Suspension 
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“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, Defender Managing Director

Defender OCTA name

Defender OCTA name

A reflection of the Defender’s luxury credentials, the rarest, hardest naturally occurring substance on earth – a diamond – inspires the new OCTA name.

“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 – and it will identify all flagship Defender models in the future.” – Mark Cameron, Defender Managing Director

The Defender OCTA’s high-performance credentials

Defender OCTA will feature a 635PS V8 Twin Turbo mild-hybrid petrol power engine and class-leading 6D Dynamics air suspension, enabling extreme performance across all terrains. 

Available for the first time on Defender, 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 that will enable Defender OCTA to maintain a near-level stance during acceleration, braking and cornering on-road, while also maximising independent wheel travel and articulation across the most demanding off-road terrain.

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Defender Brembo Brakes

New diamond-inspired signature graphic

A new encircled diamond graphic symbolizes the flagship Defender model. It features on a number of interior and exterior components, including as a gloss black diamond within 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.

Pushed to the limit: an exhaustive development regime

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

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