The New Land Rover DEFENDER OCTA will be revealed on 3 July

  • Defender OCTA, the new high-performance all terrain hero, will be revealed on 3 July 2024.
  • Immersive preview events around the world will allow clients to reserve and configure their groundbreaking V8 Twin Turbo Defender OCTA ahead of the global reveal.
  • Prospective clients interested in purchasing one of the first Defender OCTAs should register for one of the global Defender Elements preview events, by contacting their retailer now.
  • Visit to find your nearest Defender retailer.
  • Official testing and development film released today showcases punishing three-year performance and durability programme, spanning race tracks, rally stages and rock crawls.

The V8 Twin Turbo mild-hybrid petrol Defender OCTA will offer an unparalleled breadth of capability, comfort and composure, whether on-road or off-road. As a result it has been subjected to the most extreme testing and development programme in Defender history. The official testing and development film released today showcase the range of locations and punishing terrains visited by Defender OCTA engineers over the past three years, to prove it lives up to its billing as the toughest and most durable model in the unstoppable Defender family.

Defender OCTA engineers have conducted more than 13,960 additional tests, on top of the standard Defender testing regime, spanning high-performance handling and durability at Germany’s Nürburgring Nordschleife, wet asphalt at Ladoux in France, ice in Sweden, arduous rally raid stages at Lastours in France, sand deserts in Dubai, plus Moab rock crawls in Utah, USA. Defender OCTA has also conquered every extreme trail at JLR’s legendary Eastnor test facility in the UK.

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