2020 Defender

ADAPTIVE FRONT LIGHTING SYSTEM (AFS)

The Adaptive Front lighting System (AFS) is active when the lighting control is in the AUTO position and dipped beams are switched on.

The AFS is deactivated when high beam is selected or dipped beam is not operating in AUTO mode, or when the vehicle is in Park (P).

While operating as an AFS, the dipped beams are automatically adjusted to suit the vehicle's speed and weather conditions:

  • Country mode: A standard headlight beam that operates at vehicle speeds between 0 and 110 km/h (0 to 70 mph) when an urban environment is not detected. If an urban environment is detected, country mode operates from 48 km/h (30 mph).

  • City mode: A wider headlight beam that operates at vehicle speeds up to 48 km/h (30 mph) when an urban environment is detected.

  • Highway mode: A raised headlight beam that operates at vehicle speeds above 110 km/h (70 mph).

  • Adverse weather mode: Operates when the windscreen wipers are active for more than 2 minutes and the vehicle’s speed is below 64 km/h (40 mph).

If a system fault is detected, the headlights attempt to adopt the default beam pattern and then remain there. The instrument panel displays a message to indicate that a fault is present.