The 2020 Land Rover Defender is on the way to its official debut which is expected in September 2019. Apart from many shots of the exterior, an image of the interior has been recently posted in several Internet resources.
The revived Land Rover Defender is now available in a spy photo of the model’s digital cluster. A screen render of a vehicle shows us familiar styling cues: a boxy body, five-spoke wheels, a contrasting roof with a glass panel (maybe fixed) at the rear, a rear-mounted spare tire, a large C-pillar divided by the rear door cut line and even a fender vent of still unclear functionality.
Land Rover already tested the Defender in various climatic and geographical conditions. We’ve seen bright series of photos from North America, Kenya, the Nurburgring, the Arctic.
Now the carmaker is making tests on public roads. The number of test vehicles is constantly growing.
What do we known today about the 2020 model?
- It’ll receive an air suspension and a range of gasoline and diesel engines, probably 2.0-liter turbocharged ones, including Ingenium inline-6.
- For better rigidity and more versatility, an unibody replaces a body-on-frame structure which is adaptive to various body styles and is lighter thank to aluminum.
- Two wheelbase options (a short 90 version and a larger 110 one) are provided.
- Land Rover will assemble the new Defender in Slovakia at the same facility where they made the Discovery.
- The pricing is expected between £45,000- £70,000 in the homeland of the brand.
- The manufacturer discontinued the model in 2016. Since then it has been developing a successor.
- The Defender is a derivative of the Land Rover Series I launched in 1948.