New vs Old Land Rover Defender: Up-Hill DRAG RACE & Off-Road Battle!

16 ოქტ 2020-ში
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Are you in the market for an all-British off-roader? Then let’s face it, you’re going to choose a Land Rover Defender, aren’t you?
It’s fair to say the all-new Defender has come in for a bit of criticism since it was unveiled. So we want to know whether all the negative comments are justified, or if the all-new edition is a worthy replacement to its predecessor. And what better way to find out then with a series of off-road challenges!
When it comes to power, the new Defender has a clear advantage, with its 2-litre turbocharged Diesel engine pumping out 240hp. That's far more than the old generation can muster from its 2.2-litre turbocharged diesel, which only produces 122hp. Not only that but as we saw earlier in the year, the new Defender is packed full of all-new tech and electronics to help find the perfect settings for these off-road obstacles.
So what do you think - can the old Defender hang in there throughout this off-road battle?! There’s only one way to find out… Stick with Mat to see what happens!
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Thanks to Protrax for hosting the use of their off-road course -
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  • Okay at 12:23 did anyone else notice the toppled over car in the background

    iJoshGamesiJoshGames31 წუთის წინ
  • Why is there so many bloody adverts!!!

    ian haugheyian haughey2 საათის წინ
  • Not a case of if it breaks down, it’s when will it break down. I’ll keep the golden oldie please

    Dave from LeedsDave from Leeds4 საათის წინ
  • Simply put, this Mat Watson bloke has been bought

    Syaf SelamattSyaf Selamatt7 საათის წინ
  • Wanna see only vehicle but not your face. Detailing good and voice enough thanks.

    Mayadunna BandulaMayadunna Bandula18 საათის წინ
  • still not a fan of the new Defender's design, it's sort of like it's trying a bit too hard to have some Discovery in it

    Christopher LinChristopher Lin22 საათის წინ
  • Solution here is buy old defender then get new defender's engine in it 😁😁

    Leonard AyungoLeonard Ayungoდღის წინ
  • Sorry this guy will never make it onto top gear .... I hope!

    Richard CraniumRichard Craniumდღის წინ
  • I don't see any skill in this video, this isn't offroading. Stick to the tar please.

    Ranger MattRanger Mattდღის წინ
  • what about the wading in water test

    Dave SugrueDave Sugrueდღის წინ
  • do that against the Fiat Panda 4X4, and then we talk again

    Anita VegaAnita Vegaდღის წინ
  • I'm suprised that the new is still moving..🤔

    SILLI4x4SILLI4x4დღის წინ
  • I love the old Land Rover Defender a true legend.

    Carlos caroloCarlos caroloდღის წინ
  • അടിപൊളി ❤❤

    ARUN K AARUN K Aდღის წინ
  • Geez he don't stop talking shite!! just get to the off-roading already

  • I just got a land rover ad

    RussiaRussia2 დღის წინ
  • Drive classic not plastic!

    Vladimir StrahinicVladimir Strahinic2 დღის წინ
  • What a turd. Switched off, got sick of his 'Old dear' comments.

    Andrew HowardAndrew Howard2 დღის წინ
  • now next challenge try to survive in africa for 25 years and see which one is winning... personnaly i will bet on the old Defender. Not the new pile of electronic crap

    FerhdeMerakFerhdeMerak2 დღის წინ
  • Crap review. Both would have lost to a fiat panda

    James DaviesJames Davies2 დღის წინ
  • That’s off road? Jeez

    DavidDavid3 დღის წინ
  • Do you really think they're going to make the 2020 look bad? Hell no! But i would take the old defender 90 in a heartbeat

    craig Mackcraig Mack3 დღის წინ
  • Defender is a car for those who know how to drive. If you are a pussy get the Pretender. Simple.

    Philip WolfsbergPhilip Wolfsberg3 დღის წინ
  • A few observations; No point in an offroad comparison unless they both have the same tyres. You do not "race" offroad, you need to adapt to the terrain or you WILL either damage/break the vehicle, get stuck or have an accident. If you've ever been driven by a Land Rover demonstration driver or other professional you will know that it's control and not speed that matters. The driver makes a huge difference offroad, like most journalists these are total idiots, whose "skill" consists of stamping on the throttle trying to look "cool" or "fast" or some such, if they weren't driving other people's cars they would probably be archetypal boy-racers in ancient Corsas with big wheels, loud stereo and a K&N air filter. I've lost count of the number of journalists I've seen on press launches who switch off the electronics (because they want to powerslide0 and then promptly spin or crash because they have very little in the way of actual driving skill. Electronics can be useful (more useful the poorer the driver) but they cannot change the laws of physics and should NEVER be relied on to "get you out of trouble", which is just a synonym for "I wasn't in control"

    Simoncelli 58Simoncelli 583 დღის წინ
  • the old land rover is legendary

    Kristófer DaðiKristófer Daði3 დღის წინ
  • Give the old defender to a Pakistani driver and the old defender would get more points though

    Hanna ChristopherHanna Christopher3 დღის წინ
  • But still the old defender looks great. The front portion old one looks better than the new one.

    Rising starRising star3 დღის წინ
  • That was rigged full stop

    Banktop FarmBanktop Farm3 დღის წინ
  • Keep it for the yupies you have totally wrecked the landy now. Try something proper in a real world situation not some place where you could access with a 2wd. Hope they paid you well i dont think that i could take that thing in to the remote Australian out back with confidence. Oh well i suppose you can sell it to city folk that'll swallow what you feed them.

    nutty nicknutty nick3 დღის წინ
  • Moral da história, gente que aprendeu a dirigir carro Nutella jamais vai conseguir pilotar bem um defender bruto

    Edson rocha de oliveiraEdson rocha de oliveira4 დღის წინ
  • My defender is ten times better than that old one even tho it’s 12 yrs older it’s so one sided and unfair

    Finlay MccleanFinlay Mcclean4 დღის წინ
  • on ne voit pas les 4x4 , on voit sa tête 95% du temps....encore un homme qui veut se montrer !

    Crucien MariniCrucien Marini4 დღის წინ
  • The new one is not a real land rover defender just a cheap range rover

    Jake TurnerJake Turner5 დღის წინ
  • My father sold his old defender then bought a landcruiser v8.😭😭.I really miss that car.😒😒 so sad😭

    Victory GamerVictory Gamer5 დღის წინ
  • As good as the new defender is I still would choose the old one any day

    James MilesJames Miles5 დღის წინ
  • Love the old one. Hate the new one. Its soooo ugly. Its nothing as good as the knew range rovers ad land rovers

    Steven GreenbergSteven Greenberg5 დღის წინ
  • Basically electronics 'drove' the new defender - driving off road requires skill and purpose - old defender always !

    Andrew ButlerAndrew Butler5 დღის წინ
  • You know what would dump any of these. Mahindra Thar

    abhijith abhijithabhijith abhijith5 დღის წინ
  • The old defender will not survive threw africa plus Defender is a cat which you are able to fix yourself and its made to last the new defender is like a lego car

    Junior StoltzJunior Stoltz6 დღის წინ
  • 6 ads on a 17 minute video? Are you fucking serious?

    Armin HArmin H6 დღის წინ
  • Acts 2:36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ./inspiration- Christ is Lord! Foretold in the Old Testament as our Messiah, brought forth for the children of Israel to embody the Lords’ message of salvation. Never should our hearts tire of lifting our heads to the sky and proclaiming to the Heavens the truth of the words: “Christ is Lord!”/prayer- God my Heavenly Master, ABBA and Lord! Praise be your name and that of your only begotten Son, Jesus Christ our spiritual savior. Grant me grace and let me kneel at thy feet; one knee at the foot of the cross, and another at the foot of your almighty throne in the everlasting paradise. Amen.

    Jesus OchoaJesus Ochoa6 დღის წინ
  • Why did he have to put on a Midlands accent? Haha

    HighHoe KermitHighHoe Kermit6 დღის წინ
  • I think that the old one is nicer

    Beat master LifeBeat master Life6 დღის წინ
  • Such a retarded challenge.. a Honda Civic could have tackled the first downhill.. these aren’t tough trails at all... have you ever driven in South America ?? Crappy little cars can handle the challenges you ran on those expensive turds

    cardenas262002cardenas2620027 დღის წინ
  • It’s such a shame to even compare the two and be a little whiny boi.

    harry jharry j7 დღის წინ
  • Computerized Defender will stuck in few years, while Manual Defender will go more than decades still running

    Emmanuel MvulaEmmanuel Mvula7 დღის წინ
  • Can you tell me how the inside of the new one will cope with being washed out with a hose. How will the new one cope with the panels being knocked out with a log after a shunt. What spares are needed to take with you when the car breaks down in the African bush. Are the electronic modules easy to change beside the road. How many wet sheep can you get in the back.

    steve Darbinsteve Darbin7 დღის წინ
  • How ridiculous - we know the outcome, without watching : for a start POWER TO WEIGHT RATIO : 110 Defender against the new (Defender) LR (VW) Yeti - equivalent IDIOTIC & no comparison

    Steve MasonSteve Mason7 დღის წინ
  • You belong in a Prius.

    Tim O'ConnorTim O'Connor7 დღის წინ
  • Old one is gold 🔥

    waruna pinnagodawaruna pinnagoda8 დღის წინ
  • That’s rubbish when I go of roading I get my defender PROBABLY gets coved where was the water thousand where easy

    Martin WooderMartin Wooder8 დღის წინ
  • TFLCar bought a new Defender over a month ago. Drove it only a few days, and has been in a workshop with continuous troubles ever since. 167 miles before it broke. 3 or 4 days of use. A continual stream of electronic faults since. And Land Rover can't even fix it. Lemon laws now would apply. I can't see this copy even lasting the warranty period. Give me a previous model Defender any day.

    chuggles03chuggles038 დღის წინ
  • Too bad the old land rover lacks some features like turn control

    martin mburumartin mburu8 დღის წინ
  • last challange was just a bad driver

    Rinaani kandangaRinaani kandanga8 დღის წინ
  • Prefer the old one

    Dangerous DaveDangerous Dave9 დღის წინ
  • G Wagen and new defender

    Anitha SrinivasanAnitha Srinivasan9 დღის წინ
  • If Landrover’s have such advanced traction control systems then why do you still have an option to select a mode shouldn’t it just all be automatic?

    Paddy BoyPaddy Boy9 დღის წინ
  • Put it up against a Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro or a Ram TRX

    Krizalid1821Krizalid18219 დღის წინ
  • We need more of these plz

    Nelile MdluliNelile Mdluli9 დღის წინ
  • I wonder whats the idea of setting up an obstacle course that we all know a car is better than the other. Can we please send these two vehicles during a 3-week safari through Australia and see which one makes it. If any of the vehicles brake, it can be fixed with bush mechanics but must reach the checkpoint before reaching out to the local stores for spare parts. These parts cannot be sponsored or brought by LR.

    Luis BatistaLuis Batista9 დღის წინ
  • All those electronics make driving "easy", but i thought you Europeans were more robust than the mall drivers in the United States. I'd take the 2014 any day over the new one.

    Jeep482Jeep4829 დღის წინ
  • The number of ads interrupting the video was ridiculous. I moved on after 9 minutes... sorry.

    Julian MegsonJulian Megson10 დღის წინ
  • Commissioned to promote the new Defender. Not an honest competition. Plus come on. That’s not an ‘old’ Defender. Just wait till you have to try and fix it! 🤣🤣

    Susan WigglesworthSusan Wigglesworth11 დღის წინ
  • Anytime Old BOY It works

    Devil's ApostateDevil's Apostate11 დღის წინ
  • Try old defender V8

    SîdharthSîdharth11 დღის წინ
  • Changing drivers and using hill descent mode makes it seem fixed... Better to do the tests with the same driver in both cars at least, otherwise what's the point??

    asifjavedcloudasifjavedcloud11 დღის წინ
  • No matter how bad you try, the old generation will always be better again, we loved it with that safe

    polat06polat0611 დღის წინ
  • Still take the old model before the new one

    Neal WeatherfordNeal Weatherford11 დღის წინ
  • 240 hp vs 112 hp pfffhhh idiot

    polat06polat0611 დღის წინ
  • Congrats, Land Rover. With this new Defender, you've completely abandoned any charm in your entire lineup. I'm also sure that time will prove you've added another $100k lemon to you line up.

  • It’s funny when videos of cars that have followings attract all the fanboys to the comment sections. Y’all need to get a grip 😂

    Devin WDevin W11 დღის წინ
  • I like the old one is so beautiful 😍 ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

    Danni HillDanni Hill11 დღის წინ
  • My biggest complaint with the new one is how ugly the front is.

    Robert MayfairRobert Mayfair12 დღის წინ
  • This new defender is like fake Chinese car

    Edoardo CasagrandeEdoardo Casagrande12 დღის წინ
  • Gonna say it 3 times because it’s so true......this guy is a joke

    Chris StewartChris Stewart12 დღის წინ
  • This guy is a joke

    Chris StewartChris Stewart12 დღის წინ
  • This guy is a joke

    Chris StewartChris Stewart12 დღის წინ
  • Get a better driver. . some one who knows what there doing. .

    stephan burdittstephan burditt13 დღის წინ
  • i would buy gx460 lexus with v8. same price almost but durable. disco is so unreliable.

    Viktor IvanovViktor Ivanov13 დღის წინ
  • Vu son tarif!!!!!

    construction weimerconstruction weimer13 დღის წინ
  • On en reparlera dans quelques années. Il faut d'abord faire ses preuves Surtout au niveau de la fiabilité ( notamment électroniques )

    construction weimerconstruction weimer13 დღის წინ
  • Where is thd FUN with fully automatic electronic vehicles?

    Sachinthana BethmalSachinthana Bethmal13 დღის წინ
  • Wow, that surprised me tbh, very convincing win, but I wouldn't want to buy a ten year old version of it, as it has so many gadgets to go wrong, but I would happily buy one for say the first three years of its life, then buy another new one ! (If I had the money)

    United-We-StandUnited-We-Stand13 დღის წინ
  • Worst comparison ever! Manual against automatic with completely different tire patterns ???? Could just as well have compared to an old Vw beetle.

    SillenBMW.GSriderSillenBMW.GSrider13 დღის წინ
  • Best looking Defender category : Old Def : 2 pts New Def : 0 pts 😃

    Ecco WidihardjaEcco Widihardja13 დღის წინ
  • Shit car a new one 100 miles of life and then get a new one....... They killed a legend

    MrLeonardodvMrLeonardodv13 დღის წინ
  • Hammer vs this

    Shagun KumarShagun Kumar13 დღის წინ
  • 99% of the comments: ThE nEw OnE sUcKs AnD tHe OlD oNe Is BeTtEr. 1% of the comments: Hey, the old one isn't too behind!

    Darien Baez PinedaDarien Baez Pineda13 დღის წინ
  • The reason people like the defender is its utilitarian design, simple means reliability, every time you have to mention an electronic feature that makes adjustments for the vehicle and drivers shortcomings you are putting off the original target demographic, agriculture, military and construction will not want these, its just too much to go wrong and hard to keep clean

    davemoores mooresdavemoores moores14 დღის წინ
  • Manual car isn't shit bro you dont know how to drive it 🤣🤣

    Tasif Ahammed AnikTasif Ahammed Anik14 დღის წინ
  • Old defender is more beautiful than the new one if agree hit like and let me know

    Tasif Ahammed AnikTasif Ahammed Anik14 დღის წინ
  • It’s not a proper comparison without the same tires.

    Bevan FBevan F14 დღის წინ
  • Is the new Defender ever going to be able to take mods like the old one? I seriously doubt that. Here's an example of what not to do in the new Defender:

    Ekondig GEkondig G14 დღის წინ
  • The old defender looks as stupid as the snowflakes driving it!!

    fortune favors the boldfortune favors the bold14 დღის წინ
  • I used to work on Land rovers for a living up to 2 years ago, I know how to fix them but I will not buy anything but a classic.. this is just one big add for the new Defender

    adrian harrisonadrian harrison14 დღის წინ
  • The best 4×4×far but can it swim like the old 1 water over the hood or bonnet inside too up over the seat or election will jive up ??

    Uber PattUber Patt14 დღის წინ
  • What is the color of defender gray or silver

    ahmed ahmedahmed ahmed15 დღის წინ
  • Now with same power and both Manuel

    Curty Boy_12Curty Boy_1215 დღის წინ
  • It seems to go quite steady for such a small size, nice video

    Koushik EkkaladeviKoushik Ekkaladevi15 დღის წინ
  • What a crap video ! Is so obvious that you try to convince people that this (SUV new defender KIA look) is better than a real defender. If you want to go off road take the real one not the KIA one!

    Yiannis KynigosYiannis Kynigos15 დღის წინ