PREVIEW | Chris Harris: is the new Land Rover Defender as good as the old one? | Top Gear

27 Μάρ 2021
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A preview from this Sunday's Top Gear episode: set amongst the stunning backdrop of the Scottish Highlands, Chris Harris reviews the new Land Rover Defender 90 and discusses whether it's a worthy successor to the original...
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  • thats one ECU with 84 spare ones 😂

    Roni92plRoni92plΠριν 29 ημέρες
  • This is NOT an off-roader it is a LUXURY CAR - Just what JLR didn't need another one of. Too many computers to be reliable and a bodyshell that cannot be repaired. This should be called the replacement Disco Sport because a Defender it most certainly is not. Doesn't mean it is bad - just not the vehicle it should have been...

    Chris TimbersChris TimbersΠριν μήνα
  • lol that’s it!? That’s all we get!? There you have it folks.

    Mia MittenMia MittenΠριν μήνα
  • With 85 ECUs and “English reliability“ I wonder where this defender will be in about five minutes.. 🤣

    Andrew MottaAndrew MottaΠριν μήνα
  • I actually really like this car now. At first I hated it but it's grown on me. They should have called this the new discovery though and made an even more hardcore version called the defender

    Stijn HStijn HΠριν μήνα
  • Why does he scrunch his face up so much when talking 😬

    Gregs MowingGregs MowingΠριν μήνα
  • How can I watch this episode?

    cwdressencwdressenΠριν μήνα
  • Not the same prefer the ones with Jeremy Clarkson James may and Richard Hammond reason why I watch the grand tour instead

    Jd MeredithJd MeredithΠριν μήνα
    • But you're watching this. Make your mind up.

      Alle Warten Auf Das LichtAlle Warten Auf Das LichtΠριν 27 ημέρες
  • They should still have the retro variant.

    Carlo SCarlo SΠριν μήνα
  • Patchy build quality, plus hardly any model differentiation means LR are going down the pan. Once, if you wanted a stripped out hard core off roader you'd buy a Defender. If you wanted a plush country car, you'd buy a Range Rover. If you couldn't afford it, you'd buy a Discovery. Not any more. Just flip a coin and pray it doesn't break

    Martyn GassonMartyn GassonΠριν μήνα
  • See these all the time while driving my 75 Series III. The owners of these don’t give my series a second look. These were made for awful people who want to look cool and have no idea just how lame they actually look. I don’t think there is a vehicle I hate more.

    Preston HallPreston HallΠριν μήνα
  • My Dream #RangeRoverSvAutobiography #RangeRoverAutobiography #RangeRoverVougeHSE400 #RangeRoverSvrAutobiography #RangeRoverEvoque #RangeRoverSvCoupe❤💣 #RangeRoverValerAutobiography #RangeRoverDiscoverySport🙌 #LandRoverDefender😎👈

    Jass 13Jass 13Πριν μήνα
  • Where is the electric one?

    M CM CΠριν μήνα
  • I have an 03 td5 County 90. I replaced the front bumper in an hour on my driveway (£50 off ebay) and removed the dash in 1.5hrs to work on the wipers. 100% reliable. Try all of the above in one of the new piles of crap.

    simon maughansimon maughanΠριν μήνα
  • Take it over the Rubicon.

    Rangi BusbyRangi BusbyΠριν μήνα
  • But: Is the new Top Gear as good as the old one?

    redtuibravoredtuibravoΠριν μήνα
    • Better. The elderly trio lost their magic in around 2010. Hence the bland tour being such a disappointment.

      Alle Warten Auf Das LichtAlle Warten Auf Das LichtΠριν 27 ημέρες
  • Please stick to reviewing road cars, too many ignorant remarks about these offroaders.

    Michael MauriceMichael MauriceΠριν μήνα
  • Is the new Top Gear as good as the old one?

    Flynn BraunFlynn BraunΠριν μήνα
  • Chris, I love you man, but Just from this short blurb, I think Getting off roader advice from you is a no go! You have to like the OG Defender, Jeep Wrangler, etc. to really give a good review and you are not the guy.

    Tim O'KellyTim O'KellyΠριν μήνα
  • Would be nice if LR made a car that worked, they charge a fortune for vehicles which look great but their reliability in this new defender seems to be so poor. The price tag being realistic is enough to put anyone off. Absolutely destroyed the defender, would have been better to not even bother.

    Danny FellerDanny FellerΠριν μήνα
  • If Land Rover needs a street car guy like Chris Harris to push this ECU overloaded monster, it is the last proof, that the off road community has indeed abandoned this once road home for the small man will be somewhere among the Japanese 4WD brands. It's almost like Brexit. Now that Land Rover had its off road Brexit, it looks and feels strange....doesn't it?

  • Those wheels look like the steel wheels you get on a base model of an economy car

    Sir Dr Munna Bhai MBBS, FRSC, Phd, LL.B. OBE, CASir Dr Munna Bhai MBBS, FRSC, Phd, LL.B. OBE, CAΠριν μήνα
  • Wasn't gonna watch... But then I saw Chris Harris in the title; insta-click.

    J BJ BΠριν μήνα
  • are they reliable?

    B LB LΠριν μήνα
    • It's a Land Rover. Guess.

      Alle Warten Auf Das LichtAlle Warten Auf Das LichtΠριν 27 ημέρες
  • Fun to watch but the new defender isnt really cut out for the ends of the earth but then it will be used around a city so no problem! 85 ECU's!

    Steve WestSteve WestΠριν μήνα
  • should of being LR new discovery

    Scull Dog 87Scull Dog 87Πριν μήνα
  • Awful car in every sense of the world. It’s about lies, masks, pretending and baseless wanna-being. Not a defender not a proper suv. Booo

    minusEDminusEDΠριν μήνα
  • End of defender

    Spralex FishingSpralex FishingΠριν μήνα
  • Land Rover? 85 ECU's? What will go "pop" first lol!

    JonJonΠριν μήνα
  • Didn't know the new defender has a sauna mode 0:29

    Jeroen HouwenJeroen HouwenΠριν μήνα
  • PSA: We want full Top Gear episodes not this "a clip here and a clip there" BS

    JmanyoyoyoJmanyoyoyoΠριν μήνα
    • Then you’ll have to watch it on bbc

      Boomerang-DigitalBoomerang-DigitalΠριν μήνα
  • IMHO there was no need of another luxurious, refined, EXPENSIVE, land rover.... there are already enough of them, 6 to be precise (Discovery Sport, Discovery, Evoque, Velar, Range Rover Sport, Range Rover) the only missing Land Rover is a rugged, simple, effective, real offroader.... not another 90thousand euro bag of CPUs and dear Chris... if you were pissed by touching the window with your elbow while going to the grocery store.... you could choose among other 6 models with tons of space.......

    Riding TusCanYRiding TusCanYΠριν μήνα
  • I like it but it’s a shame that it is 100% not made in Britain what’s so ever, I can see all land rover products in the future will not be made in the UK if I’m wrong prove it please

    grondheisegrondheiseΠριν μήνα
  • These are selling like Honda Civics here in Toronto. Also, If CH reviews a car, I watch.

    Lorenzo CabasonLorenzo CabasonΠριν μήνα
  • Sunday’s show would have been much better if they had compared new Defender with 2016 Defender and Series 1, 2 or 2A. Guess that would have come across as too serious but I could see Clarkson/May/Hamster doing it.

    Tim KimptonTim KimptonΠριν μήνα
  • Ha dead right Chris, I remember coming from London to mid Suffolk in an old Defender, back in the mid 80’s, was amazed at how rubbish it felt on the road at speed. The new one proves that being capable off road doesn’t mean being unrefined and uncomfortable on it. Love your reviews man, the way you speak your mind excels

    Quick Nick DriverQuick Nick DriverΠριν μήνα
    • I would think so after 40 years of progress.

      Mia MittenMia MittenΠριν μήνα
  • The new land rover defender may be better than the old one in some respects, as supposed to new top gear which doesn't even come close to the old one...

    Nicholas2011istNicholas2011istΠριν μήνα
  • bring back Jeremy Clarkson

    James PumphreyJames PumphreyΠριν μήνα
    • Who?

      Alle Warten Auf Das LichtAlle Warten Auf Das LichtΠριν 27 ημέρες
  • Why does BBC keep trying to do “Top Gear: *InsertCountryHere*”.... do they not realize everyone who is going to watch Top Gear that doesn’t live in the UK, already watches Top Gear lol Stop wasting the budget on that and just put it all into the actual Top Gear, hell bring over Freddie Aasbo from Top Gear Norway. Freddie rips.

    MachtMachtΠριν μήνα
  • Very ugly .. too many electrics to go wrong

    davemis40davemis40Πριν μήνα
  • you guys are good and all but we miss the old top gear

    BenrjhoughtonBenrjhoughtonΠριν μήνα
    • Watch the bland tour then

      Alle Warten Auf Das LichtAlle Warten Auf Das LichtΠριν 27 ημέρες
  • ....and will spend a third of its existence in the shop under repair.

    Ricardo EllisonRicardo EllisonΠριν μήνα
  • As dependable as a crackhead.

    bob Gbob GΠριν μήνα
  • I really like the new Land Rover Defender. Much, much better than that tonka toy merc and that cage on 4 wheels 😂

    Le SLe SΠριν μήνα
  • Take it to africa and find yourself with nobody around for miles when the check engine wont let it start

    Isaac HinerIsaac HinerΠριν μήνα
  • Toyota landcruiser

    Red SquareRed SquareΠριν μήνα
  • Nice Disco

    James CJames CΠριν μήνα
  • The moment you said 85 ECUs that was it. 85 ECUs would be enough to put me off anyway, but 85 JLR ECUs? It’s very nice and all that, but is it really any more than a Discovery or a Velar in outdoor clothing?

    Jason KentJason KentΠριν μήνα
  • Absolutely loved this episode. Love these guys, so natural, so northern. Laughed my socks off all the way through. Brilliant. 10/10.

    Joe GriffinJoe GriffinΠριν μήνα
  • Try and fix it on the side of the road! Good luck! Just watched the whole thing. They call ANY of that off road! Seriously! Bring any of them by TN! I will take my Tacoma with 32" tires against ANY of those crap vehicles. BRING IT I DARE YOU!

    Simon ElenorSimon ElenorΠριν μήνα
    • @People's Champ She is a good car. But all except the Tacoma are going to have to leave the fold. Probably going to my sons. Health isn't good. Haven't been able to travel anywhere in a few years. Hence why I was saying Top Gear would have to come here LOL.

      Simon ElenorSimon ElenorΠριν μήνα
    • @Simon Elenor that is nice line up of cars. My dad used to own a early 80's datsun 280Z. That thing was a bullet back on the day.

      People's ChampPeople's ChampΠριν μήνα
    • @People's Champ I am not serious at all man. Hey what works for me doesn't always work for someone else. I use mine for Overlanding but have twin t cases, locked front and rear, longtravel and a turbo on a built 3rz. If I was serious I might be able to take you on the towing but might be a little soft for Laguna Seca. But it is also the reason I have a 93 W250 for towing and a 1974 260z built for classic road track.

      Simon ElenorSimon ElenorΠριν μήνα
    • @Simon Elenor I hear ya. People like me and I own a defender use it for everything and not just off-roading. I can tow a massive boat one day and then hop in woods for some off roading. Where I fail is rock crawling but that was never my speed. It's also fun to surprise someone off the line. Nobody expects a big giant shoebox to be so quick. I was messing with you anyways. Have a great night.

      People's ChampPeople's ChampΠριν μήνα
    • @People's Champ Also I didn't say anything about track or towing I said off road. And no wheeler lake is easy took my Tacoma up that trail when it was stock with mud terrains. Very easy.

      Simon ElenorSimon ElenorΠριν μήνα
  • New top gear is more useful to car owners, but lacks good comedy like Clarkson's pranks, James' "You bloody muppet" and Richard doing pretty much anything

    Bumper _de_la_manBumper _de_la_manΠριν μήνα
    • Honestly. The fact that the bland tour was such a disappointment only emphasises the fact that the writers had a lot to do with the elderly trio's success.

      Alle Warten Auf Das LichtAlle Warten Auf Das LichtΠριν 27 ημέρες
    • You must be watching a different trio. These 3 are brilliant together and do naturally funny.

      Joe GriffinJoe GriffinΠριν μήνα
  • We value ur opinion especially when it’s objective. The car is cool, overpriced and not reliable. Videos like these affects the reliability of motor journalism :)

    Mohamad JamilMohamad JamilΠριν μήνα
  • Is everyone gonna forget about Richard Hammond and James may Jeremy

    Business ManBusiness ManΠριν μήνα
    • Who?

      Alle Warten Auf Das LichtAlle Warten Auf Das LichtΠριν 27 ημέρες
    • Yep.

      Joe GriffinJoe GriffinΠριν μήνα
  • Sorry Chris, but this is the most useless comparison possible of the old vs new Defender 90. The reason to buy a Defender is for how capable it is (or should be) off road, not for how comfortable it is driving to get groceries.

    Karl PetersonKarl PetersonΠριν μήνα
  • Klasse Auto

    Maik HeinrichMaik HeinrichΠριν μήνα
  • The new topgear is like the new c63.... new topgear has the same jokes, new c63 has the same performance, but ist just not it.

    Barteljaap BalnegerBarteljaap BalnegerΠριν μήνα
  • The question with Land Rover is: can it stick to the road for longer than it stays in the garage?

    MachineGunItMachineGunItΠριν μήνα
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    Orionkacpi2010Orionkacpi2010Πριν μήνα
  • i had to unsub bring the old one back and i will sub

    Laura van der LindenLaura van der LindenΠριν μήνα
  • we like the old ones not this

    Laura van der LindenLaura van der LindenΠριν μήνα
    • ya

      ZilezMcZilezMcΠριν μήνα
  • Come on Chris Harris. Please do Test Drive the 992 GT3 and tell us what it is like..

    ali gurunali gurunΠριν μήνα
  • Are they not meant to be a ball of shite?

    keithg145keithg145Πριν μήνα
  • What farmer is going to buy a Land Rover full of gadgets to rag on a farm and carry a sheepdog in the back?

    Aled DaviesAled DaviesΠριν μήνα
  • Still miss the old guys don't even watch anymore. And land rover is over priced trash 🗑🙄

    diablo 1379diablo 1379Πριν μήνα
  • Coming to an AA truck near you.

    JJ O'RiordanJJ O'RiordanΠριν μήνα
    • You might get a Land Cruiser as a courtesy car. It'd be nice to borrow something dependable.

      Alle Warten Auf Das LichtAlle Warten Auf Das LichtΠριν 27 ημέρες
  • So its just like every other car on the market..boring

    mancaveproductions00mancaveproductions00Πριν μήνα
  • Built for off road not the shops

    Lloyd BoydLloyd BoydΠριν μήνα
  • Amazing how commentors on GRworld are concerned about it's performance in the Sahara...didn't know so many people went there.

    PazAudiPazAudiΠριν μήνα
  • They should have called it karens new 4x4 shopping cart.

    Digital RamDigital RamΠριν μήνα
  • Ah yes. Comparing the old model to the new again. People need to stop comparing the old defender to the new one because they’re completely different cars targeted at a completely different group of people.

    Jesse La RueJesse La RueΠριν μήνα
    • @Necrosis3 The Golf has been a similar car throughout its production, so yes it is appropriate to compare old to new. But the defender is not the affordable go anywhere workhorse it once was, they are different cars, and if you’re comparing at all, the new Defender should be compared to the current discovery model. Smart car reviewers don’t compare two cars made for two different people, just saying.

      Jesse La RueJesse La RueΠριν μήνα
    • Well when you give it the same name you do ask them to compare. Do I compare an old golf to a new golf, yes because they got the same damn name.

      Necrosis3Necrosis3Πριν μήνα
  • It's even uglier than the current one

    KoffieslikkerKoffieslikkerΠριν μήνα
  • Richard Hamond is right they got the badge wrong. Land Rover have build a great Discovery

    nick lowenick loweΠριν μήνα
  • Funny, praising everything I dislike about it

    Jannik M. MeissnerJannik M. MeissnerΠριν μήνα
  • Watching this whole looking at one with white steelies

    Monde MhlwanaMonde MhlwanaΠριν μήνα
  • World microchip shortage... Landrover:: let's put 85 ecus in the new defender smh

    MarkMarkΠριν μήνα
  • I have never watched top gear since 25th of March, 2015(the day when top gear was dead) legends remember this date!

    Noob GogNoob GogΠριν μήνα
    • @dannywmv I still watch grand tour though!!

      Noob GogNoob GogΠριν μήνα
    • Yet you’re commenting on a top gear video 6 years later. Give to a watch, it’s actually class, Chris Harris is top tier!

      dannywmvdannywmvΠριν μήνα
  • A defender review without off-road? SRSLY?!

    ReaperTalon 1ReaperTalon 1Πριν μήνα
    • @Alle Warten Auf Das Licht I meant in the clip

      ReaperTalon 1ReaperTalon 1Πριν 27 ημέρες
    • They raced it off road in the show. Besides, who off roads in these things. These are almost exclusively bought by posers.

      Alle Warten Auf Das LichtAlle Warten Auf Das LichtΠριν 27 ημέρες
  • So, this vehicle can drive to shops. Can it come back?

    Rajendran RamachandranRajendran RamachandranΠριν μήνα
    • You're asking a lot of a Land Rover.

      Alle Warten Auf Das LichtAlle Warten Auf Das LichtΠριν 27 ημέρες
  • Imagine how dependable these would be in 5-7 years time with 85 ECUs onboard! Getting a bit fed up with transient products, to be honest.

    Aleksandar AtanasovAleksandar AtanasovΠριν μήνα
  • Wonder how it will stack up against the upcoming Ford Bronco.

    D PD PΠριν μήνα
  • Finally a review of a 3-door Defender.

    Alex K.Alex K.Πριν μήνα
  • 85 ecu's, 86 of them will inevitably fail.

    kmcca08kmcca08Πριν μήνα
  • the car of the future police ..

  • Landcruisers will shit all over this unreliable junk

    Kashif KhanKashif KhanΠριν μήνα
  • It’s not a defender though. Hugely capable off roader but definitely not a defender.

    LR88LR88Πριν μήνα
  • Will the entire world continue to be in denial about how poorly built, unreliable and expensive to repair these things will continue to be?

    Gordon RamsayGordon RamsayΠριν μήνα
  • Shit its ugly

    Thomas HansenThomas HansenΠριν μήνα
  • they completely missed the point of the old defender, i love Chris but he missed the point on this one. its not the car you take to the super market its the car you take anywhere and customize and drill it and bolt stuff to it. good luck bolting things to this defender

    Punav MirlekarPunav MirlekarΠριν μήνα
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  • 85 ECU's - for Land Rover that's probably 84 too many!

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    • ?

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  • I feel like TFL ruined this for me lol

    E CE CΠριν μήνα
  • Mate. You are Driving the Most unreliable Shit Box ever.. tie a chain to it. And then throw it of the side of your yacht, and use it as an anchor.. it is bloody crap on wheels..

    Graeme JohnsonGraeme JohnsonΠριν μήνα
  • It would be cool if it wasnt called Defender...

    Ep!dEmEp!dEmΠριν μήνα