The toughest, most durable, and most powerful – ‘25 DEFENDER OCTA: HIGH-PERFORMANCE HERO – is also the most dynamically accomplished Defender ever created!


Powered by a 4.4-liter Twin Turbo mild-hybrid V8 engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission with high and low-range gears, the OCTA is the most powerful Defender ever – with 626 horsepower and up to 553 pound-feet of torque. The OCTA’s new powertrain enables 0-60 mph sprints in just 3.8 seconds. Its heavily revised chassis components with innovative technologies, including 6D Dynamics suspension, help ensure its dynamic capabilities. When fitted with 22-inch lightweight alloy wheels and all-season tires, it has a top speed of 155 mph!

The exterior of the ‘25 DEFENDER OCTA: HIGH-PERFORMANCE HERO is bolder and tougher than ever, with a distinct character. Ride height is raised, its stance widened, and wheel arches extended for incredible presence. Redesigned bumpers improve approach and departure angles, while tough underbody protection gives drivers the confidence to explore further over rough terrain. And, it will wade deeper than any production Defender vehicle before it – up to 3.3 feet of water.

The new Defender OCTA name is derived from one of the toughest and most desirable minerals on earth – a diamond – and the octahedral shape that gives their distinctive appearance and durability. This shape also inspired the new signature graphic, which denotes it as the flagship Defender vehicle – strong and resilient, yet striking, rare, and desirable. Every Defender OCTA wears a new encircled diamond graphic, including a gloss black diamond within a machined and sandblasted titanium disc on each Signature Graphic panel.

‘25 DEFENDER OCTA: HIGH-PERFORMANCE HEROThe tough luxury of the ‘25 DEFENDER OCTA: HIGH-PERFORMANCE HERO is epitomized by Defender OCTA Edition One, available in the first year of production. It features a curated specification, finished in an exclusive new Faroe Green paint color with a Khaki and Ebony UltrafabricsTM and seamless 3D Knit interior, new Chopped Carbon Fiber detailing, and 20-inch forged alloy wheels with a choice of all-terrain or optional specially developed Advanced All-Terrain Tires.

New Defender OCTA’s dynamic capabilities go beyond what any Defender vehicle has achieved before, with the introduction of hydraulically-interlinked 6D Dynamics suspension technology for the first time on a Defender vehicle, alongside extensive hardware and geometry changes. It debuted on the ‘24 Range Rover Sport SV. Uniquely, it’s designed to be as fun to drive on-road as off-road, with no compromises.

New ‘25 DEFENDER OCTA: HIGH-PERFORMANCE HERO sits 1.1 inches higher and has a stance widened by 2.7 inches for superior ground clearance and stability. To help ensure confidence and control on various terrain, with both maximum wheel articulation off-road and reduced roll on-road, revised suspension components include longer and tougher wishbones and unique active dampers with separate accumulators. It also features uprated 15.7-inch front brake discs with 6 Opposed Piston Brembo calipers, and the fastest steering ratio of any Defender vehicle to date.

The ‘25 Defender OCTA has a starting MSRP of $152,000. The Defender OCTA Edition One, available through the first year of production, has a starting MSRP of $167,800. For ordering details, contact a local Land Rover dealership. The new high-performance hero will debut publicly and dynamically at the 2024 Goodwood Festival of Speed from 11–14 July.

For more information about interior and exterior options and specifications, please visit https://www.landroverusa.com/defender/defender-octa/index.html