The Defender OCTA

The New Master of Extreme Performance on- and Off-Road

The new Defender OCTA is here, and it’s about to blow your mind (and maybe a few leaves off the trail). This isn’t just a car; it’s a 4×4 superhero, combining luxury and extreme toughness like Bruce Wayne and Batman in one unstoppable package.

High-Performance Hero: The Defender OCTA is the most dynamically accomplished Defender ever created, boasting unmatched capability and performance both on and off the road. This beast is powered by a 4.4-litre Twin Turbo mild-hybrid V8 engine, churning out a staggering 467kW and up to 750Nm of torque. That means you’ll go from 0-100km/h in just 4.0 seconds. Yes, you read that right—this off-road titan can leave sports cars eating its dust.

Tough Luxury: Think of the new Defender OCTA as the automotive equivalent of a diamond—rare, desirable, and incredibly tough. Its bold new design and imposing stance set it apart, with a signature graphic that pays homage to its diamond-like credentials. It’s like driving a jewel through a mud pit.

Intelligent Suspension and Dedicated Modes: This isn’t just about brute force; the Defender OCTA is smart too. With 6D Dynamics suspension and pitch and roll control, it delivers game-changing performance on a variety of surfaces and conditions. Plus, the all-new OCTA Mode—Defender’s first performance-focused off-road mode—ensures you’re ready to tackle any terrain with dedicated anti-lock braking and launch control.

Decisive Performance: Let’s talk numbers. This powerhouse features a 4.4-litre Twin Turbo V8 producing 467kW and up to 750Nm of torque. With 0-100km/h acceleration in just 4.0 seconds, it’s the most powerful Defender yet. The heavily reworked chassis components and innovative technologies like 6D Dynamics suspension mean that whether you’re on tarmac or trails, you’re in for a thrilling ride.

Unparalleled Presence: The OCTA’s exterior screams confidence with its raised ride height, widened stance, and extended wheel arches. Redesigned bumpers improve approach and departure angles, while tough underbody protection gives you the confidence to explore beyond the beaten path. Plus, it can wade through up to one meter of water—because why not?

Defender Debuts: Inside, the new Performance Seats feature Body and Soul Seat technology, immersing front-seat occupants in every drive with new highly durable materials and colorways. It’s like a spa day for your derriere while you conquer the great outdoors.

Exclusive Specification: The New Defender OCTA Edition One is available in the first year of production with a curated specification that includes exclusive new paint options and Chopped Carbon Fibre detailing. This first edition is finished in an exclusive Faroe Green color with a Khaki and Ebony interior, 20-inch forged alloy wheels, and a choice of all-terrain or Advanced All-Terrain Tyres. It’s limited edition luxury meets rugged adventurer.

Dynamic Debut: Mark your calendars because the new Defender OCTA will make its world premiere at the Goodwood Festival of Speed from July 11-14, 2024. If you thought off-roading was just about getting dirty, think again. The Defender OCTA is here to show you how it’s done—in style.

Coming Soon: Get ready to place your orders following the global Defender Elements preview events. With indicative pricing starting from R3,499,100 in South Africa, the Defender OCTA is set to redefine what you thought was possible in a 4×4. Visit for more details.


  • Engine: 4.4-litre Twin Turbo mild-hybrid V8

  • Power: 467kW

  • Torque: Up to 750Nm

  • 0-100km/h: 4.0 seconds

  • Top Speed: Up to 250km/h with 22-inch lightweight alloy wheels

  • Suspension: 6D Dynamics with pitch and roll control

  • Brakes: 400mm front brake discs with Brembo calipers

  • Wheel Size: 20-inch forged alloy wheels

  • Exclusive Paint: Faroe Green (Edition One)

  • Interior Options: UltrafabricsTM PU in Light Cloud and Lunar, semi-aniline leather in Ebony

Adventure awaits with the new Defender OCTA—where luxury meets legendary toughness, and performance is just a pedal away.

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