Next Land Rover Defender Comes In Early 2020: New Platform, More Off-Road
The next-generation Land Rover Defender will make its world debut in late 2019, likely at the Frankfurt Motor Show. It will go on sale in early 2020. The vehicle now features a new platform, an air suspension and becomes even more off-road.
The 2020 Land Rover Defender off-road SUV is reading to its premiere, which probably happens this year in September. The manufacturer moved the model from a body-on-frame to a unibody chassis in its new iteration.
The MLA (Modular Longitudinal Architecture) it is based on is designed for electrified powertrains (mild and plug-in hybrid, all-electric). It replaces the D7 platform whose versions are used by the Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, Discovery, Velar, Jaguar I-Pace.
We expect the carmaker will offer inline-six Ingenium engines for the new Defender.
What is interesting, the Defender has got air bags for the independent rear suspension, an anti-roll bar, aluminum control arms and possibly the disconnecting sway bars. Land Rover promises an excellent off-road capability. We’ll see….