Carparazzi have caught the new 2020 Land Rover Defender during testing, for the first time on public roads. This off-road 4×4 model will enter the market in 2020.
It has been seen near the Jaguar Land Rover plant. The first four test vehicles will be followed by more pilot build cars to participate in a series of tests in different weather and road conditions.
The Defender is an iconic model that makes Land Rover special. It went off sale in 2016. It is a derivative of the Land Rover Series I introduced 70 years ago (in 1948). Now the carmaker relaunches the car to offer it with various power units: electric, petrol diesel.
The new Defender is promised not to be a “copycat of what has gone before. It is a car for the modern world.” The model’s off-road features will be “sensational”. The vehicle in spy shots is powered by a 2.0-litre diesel motor.
Jaguar Land Rover boss hinted in Paris that the Defender would be unveiled next year. Land Rover is developing two variants: a short-wheelbase 90 and a larger 110 one. The whole family of vehicles will be built from entry-level to top models.
As rumored, the carmaker will launch the 2020 Land Rover Defender in late summer 2019 and bring it to market in early 2020. As they started on-road running on public roads, the test mules will be probably spied regularly.
The revived Defender is expected to cost from £40,000 to 70,000 ($51,800-90,700 or €44,900-78,600).