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Did you see that?! New Land Rover Defender goes flying in upcoming James Bond film

2020-04-09 09:00

Charlen Raymond

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2020 Land Rover Defender in new 007 movie. Image: MotorPress

There has been plenty of hype around the new Land Rover Defender, because for the first time in a long time a new model made its appearance.

The excitement around the new SUV is not just limited to a select few, because it also garnered the attention of film makers. More precisely, the people responsible for the 007 movies.

That’s right, the upcoming James Bond movie, 'No time to die', will feature the new Defender in quite a high-flying way. How so? Well, Land Rover released a short behind-the-scenes video of the Defender doing a 30m jump.

That’s quite a distance! Of course, Land Rover said the Defender has been left largely untouched for the jump.

Nick Collins, Land Rover Defender vehicle line director said: "We developed a new test standard for Defender, the most challenging we’ve ever had and unique to this vehicle. 

"Physical strength and durability is measured by a number of different tests including a bridge jump test which gave us confidence to deliver what the stunt team needed to create for 'No Time To Die', with no modifications to the body structure except the installation of a roll cage."

The new Landy

The Defender is an important vehicle in Land Rover’s arsenal. It’s been around for a good couple of decades before finally being axed a few years ago. Rumours of a new model started circulating shortly after the axing, until a concept was finally shown.

The concept was a big departure from the old model, and one almost feared that the new Defender would stray from the essence of what made the SUV such a big success over the years.

READ: New Land Rover Defender prices - how do its SA rivals compare in costs?

Fortunately, despite it being a technological tour de force, the Defender looks to be continuing with the off-road prowess its predecessor revered for. It features Land Rover’s latest and newest technologies, and has no plans other than dominating the 4x4 market as it’s been doing over the course of its history.

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2020 Land Rover Defender in new 007 movie. Image: MotorPress

Official pricing for new Land Rover Defender

• Defender 90 177kW D240 Standard - R 948 000

• Defender 90 177kW D240 S - R996 500

• Defender 90 177kW D240 SE - R1 060 200

• Defender 90 177kW D240 HSE - R1 156 600

• Defender 90 177kW D240 First Edition - R1 142 200

• Defender 90 221kW P300 Standard - R948 000

• Defender 90 221kW P300 S - R996 500

• Defender 90 221kW P300 SE - R1 060 200

• Defender 90 221kW P300 HSE - R1 156 600

• Defender 90 294kW P400 Standard - R1 078 400

• Defender 90 294kW P400 S - R1 113 800

• Defender 90 294kW P400 SE - R1 172 500

• Defender 90 294kW P400 HSE - R1 268 900

• Defender 90 294kW P400 First Edition - R1 254 500

• Defender 90 294kW P400 X - R1 486 700

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2020 Land Rover Defender 90. Image: MotorPress

• Defender 110 177kW D240 Standard - R999 000

• Defender 110 177kW D240 S - R1 042 800

• Defender 110 177kW D240 SE - R1 099 500

• Defender 110 177kW D240 HSE - R1 198 700

• Defender 110 177kW D240 First Edition - R1 199 500

• Defender 110 221kW P300 Standard - R999 000

• Defender 110 221kW P300 S - R1 042 800

• Defender 110 221kW P300 SE - R1 099 500

• Defender 110 221kW P300 HSE - R1 198 700

• Defender 110 294kW P400 Standard - R1 129 400

• Defender 110 294kW P400 S - R1 164 800

• Defender 110 294kW P400 SE - R1 224 300

• Defender 110 294kW P400 HSE - R1 320 700

• Defender 110 294kW P400 First Edition - R1 310 400

• Defender 110 294kW P400 X - R1 498 400

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2020 Land Rover Defender 110. Image: MotorPress

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