While the iconic Land Rover Defender still looks very similiar to the Defenders of the past, its heart has been undergoing a few revisions over the years, with the most recent engine being a 2.4 litre Ford Duratorq that replaced the Td5 engine before it.

And now it’s time for the Defender’s oil burner to be replaced again, with the Euro 4 2.4 litre retired in favor of a new Euro 5-capable 2.2 litre engine, that despite the lower displacement, makes around the same power – 122 PS at 3,500rpm and 360Nm of torque at 2,000rpm.

The engine is Euro 5 compliant if a Diesel Particulate Filter is installed, which I can bet won’t be found in the Defender in Malaysia if we go the 2.2 litre path along with the global engine config revision.