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

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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  • Why am I watching this crap

    Henry SmithHenry Smith7 timmar sedan
  • The world knows how unreliable land rovers are so why don’t they improve that rather than make cars ever more complicated . Having said that I love them when they work .!

    Colin garnerColin garner15 timmar sedan
  • thats one ECU with 84 spare ones 😂

    Roni92plRoni92plMånad sedan
  • 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 TimbersMånad sedan
  • lol that’s it!? That’s all we get!? There you have it folks.

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

    Andrew MottaAndrew MottaMånad sedan
  • 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 HMånad sedan
  • Why does he scrunch his face up so much when talking 😬

    Gregs MowingGregs MowingMånad sedan
  • How can I watch this episode?

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

    Jd MeredithJd MeredithMånad sedan
    • But you're watching this. Make your mind up.

      Alle Warten Auf Das LichtAlle Warten Auf Das Licht29 dagar sedan
  • They should still have the retro variant.

    Carlo SCarlo SMånad sedan
  • 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 GassonMånad sedan
  • 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 HallMånad sedan
  • My Dream #RangeRoverSvAutobiography #RangeRoverAutobiography #RangeRoverVougeHSE400 #RangeRoverSvrAutobiography #RangeRoverEvoque #RangeRoverSvCoupe❤💣 #RangeRoverValerAutobiography #RangeRoverDiscoverySport🙌 #LandRoverDefender😎👈

    Jass 13Jass 13Månad sedan
  • Where is the electric one?

    M CM CMånad sedan
  • 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 maughanMånad sedan
  • Take it over the Rubicon.

    Rangi BusbyRangi BusbyMånad sedan
  • But: Is the new Top Gear as good as the old one?

    redtuibravoredtuibravoMånad sedan
    • 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 Licht29 dagar sedan
  • Please stick to reviewing road cars, too many ignorant remarks about these offroaders.

    Michael MauriceMichael MauriceMånad sedan
  • Is the new Top Gear as good as the old one?

    Flynn BraunFlynn BraunMånad sedan
  • 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'KellyMånad sedan
  • 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 FellerMånad sedan
  • 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, CAMånad sedan
  • Wasn't gonna watch... But then I saw Chris Harris in the title; insta-click.

    J BJ BMånad sedan
  • are they reliable?

    B LB LMånad sedan
    • It's a Land Rover. Guess.

      Alle Warten Auf Das LichtAlle Warten Auf Das Licht29 dagar sedan
  • 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 WestMånad sedan
  • should of being LR new discovery

    Scull Dog 87Scull Dog 87Månad sedan
  • 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

    minusEDminusEDMånad sedan
  • End of defender

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

    JonJonMånad sedan
  • Didn't know the new defender has a sauna mode 0:29

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

    JmanyoyoyoJmanyoyoyoMånad sedan
    • Then you’ll have to watch it on bbc

      Boomerang-DigitalBoomerang-DigitalMånad sedan
  • 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 TusCanYMånad sedan
  • 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

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

    Lorenzo CabasonLorenzo CabasonMånad sedan
  • 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 KimptonMånad sedan
  • 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 DriverMånad sedan
    • I would think so after 40 years of progress.

      Mia MittenMia MittenMånad sedan
  • 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...

    Nicholas2011istNicholas2011istMånad sedan
  • bring back Jeremy Clarkson

    James PumphreyJames PumphreyMånad sedan
    • Who?

      Alle Warten Auf Das LichtAlle Warten Auf Das Licht29 dagar sedan
  • 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.

    MachtMachtMånad sedan
  • Very ugly .. too many electrics to go wrong

    davemis40davemis40Månad sedan
  • you guys are good and all but we miss the old top gear

    BenrjhoughtonBenrjhoughtonMånad sedan
    • Watch the bland tour then

      Alle Warten Auf Das LichtAlle Warten Auf Das Licht29 dagar sedan
  • ....and will spend a third of its existence in the shop under repair.

    Ricardo EllisonRicardo EllisonMånad sedan
  • As dependable as a crackhead.

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

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

    Isaac HinerIsaac HinerMånad sedan
  • Toyota landcruiser

    Red SquareRed SquareMånad sedan
  • Nice Disco

    James CJames CMånad sedan
  • 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 KentMånad sedan
  • Absolutely loved this episode. Love these guys, so natural, so northern. Laughed my socks off all the way through. Brilliant. 10/10.

    Joe GriffinJoe GriffinMånad sedan
  • 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 ElenorMånad sedan
    • @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 ElenorMånad sedan
    • @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 ChampMånad sedan
    • @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 ElenorMånad sedan
    • @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 ChampMånad sedan
    • @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 ElenorMånad sedan
  • 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_manMånad sedan
    • 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 Licht29 dagar sedan
    • You must be watching a different trio. These 3 are brilliant together and do naturally funny.

      Joe GriffinJoe GriffinMånad sedan
  • 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 JamilMånad sedan
  • Is everyone gonna forget about Richard Hammond and James may Jeremy

    Business ManBusiness ManMånad sedan
    • Who?

      Alle Warten Auf Das LichtAlle Warten Auf Das Licht29 dagar sedan
    • Yep.

      Joe GriffinJoe GriffinMånad sedan
  • 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 PetersonMånad sedan
  • Klasse Auto

    Maik HeinrichMaik HeinrichMånad sedan
  • 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 BalnegerMånad sedan
  • The question with Land Rover is: can it stick to the road for longer than it stays in the garage?

    MachineGunItMachineGunItMånad sedan
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    Orionkacpi2010Orionkacpi2010Månad sedan
  • i had to unsub bring the old one back and i will sub

    Laura van der LindenLaura van der LindenMånad sedan
  • we like the old ones not this

    Laura van der LindenLaura van der LindenMånad sedan
    • ya

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

    ali gurunali gurunMånad sedan
  • Are they not meant to be a ball of shite?

    keithg145keithg145Månad sedan
  • 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 DaviesMånad sedan
  • Still miss the old guys don't even watch anymore. And land rover is over priced trash 🗑🙄

    diablo 1379diablo 1379Månad sedan
  • Coming to an AA truck near you.

    JJ O'RiordanJJ O'RiordanMånad sedan
    • 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 Licht29 dagar sedan
  • So its just like every other car on the market..boring

    mancaveproductions00mancaveproductions00Månad sedan
  • Built for off road not the shops

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

    PazAudiPazAudiMånad sedan
  • They should have called it karens new 4x4 shopping cart.

    Digital RamDigital RamMånad sedan
  • 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 RueMånad sedan
    • @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 RueMånad sedan
    • 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.

      Necrosis3Necrosis3Månad sedan
  • It's even uglier than the current one

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

    nick lowenick loweMånad sedan
  • Funny, praising everything I dislike about it

    Jannik M. MeissnerJannik M. MeissnerMånad sedan
  • Watching this whole looking at one with white steelies

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

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

    Noob GogNoob GogMånad sedan
    • @dannywmv I still watch grand tour though!!

      Noob GogNoob GogMånad sedan
    • 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!

      dannywmvdannywmvMånad sedan
  • A defender review without off-road? SRSLY?!

    ReaperTalon 1ReaperTalon 1Månad sedan
    • @Alle Warten Auf Das Licht I meant in the clip

      ReaperTalon 1ReaperTalon 129 dagar sedan
    • 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 Licht29 dagar sedan
  • So, this vehicle can drive to shops. Can it come back?

    Rajendran RamachandranRajendran RamachandranMånad sedan
    • You're asking a lot of a Land Rover.

      Alle Warten Auf Das LichtAlle Warten Auf Das Licht29 dagar sedan
  • 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 AtanasovMånad sedan
  • Wonder how it will stack up against the upcoming Ford Bronco.

    D PD PMånad sedan
  • Finally a review of a 3-door Defender.

    Alex K.Alex K.Månad sedan
  • 85 ecu's, 86 of them will inevitably fail.

    kmcca08kmcca08Månad sedan
  • the car of the future police ..

  • Landcruisers will shit all over this unreliable junk

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

    LR88LR88Månad sedan
  • 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 RamsayMånad sedan
  • Shit its ugly

    Thomas HansenThomas HansenMånad sedan
  • 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 MirlekarMånad sedan
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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

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