The resurrected Land Rover Defenders have undoubtedly become an appealing choice for many. The new three-door and five-door variants have experienced tremendous demand worldwide. In India as well, the affluent and famous have acquired the new-generation Defenders, while some others meticulously preserve the iconic versions from yesteryears. Here, we present a list of six Land Rover Defender owners from the Indian film industry.
Sanjay Dutt recently took delivery of the new Land Rover Defender 110, the five-door variant of the car. The Defender is offered in two body styles: a 3-door version known as the Defender 90 and a 5-door version called the Defender 110. While the 3-door Defender 90 is favored for its relatively smaller size and distinctive three-door appearance, the 5-door Defender 110 is preferred by those who prioritize practicality over the uniqueness of the 3-door version.
Earlier this year, Sunny Deol acquired the Land Rover Defender 110. Sunny Deol received the car in white, and he has been seen on multiple occasions driving it. Interestingly, the Deol family has a fondness for Land Rover Range Rovers and possesses various models from different generations.
Ayush Sharma, Salman Khan’s brother-in-law, was the first in Bollywood to receive the Land Rover Defender 110. The SUV comes in a majestic Santorini Black shade. The all-new Defender has garnered an overwhelming response worldwide. In India, Land Rover exclusively offers the 2.0-liter four-cylinder, BS6 petrol engine, delivering a maximum power of 292 Bhp and a peak torque of 400 Nm. It is available only with an automatic transmission. The all-new Defender is equipped with impressive off-roading specifications, including the Terrain Response 2 system.
In early 2021, Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor purchased a Pangea Green-colored Land Rover Defender, which happens to be the iconic shade associated with the Defender globally. Arjun owns the First Edition variant of the Defender, which made its debut in India offering both 2.0-liter and 3.0-liter petrol engine options. Additionally, the First Edition boasts a few cosmetic enhancements over the standard version of the SUV.
Prakash Raj, a renowned actor, producer, and director known for his popularity in both Bollywood and South Indian cinema, was recently seen driving a custom Defender 110. The matte black Land Rover Defender is not an official color offered by the British manufacturer. Prakash Raj likely opted for a matte black wrap on the Defender to give it a distinctive and rugged appearance. Interestingly, Prakash Raj was also spotted sitting in the co-driver seat of the vehicle. The car is registered in Telangana, the state where Prakash Raj resides.
Recognized for his penchant for luxury and sports vehicles, Prithviraj possesses a meticulously restored 2012 Defender that showcases a stunning Nardo Grey paint scheme. This unique Defender is further enhanced with customized black alloy wheels sporting chunky tires, complemented by red upholstery adorned with rubber beading. Additionally, the vehicle has been treated with a ceramic coating to ensure its pristine appearance.