Vijay Vasanth becomes first politician to bring home the new Land Rover Defender
Land Rover Defender was launched in the Indian market last year. The SUV was officially available for sale in India for the first time, and many car enthusiasts who got their hands on older-generation Defenders even bought the new one. We have published articles about celebrities buying the new Land Rover Defender on our website, but here we have a politician who bought a Land Rover Defender. Vijay Vasanth who is the MP bought a Land Rover Defender. What makes this purchase special is that he is probably the first Indian politician to buy this SUV.
Vijay Vasanth contested and won the poll that took place in Kanyakumari Loksabha constituency earlier this year. Vijay Vasanth is not only a politician, he also worked in the Tamil film industry and is also a businessman. Vijay Vasanth owned a Toyota Fortuner and he replaced the SUV with the Land Rover Defender and it’s quite an upgrade. The Toyota Fortuner he owned was red in color and surprisingly the Defender he bought is a similar shade as well. It seems that the politician has a special place for the color red.
Vijay Vasanth is known to have luxury cars in his garage. A photo of him with his Porsche Cayenne is available online. We don’t know if he still has this Porsche with him. Other than that, little information is available on the car collection of this actor-turned-politician. Vijay Vasanth’s Land Rover Defender image was shared by autoghiniholic on their Instagram page.
Land Rover Defender is a high performance SUV and has several modern features. Compared to the old version, this new Land Rover Defender is actually on par with the other cars of the brand. In India, Land Rover launched Defender on October 15, 2020 and it started to gain popularity among the rich and famous. Even Mukesh Ambani bought one and it was spotted with the SUV very recently.
In South India, Malayalam actor Dulquer Salmaan also bought a brand new Defender. The Defender is available in two body styles. There is a Defender 90 and a Defender 110. It is not known which version Vijay Vasanth purchased. The 110 version is the 5-door version while the Defender 90 is the 3-door version. The Defender 90 is a 5-seater SUV while the 110 has the option of adding 2 additional seats.
Land Rover Defender is available with a variety of engine options internationally, but in India it is available with two gasoline engine options and one diesel engine. There is a 2.0 liter turbo gasoline engine that generates 300 Ps. The next engine is a 3.0 liter turbo gasoline engine option that generates 400 Ps. The proposed diesel engine is a 3.0 liter turbo block. which generates 300 Ps. The SUV is mated to an automatic transmission and comes with features like air suspension, 360 degree camera, off-road modes, etc.
Several Land Rover Defender off-road videos are available online. Land Rover Defender is a luxury SUV and the price of this SUV starts at Rs 86.24 lakh ex-showroom and goes up to Rs 1.08 crore ex-showroom.