After many spy photos and speculations hitting the internet for years, the all-new 2020 Land Rover Defender has finally been officially revealed. The British-based car manufacturer confirms that the new Defender SUV will also be sold in the U.S. market and Canada, making it the first Defender sold in the U.S. since 1997.
Unfortunately, Land Rover doesn’t reveal much details about the 2020 Defender, including its specifications, powertrain and features. Nevertheless, they have claimed that the new Defender will be a Revolutionary Product with greater appeal than the previous generation model, and it will be equipped with all the most advanced driver-assistance, as well as modern tech features.
Review and Specs
The 2020 Land Rover Defender has undergone various off-road developments testing under temperatures from -40 to 120 degrees Fahrenheit in the North America late last year. This SUV is claimed to be the real off-roader and the most capable Land Rover vehicle ever made. The all-new Defender utilizes a new unibody platform equipped with independent front and rear suspensions.
Under its hood, the 2020 Land Rover Defender is likely to be powered by the latest 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine paired to the high-tech four-wheel drive systems. This inline-four unit will be available in two different versions including the diesel and petrol Ingenium engine. The hybrid version of the new Defender SUV is also expected to be available when the cars go on sale in the market. It will likely rely on a petrol engine combined with an electric motor, rated at 31 miles of electric-only power. No performance figures were announced, but the choice of transmission must include manual and automatic transmissions.
Price and Release date
There’s no detailed information about release date, but the 2020 Land Rover Defender will be officially released at some point in 2019 and then the new SUV will go on sale at U.S. dealerships starting next year. Recently Land Rover has also released a myriad of photos of the next-generation 2020 Defender SUV in order to celebrate “World Land Rover Day” which takes place on April 30, 2019.
Estimated price tag for the 2020 Land Rover Defender is expected to start at around £35,000 for the European market. The key competitors for the new Defender include the Toyota Land Cruiser, Mercedes G-Class, and Suzuki Jimny.