Brand new 2019 Land Rover Defender is going to suffer big cuts. The redesign is bringing a restyled vehicle, with luring look. Iconic crossover expects a modernization and a debut in 2019. Many changes are almost ready, so hopes of some fans are still very high on the 2018 year model. Nevertheless, at this moment, it is more likely that Defender is not a model for next season. One of the major updates is in the lineup. Existing trim levels will get performance-boosted SVR version. This is going to cause a lot of interest for sure.
2019 Land Rover Defender engine
The new crossover is going to use a 2.2-l 4-cylinder drivetrain as its main unit. All trims, except SVR, will exploit the same engine. This unit is capable to deliver 120 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. Diesel unit is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. Max speed for the SUV is 145 mph. Acceleration is not so great since new Defender needs 16 seconds to reach 60 mph. Also, its engine is all but fuel friendly. The crossover is consuming 10 l/100 km or goes 28 mpg. Nevertheless, 4WD is offering great traction, which is strong enough to move across any off-road obstacle.
2019 Land Rover Defender features
Outside, we will spot 16-inch wheels. The best option for tires is Michelin’s Latitude Cross model. The SVR version will get bigger rims. Standard offer includes halogen headlamps and heated rear windscreen. Also, the rear step is foldable, and side glass is tinted. Some of the additional accessories are xenon bulbs, fog lamps, molding kit, and headlamps protectors. Since Defender is excellent SUV for towing, it can turn into working machine pretty easily. With enough space behind the second row of seats, there is enough room for cargo.
2019 Land Rover Defender release date
The 2019 Land Rover Defender is going to have a premiere during next year. Nevertheless, it is still a question when this crossover is coming to dealerships. Another topic for rumors is the price. New Land Rover Defender standard offer includes a $70,000 price tag. The SVR version is probably somewhere around $100,000. The last doubt is about appearance in the US. Land Rover must meet high regulations, and it is not likely to see British crossover in North America in 2019.