After several years of break, the iconic off-roader is coming back, most likely as the 2020 Land Rover Defender. In the world of modern city crossover, this will be a great refreshment on the markets. It will be a decent successor of the legendary SUV, according to the latest reports. The new model is in a testing phase and our reliable insider confirmed that the new model has been tested in various conditions. At this point, the new model is still camouflaged, so we can’t talk about aesthetical details. Still, it is easy to notice that the 2020 Land Rover Defender will come with a boxy shape, in order to resemble the original model.
When it comes to technical details, the new model is about to come in, at least, two versions. Also, the latest reports suggest it will come with the all-aluminum body, with great on-road driving characteristics as well. Expect to see it in the second half of the year.
2020 Land Rover Defender Redesign
If you’re familiar with this nameplate, you probably know that the original model was in production for a pretty long time. Despite several updates, it remained pretty much unchanged for almost three decades. Through all those years, it was considered as one of the most capable SUVs around, so the new model will have a hard task to become a decent successor.
According to the latest reports, the company is developing a vehicle that will actually be good to drive on the road as well. Therefore, it’s no wonder that many reports suggest an all-aluminum body, which would save lots of pounds, which in practice means much better handling and overall driving characteristics. Of course, this automatically means better efficiency as well. However, we are still talking about a Land Rover model and, given the Defender’s heritage, we have no doubt that the focus will be on off-road capabilities. Therefore, count on all those famous driver aids that come from the British manufacturer, which make its models some of the most capable machines around.
2020 Land Rover Defender Styling
The most intriguing part of the new model is probably it’s styling. The original model kept its recognizable look for almost three decades. That definitely seems a little bit challenging for the company’s designers, but expect to see a good-looking final product, eventually. The testing model has been spotted for a couple of times. First, of all, it still wears a complete camouflage. However, we can easily notice some of the most essential design characteristics. First of all, the new model will be pretty boxy, just like the original model. The front face takes a lot of inspiration from other models from this manufacturer, so count on a typical Land Rover look from the front. Also, it is important to mention that the new model is expected to come in two body styles, just like the original version. So, count on both three and five-door variants. Eventually, the new model could come in several more variants, designed for various tasks, including military purposes.
2020 Land Rover Defender Interior
The company gives its best to keep the interior design as secret. Unfortunately, a photo leaked several months ago and showed how the new cabin will look like. Despite that the image was quickly removed from the internet, we didn’t forget how it looks like. All in all, the new dashboard will share a lot of things with the rest of the lineup, including a recognizable steering wheel and a dash layout that characterize all newer models from this manufacturer. Of course, count on a large touchscreen on the center stack, as well as all other kinds of latest tech goodies and plenty of other standard equipment.
2020 Land Rover Defender Engines
When it comes to the powertrain, various reports suggest that the testing model uses a familiar 2.0-liter turbodiesel. We don’t exactly which version is under the hood, but count on both of them to be offered. The basic variant delivers around 180 horsepower, while the more powerful version delivers 240 horsepower. We count on various other engines in the offer, as the company plans to offer this model on markets around the world. This would mean a plethora of gasoline units in the offer, as well as a bigger V6 diesel engine. Finally, we should see a hybrid version in the offer. It will most likely be a mild hybrid version of a 2.0-liter turbo engine, which is good for about 240 hp.
2020 Land Rover Defender Release Date and Price
The new 2020 Land Rover Defender is in the final stage of development. The company is testing the new SUV in various parts of the world, on various terrains and atmospheric conditions. Eventually, the new model should come sometime in the second half of the year. Most likely, base models will go around 40.000 dollars.