Land Rover is working on something extremely special that will blow the minds of fans when it launches in the near future. In 2016 the Defender said goodbye to the world after three decades and now a redesign is happening and Land Rover enthusiasts can not wait.
Fans of the Land Rover Defender will not have to wait long, as the grand reveal will be happening this year ahead of its 2020 release. Like previously, you will be happy to know that this fantastic machine will come in a wide variety of styles to suit all tastes!
There have been glimpses seen of a brand new 3- door and 5 door prototype and rumour has it there will be a long-wheelbase model for the 5 door with up to a massive eight seats! Check out the images and video below for a look at this awesome new model.
In the past Land Rover had the 3-door Defender 90 with a wheelbase of nearly 93 inches. Then they had the Defender 110 which had a massive 110-inch wheelbase. It is strongly believed that the new generation of Land Rovers will stick to this as their new model of Defender is rumoured to be named the Defender 130!
The new Defender was supposed to come out all the way back in 2015, however, the team at Land Rover wanted to perfect their design and as we approach 2020 the Defender is almost here and our wait is almost over. The new SUV will have an all-new platform know as the Modular Longitudinal Architecture (MLA). Alongside the Defender, other next-generation models will benefit from this new MLA, including the Ranger Rover Sport and Discovery editions.
Independent rear and front suspension will be warmly welcomed on this new platform and something you can clearly see in the spy shots. And if you are wanting the best possible performance when heading off-road, then expect to find a low-range transfer case and multiple differential locks still present in the new models.
According to a number of leaked resources, the lineup will consist of 6-strong powertrain editions which will be split into three diesel and three gasoline versions. The P400 and P400e grades are said to be the most potent powertrains on the way with the P400 having an awesome new 3.0-litre turbocharged inline-6. The other model, the P400e includes a plug-in hybrid setup paired with a smaller 2.0 litre turbocharged inline-4 and an electric motor. Whichever setup you choose, you are going to get a staggering 400 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque! Eventually, there will also be a battery-electric powertrain version available.
The brand new Defender’s production will be handled over in Nitra, Slovakia this time round instead of the UK. The new modern production plant is a facility which only opened in 2018, initially handling the production of Land Rovers Discovery models.
If this makes you thirsty for more, then you will not have to wait long as Land Rover plans to unveil the new model of Defender this September. Pricing will sit between the current Discoverys price of $53,085 and the Ranger Rovers Sport price of $67,745. It is likely that Land Rover will opt for a lower price nearer to the Discovery due to the fact that Defenders are pushed to the max!