Defender model variations

The way models are recorded on V5C registration certificates is varied and can loosely be used to identify the distribution of vehicles and their configurations. They can also be a way of identifying limited edition models. However, many discrepancies have occurred in the data, such that exclusive lists of vehicles are not always possible to determine. The data presented here is raw, based on the DVLA dataset.

Many Puma station wagons are listed as Double Cabs, 300Tdi ROW Defenders have all sorts of models listed and vehicles that are newly registered (imports or cast from the military) have model descriptions seemingly chosen at random. Since the introduction of the "new" Defender, many of these vehicles are having their models chosen as "DEFENDER AUTO", as this would be the first option alphabetically in the up-to-date DVLA system. The models shown as "DISCOVERY" or "FREELANDER" have been verified as being Defenders that are mistakenly recorded on the V5C.

Model Total registered On the road % On the road
109 - 5 CYL 1 0 0%
110 - 4 CYL FC 60 25 42%
110 4C COUNTY D TURBO 876 205 23%
110 4C HCAP D 284 82 29%
110 4C HCAP P 47 15 32%
110 4C HCP DT DIESEL 470 151 32%
110 4C REG D 1,074 285 27%
110 4C REG DT DIESEL 554 154 28%
110 4C SW D 597 182 30%
110 4C SW DT DIESEL 1,411 396 28%
110 4C SW P 166 59 36%
110 DEFENDER 4C 181 73 40%
110 DEFENDER 4C DIESEL 196 77 39%
110 DEFENDER COUNTY SW V8 21 9 43%
110 DEFENDER COUNTY SWTDI 3,527 1,671 47%
110 DEFENDER SW TDI 765 321 42%
110 DEFENDER TDI 4,401 2,024 46%
110 DEFENDER TURBO DIES 4,061 1,198 30%
110 DEFENDER V8 203 61 30%
110 V8 COUNTY PETROL 289 72 25%
110 V8 HCAP P 47 16 34%
110 V8 REG P 142 40 28%
110 V8 SW D 270 74 27%
110 V8 SW P 498 142 29%
110" - 4 CYL FC 1 0 0%
127 167 59 35%
130 DEFENDER TURBO DIES 857 350 41%
130 DEFENDER V8 19 5 26%
88 - 4 CYL 129 35 27%
90 4C COUNTY D TURBO 534 226 42%
90 4C REG DT DIESEL 3,819 1,278 33%
90 4C SW DT DIESEL 4,337 1,542 36%
90 DEFENDER 2,089 1,049 50%
90 DEFENDER 4C 127 45 35%
90 DEFENDER 4C DIESEL 182 73 40%
90 DEFENDER COUNTY SW TDI 2,289 1,473 64%
90 DEFENDER COUNTY SW V8 8 3 38%
90 DEFENDER SW TDI 278 143 51%
90 DEFENDER TDI 13,875 7,365 53%
90 DEFENDER TURBO DIES 8,050 3,083 38%
90 DEFENDER V8 169 78 46%
90 V8 COUNTY PETROL 135 51 38%
DEFENDER 110 1 0 0%
DEFENDER 110 ADVENTURE TD D/C 306 171 56%
DEFENDER 110 C-NTY DC LWB 409 274 67%
DEFENDER 110 C-NTY SW LWB 689 486 71%
DEFENDER 110 CNTY TDI D/C 138 106 77%
DEFENDER 110 COUNTY 51 25 49%
DEFENDER 110 COUNTY HC PU 80 56 70%
DEFENDER 110 COUNTY HT 239 166 69%
DEFENDER 110 COUNTY MWB 5 4 80%
DEFENDER 110 COUNTY SC PU 26 22 85%
DEFENDER 110 COUNTY TD 1,225 937 76%
DEFENDER 110 COUNTY TD D/C 331 239 72%
DEFENDER 110 COUNTY TD5 3,313 2,046 62%
DEFENDER 110 D/C P-U 508 331 65%
DEFENDER 110 G4 LE 50 36 72%
DEFENDER 110 H-C D/C P-U 482 295 61%
DEFENDER 110 HARD TOP 1,266 767 61%
DEFENDER 110 HARD TOP TD 1,850 1,291 70%
DEFENDER 110 HCPU TD 771 608 79%
DEFENDER 110 HERITAGE 13 6 46%
DEFENDER 110 HERITAGE TD D/C 130 66 51%
DEFENDER 110 LANDMARK TD D/C 157 110 70%
DEFENDER 110 LWB 69 38 55%
DEFENDER 110 MWB 54 26 48%
DEFENDER 110 PICK UP TD 204 136 67%
DEFENDER 110 S-ER TD5 D/C 53 32 60%
DEFENDER 110 S/C P-U 132 89 67%
DEFENDER 110 SILVER TD5 95 65 68%
DEFENDER 110 STATIONWAGON 537 319 59%
DEFENDER 110 TD 414 205 50%
DEFENDER 110 TD D/C 1,799 1,304 72%
DEFENDER 110 TD5 7,025 4,067 58%
DEFENDER 110 TD5 BLACK 130 71 55%
DEFENDER 110 TD5 COUNTY 1,587 1,136 72%
DEFENDER 110 TD5 XS 1,346 991 74%
DEFENDER 110 TD5 XS DBLCB 521 336 64%
DEFENDER 110 TDI D/C 101 68 67%
DEFENDER 110 TOMB RAIDER 91 40 44%
DEFENDER 110 X-TECH LE TD 96 71 74%
DEFENDER 110 XS DC LWB 542 345 64%
DEFENDER 110 XS SW LWB 1,934 1,335 69%
DEFENDER 110 XS TD D/C 8,464 6,290 74%
DEFENDER 110 XS TDI D/C 369 270 73%
DEFENDER 110COUNTY TD D/C 106 72 68%
DEFENDER 130 COUNTY 4 1 25%
DEFENDER 130 COUNTY D/C 37 18 49%
DEFENDER 130 COUNTY HC D/C 53 34 64%
DEFENDER 130 COUNTY S/C 13 8 62%
DEFENDER 130 COUNTY TD5 76 58 76%
DEFENDER 130 D/C 92 66 72%
DEFENDER 130 H-C D/C P-U 118 66 56%
DEFENDER 130 HCPU TD D/C 340 237 70%
DEFENDER 130 S/C 275 172 63%
DEFENDER 130 TD 435 269 62%
DEFENDER 130 TD DCC 90 59 66%
DEFENDER 130 TD5 842 448 53%
DEFENDER 50 V8 AUTO 210 116 55%
DEFENDER 90 HERITAGE 1 0 0%
DEFENDER 90 ADVENTURE TD 298 161 54%
DEFENDER 90 BLACK H/T 73 56 77%
DEFENDER 90 COUNTY HT SWB 2,321 1,764 76%
DEFENDER 90 COUNTY PU SWB 239 162 68%
DEFENDER 90 COUNTY SW SWB 577 435 75%
DEFENDER 90 COUNTY TD 524 417 80%
DEFENDER 90 COUNTY TD5 6,068 4,486 74%
DEFENDER 90 G4 LE 83 56 67%
DEFENDER 90 H TOP X-TECH LE TD 141 96 68%
DEFENDER 90 HARD TOP 2,854 2,149 75%
DEFENDER 90 HARD TOP TD 6,476 5,323 82%
DEFENDER 90 HERITAGE H-TOP TD 131 57 44%
DEFENDER 90 HERITAGE TD D/C 141 60 43%
DEFENDER 90 LANDMARK TD 283 217 77%
DEFENDER 90 LXV 65TH ANIVRY TD 69 47 68%
DEFENDER 90 PICK UP TD 1,740 1,359 78%
DEFENDER 90 PICK-UP 1,364 985 72%
DEFENDER 90 SILVER TD5 109 91 83%
DEFENDER 90 SOFT TOP TD 17 10 59%
DEFENDER 90 STATION WAGON 97 63 65%
DEFENDER 90 SVX SOFT-TOP 181 82 45%
DEFENDER 90 SVX SW 81 44 54%
DEFENDER 90 TD 361 285 79%
DEFENDER 90 TD AUTOBIOGRAPHY 94 39 41%
DEFENDER 90 TD5 12,729 8,365 66%
DEFENDER 90 TD5 BLACK 85 56 66%
DEFENDER 90 TD5 COUNTY 1,561 1,223 78%
DEFENDER 90 TD5 TOMB RAIDER 3 2 67%
DEFENDER 90 TD5 XS 1,701 1,342 79%
DEFENDER 90 TDS 42 23 55%
DEFENDER 90 TOMB RAIDER 129 71 55%
DEFENDER 90 X-TECH 64 38 59%
DEFENDER 90 X-TECH LE HT TD 189 149 79%
DEFENDER 90 XS HARD TOP TD 2,292 1,833 80%
DEFENDER 90 XS SW SWB 1,801 1,297 72%
DEFENDER 90 XS TD 5,904 4,712 80%
DEFENDER 90SV DIESEL 67 22 33%
DEFENDER AUTO 15 8 53%
DEFENDER COUNTY 90 HT SWB 1 0 0%
DISCOVERY 3 2 67%
DISCOVERY V8I ES 1 0 0%
DISCOVERY XS V8I 1 0 0%
FREELANDER 1 1 100%
FREELANDER S TD4 1 0 0%
LR 110 4C HCP 13 2 15%
LR 110 4C REG 399 119 30%
LR 110 4C SW 271 72 27%
LR 110 V8 HCP 76 19 25%
LR 110 V8 REG 197 66 34%
LR 110 V8 SW 580 136 23%
LR 90 4C REG 5,798 1,978 34%
LR 90 4C SW 1,225 428 35%
LR 90 V8 REG 277 101 36%
LR 90 V8 SW 412 139 34%
LR DEFENDER 110 LWB DIESE 2 1 50%
MODEL UNKNOWN 171 80 47%
RANGE ROVER EVOQUE PRESTIGSD4A 1 1 100%
Unknown 2,946 1,442 49%

Quoting directly from the DVLA guidance on their vehicle statistics.

"As described in the Source section of this note, the vast majority of new vehicles are registered through the DVLA’s AFRL system which takes the data directly from manufacturers. The DVLA do not change this information, so any mistakes in the final data are usually as a result of errors make by the manufacturer. The remaining vehicles are registered by individuals or manufacturers with the DVLA using V55 forms. Any mistakes in the final data for these vehicles are as a result of errors made by either the individual completing the form or the DVLA operator when keying the information into the system

"No model codes exist for imported vehicles of models which have not been on general sale in the UK (or are sold in the UK under a different make or model name). In these cases the DVLA operator will either try to find the nearest, sensible, match to the name as written on the V55 form, or will record the vehicle in the ‘model missing’ box. The former is often done when keepers want something to appear on the V5 document for insurance purposes. The nearest match would usually be a shorter, more generic term for the vehicle.

"The DVLA estimate that every variable is correct for roughly 89% of the registered vehicles. The remaining 11% of vehicles will have an error in at least one of the fields