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 26 43%
110 4C COUNTY D TURBO 876 205 23%
110 4C HCAP D 284 84 30%
110 4C HCAP P 47 12 26%
110 4C HCP DT DIESEL 470 146 31%
110 4C REG D 1,074 296 28%
110 4C REG DT DIESEL 555 149 27%
110 4C SW D 597 179 30%
110 4C SW DT DIESEL 1,411 400 28%
110 4C SW P 166 56 34%
110 DEFENDER 4C 181 65 36%
110 DEFENDER 4C DIESEL 196 79 40%
110 DEFENDER COUNTY SW V8 21 8 38%
110 DEFENDER COUNTY SWTDI 3,529 1,678 48%
110 DEFENDER SW TDI 765 321 42%
110 DEFENDER TDI 4,398 1,982 45%
110 DEFENDER TURBO DIES 4,061 1,219 30%
110 DEFENDER V8 203 60 30%
110 V8 COUNTY PETROL 289 84 29%
110 V8 HCAP P 47 15 32%
110 V8 REG P 142 40 28%
110 V8 SW D 270 79 29%
110 V8 SW P 497 138 28%
110" - 4 CYL FC 1 0 0%
127 167 57 34%
130 DEFENDER TURBO DIES 856 357 42%
130 DEFENDER V8 19 5 26%
88 - 4 CYL 129 34 26%
90 4C COUNTY D TURBO 534 230 43%
90 4C REG DT DIESEL 3,816 1,264 33%
90 4C SW DT DIESEL 4,337 1,510 35%
90 DEFENDER 2,085 1,050 50%
90 DEFENDER 4C 127 47 37%
90 DEFENDER 4C DIESEL 182 70 38%
90 DEFENDER COUNTY SW TDI 2,289 1,472 64%
90 DEFENDER COUNTY SW V8 8 4 50%
90 DEFENDER SW TDI 278 141 51%
90 DEFENDER TDI 13,875 7,397 53%
90 DEFENDER TURBO DIES 8,051 3,080 38%
90 DEFENDER V8 169 79 47%
90 V8 COUNTY PETROL 135 50 37%
DEFENDER 110 1 0 0%
DEFENDER 110 ADVENTURE TD D/C 306 167 55%
DEFENDER 110 C-NTY DC LWB 408 267 65%
DEFENDER 110 C-NTY SW LWB 689 493 72%
DEFENDER 110 CNTY TDI D/C 139 105 76%
DEFENDER 110 COUNTY 50 26 52%
DEFENDER 110 COUNTY HC PU 80 57 71%
DEFENDER 110 COUNTY HT 239 165 69%
DEFENDER 110 COUNTY MWB 5 4 80%
DEFENDER 110 COUNTY SC PU 26 23 88%
DEFENDER 110 COUNTY TD 1,225 934 76%
DEFENDER 110 COUNTY TD D/C 331 249 75%
DEFENDER 110 COUNTY TD5 3,316 2,040 62%
DEFENDER 110 D/C P-U 508 324 64%
DEFENDER 110 G4 LE 50 35 70%
DEFENDER 110 H-C D/C P-U 481 290 60%
DEFENDER 110 HARD TOP 1,265 765 60%
DEFENDER 110 HARD TOP TD 1,850 1,287 70%
DEFENDER 110 HCPU TD 771 611 79%
DEFENDER 110 HERITAGE 13 6 46%
DEFENDER 110 HERITAGE TD D/C 130 62 48%
DEFENDER 110 LANDMARK TD D/C 157 104 66%
DEFENDER 110 LWB 68 38 56%
DEFENDER 110 MWB 54 26 48%
DEFENDER 110 PICK UP TD 203 135 67%
DEFENDER 110 S-ER TD5 D/C 53 34 64%
DEFENDER 110 S/C P-U 132 92 70%
DEFENDER 110 SILVER TD5 96 66 69%
DEFENDER 110 STATIONWAGON 536 321 60%
DEFENDER 110 TD 414 203 49%
DEFENDER 110 TD D/C 1,800 1,302 72%
DEFENDER 110 TD5 7,020 4,047 58%
DEFENDER 110 TD5 BLACK 130 74 57%
DEFENDER 110 TD5 COUNTY 1,587 1,112 70%
DEFENDER 110 TD5 XS 1,347 981 73%
DEFENDER 110 TD5 XS DBLCB 519 346 67%
DEFENDER 110 TDI D/C 101 70 69%
DEFENDER 110 TOMB RAIDER 90 38 42%
DEFENDER 110 X-TECH LE TD 96 66 69%
DEFENDER 110 XS DC LWB 541 351 65%
DEFENDER 110 XS SW LWB 1,940 1,335 69%
DEFENDER 110 XS TD D/C 8,469 6,223 73%
DEFENDER 110 XS TDI D/C 369 274 74%
DEFENDER 110COUNTY TD D/C 106 70 66%
DEFENDER 130 COUNTY 4 1 25%
DEFENDER 130 COUNTY D/C 37 19 51%
DEFENDER 130 COUNTY HC D/C 53 33 62%
DEFENDER 130 COUNTY S/C 13 10 77%
DEFENDER 130 COUNTY TD5 76 59 78%
DEFENDER 130 D/C 92 65 71%
DEFENDER 130 H-C D/C P-U 118 66 56%
DEFENDER 130 HCPU TD D/C 340 239 70%
DEFENDER 130 S/C 275 170 62%
DEFENDER 130 TD 435 273 63%
DEFENDER 130 TD DCC 90 60 67%
DEFENDER 130 TD5 841 457 54%
DEFENDER 50 V8 AUTO 210 108 51%
DEFENDER 90 HERITAGE 1 0 0%
DEFENDER 90 ADVENTURE TD 297 160 54%
DEFENDER 90 BLACK H/T 72 50 69%
DEFENDER 90 COUNTY HT SWB 2,324 1,757 76%
DEFENDER 90 COUNTY PU SWB 241 170 71%
DEFENDER 90 COUNTY SW SWB 577 425 74%
DEFENDER 90 COUNTY TD 524 405 77%
DEFENDER 90 COUNTY TD5 6,069 4,449 73%
DEFENDER 90 G4 LE 83 57 69%
DEFENDER 90 H TOP X-TECH LE TD 141 102 72%
DEFENDER 90 HARD TOP 2,853 2,139 75%
DEFENDER 90 HARD TOP TD 6,483 5,296 82%
DEFENDER 90 HERITAGE H-TOP TD 131 61 47%
DEFENDER 90 HERITAGE TD D/C 140 60 43%
DEFENDER 90 LANDMARK TD 283 202 71%
DEFENDER 90 LXV 65TH ANIVRY TD 69 46 67%
DEFENDER 90 PICK UP TD 1,740 1,341 77%
DEFENDER 90 PICK-UP 1,363 968 71%
DEFENDER 90 SILVER TD5 109 90 83%
DEFENDER 90 SOFT TOP TD 17 9 53%
DEFENDER 90 STATION WAGON 97 59 61%
DEFENDER 90 SVX SOFT-TOP 181 85 47%
DEFENDER 90 SVX SW 82 44 54%
DEFENDER 90 TD 362 287 79%
DEFENDER 90 TD AUTOBIOGRAPHY 94 39 41%
DEFENDER 90 TD5 12,734 8,361 66%
DEFENDER 90 TD5 BLACK 85 56 66%
DEFENDER 90 TD5 COUNTY 1,562 1,218 78%
DEFENDER 90 TD5 TOMB RAIDER 4 2 50%
DEFENDER 90 TD5 XS 1,705 1,326 78%
DEFENDER 90 TDS 43 26 60%
DEFENDER 90 TOMB RAIDER 129 70 54%
DEFENDER 90 X-TECH 64 41 64%
DEFENDER 90 X-TECH LE HT TD 189 146 77%
DEFENDER 90 XS HARD TOP TD 2,295 1,793 78%
DEFENDER 90 XS SW SWB 1,804 1,306 72%
DEFENDER 90 XS TD 5,906 4,678 79%
DEFENDER 90SV DIESEL 66 22 33%
DEFENDER AUTO 15 9 60%
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 399 109 27%
LR 110 4C SW 271 72 27%
LR 110 V8 HCP 76 15 20%
LR 110 V8 REG 197 60 30%
LR 110 V8 SW 579 136 23%
LR 90 4C REG 5,798 1,999 34%
LR 90 4C SW 1,225 437 36%
LR 90 V8 REG 277 99 36%
LR 90 V8 SW 412 142 34%
LR DEFENDER 110 LWB DIESE 2 1 50%
MODEL UNKNOWN 142 59 42%
RANGE ROVER EVOQUE PRESTIGSD4A 1 0 0%
Unknown 2,784 1,357 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