2020 Defender



Make sure the relevant safety warnings have been read and understood before driving the vehicle. See ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL SAFETY.

When adaptive cruise control identifies a moving vehicle in the lane ahead, it automatically enters follow mode. Adaptive cruise control adjusts the vehicle’s speed by controlling acceleration and braking to maintain a set gap to the vehicle ahead.


When in follow mode, the vehicle may not decelerate automatically to a stop, nor does the vehicle always decelerate quickly enough to avoid a collision. Always maintain a safe gap to the vehicle ahead to reduce the risk of an accident.

The instrument panel displays the following graphic to confirm that follow mode has detected a target vehicle.

  1. Follow mode gap setting.

  2. Targeted vehicle.

If the direction indicators are used, follow mode may reduce the gap to the vehicle ahead in anticipation of a manoeuvre. If a manoeuvre is not carried out, follow mode restores the previous gap setting after a few seconds.


Follow mode may not reduce the gap to the vehicle ahead if it is deemed inappropriate. For example, the vehicle ahead is already too close, or the manoeuvre has already been completed.

The follow mode gap to the vehicle ahead can be adjusted. See CHANGING THE FOLLOW MODE GAP.