2020 Defender



Make sure the relevant safety warnings and cautions have been read and understood before towing a trailer. See TOWING SAFETY.

Hitch assist displays a rear camera image on the touchscreen, to aid in the process of connecting a trailer. Hitch assist overlays an approximation of the tow ball’s position, and the intended steering direction.


The driver is responsible for calculating correct distances and manoeuvring the vehicle to a trailer’s tow hitch. Failure to manoeuvre the vehicle accurately may result in damage to the vehicle and trailer.


The accuracy of hitch assist is affected by the height of the trailer’s tow hitch compared to the vehicle’s tow ball. The maximum height difference should be no more than 3 cm (1.2 in).

To activate hitch assist:

  1. Select Reverse (R). The touchscreen automatically displays a rear-view camera image.

  2. Select TOWING.

  3. Reverse the vehicle towards the trailer.

The rear camera zooms in to enlarge the view as the vehicle closes to within 500 mm of the trailer’s tow hitch.

Manoeuvre the vehicle until it is in the required position.