The Land Rover Defender Returns

 


The epitome of rugged durability is back. The Land Rover Defender was an icon before being discontinued in the United States in 1997, but the next generation is here. It has a brand new design, but the same historic foundation.

The Defender will be available in two different body styles. The Defender 90 is a two-door vehicle, and the 110 is a four-door. Both models have the unmistakable silhouette of a defender, but a modern take that bring them into the 21st century. They have minimal front and rear overhangs that make for excellent approach and departure angles, while the mounted spare wheel makes the Defender extremely identifiable.

Another feature that takes you back to the original Defender is the stripped-back interior. An optional front middle seat provides extra space just like in early Land Rovers, and structural elements that are normally hidden have been exposed, revealing a simple and practical dashboard. And the practicality doesn't end there, it continues with:

  • ·       Folding second-row seats for increased storage
  • ·       Large trunk space: Defender 110 has 1,075 liters of storage with all seats in place and 2,380 liters when the second row is folded down
  • ·       Durable rubberized flooring to repel spills

The all-new, 2020 Defender's practicality and durability has been tested in the most extreme temperatures - 122°F desert heat, -40°F Arctic cold, 10,000-ft.-plus Rocky Mountain altitudes, and three quarters of a million miles of demanding terrain. Not to mention it's gone through 62,000 tests for engineering sign-off. We've ensured that it's up for your kind of adventurous lifestyle.


D7x Architecture

The Defender is the roll out for Land Rover's new purpose-engineered D7x architecture, created for extreme driving. Based on a lightweight aluminum construction, the 95 percent new structure boasts the stiffest body Land Rover has produced to date. It's the ideal foundation to support the fully independent air or coil sprung suspension.

Configurable Terrain Response

Configurable Terrain Response also debuts on the new Land Rover Defender. It lets drivers fine-tune individual vehicle settings to precisely fit conditions. If you aren't as experienced and don't feel comfortable setting them yourself, the intelligent Auto function will detect the terrain you're on and automatically adjust settings for you.

Engine Options

A wide array of engine options is available with the 2020 Land Rover Defender. Choose from advanced petrol, cleaner diesel engines, or a Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) powertrain, due to join the lineup later in 2020. These are the current options: four-cylinder P300, six-cylinder P400 with Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle technology, and the D200 and D240, both of which get 37.2 mpg.

 

 For more on the Land Rover Defender give us a call at 888-318-5829, or visit the dealership in person. We're very excited about this vehicle, so we'd love to chat. The United States won't be receiving this vehicle until Spring 2020, but in the meantime, you can get your name on a waitlist.