This giant QR code on wheels is, in fact, the new Land Rover Defender. Curiously lingering for some not-so-discreet 'spyshots', this unit pictured around the Glenmarie LRT station is clearly the more passenger-oriented Defender 110 with five doors and a longer wheelbase.
Look closely and you'll find a notice saying 'Vehicle Under Testing' in the back, indicating that a local introduction could be around the corner. Land Rover sells the new Defender with a host of petrol and diesel engine options overseas, but we reckon Jaguar Land Rover Malaysia (JLRM) will likely get the ball rolling with the entry four-cylinder P300 petrol variant, which derives a more than useable 300PS and 400Nm from its two-litre engine.
A quick peek at the company's official Malaysian website, however, shows a rather comprehensive model range at time of writing. Both Defender 90 and 110 body styles are listed with the P300-spec engine and P400 3.0-litre mild hybrid powertrain to choose from, plus First Edition variants for both body styles. Unsurprisingly, not a single diesel variant is listed. That said, we do not know for sure if this represents JLRM's confirmed local catalogue for the Defender.
The most affordable model in Land Rover's Malaysian range is currently the Discovery Sport, which starts from RM370,325. How much do you reckon the new Defender will cost?