What To Expect From The 2020 Land Rover Defender? We all know that the Land Rover’s Defender is one of running cars which have a long lifespan. In the Defender’s case, over 4 decades. Unfortunately, the model has been discontinued by Land Rover last year due to compliance issue with the recent safety regulations. As a result, many people thought that the Defender was gone.
The good news is that Land Rover is planning to release a successor in the near future. Namely, the 2020 Land Rover Defender. For the moment, the details for the new Defender are scarce so we can’t tell. You can expect the new Defender to be as impressive as its predecessor. Below are some details that we know about the car so far.
2020 Land Rover Defender Redesign
From the 2020 Land Rover Defender spy shots, it seems the new car will still continue some things from its predecessor. For example, things like the hood’s boxy look, round headlights, and rectangular grille are very likely to stay.
Will there be any changes? Of course. The new Land Rover Defender coming in 2019 will have a new design for its sides and back as well as a new bumper. These redesigns will make the Defender less like a crossover, which means the car is targeting the younger buyers.
As for the interior, we expect it to be impressive and very different from the current model. We also expect it to have a cabin that looks very similar to Range Rover Sports. If this is true, the new car will look impressive. However, it may lose its versatility which is something that made the Defender lineup famous in the first place.
The basic model of the all-new 2020 Land Rover Defender is likely to use a 3.0-liter, turbocharged V6 diesel engine. This engine is able to produce up to 250 horsepower with more than 400 lb-ft of torque. As for the upper model, it is likely to use a 3.0-liter, supercharged V6 engine which is capable of generating up to 380 horsepower with 332 lb-ft of torque. With this kind of power, the new Defender will be able to go just about anywhere.
Both of these engines are likely to be paired with a 6-speed manual transmission gearbox instead of an 8-speed automatic one. Just like its predecessor, the new Defender is going to have an all-wheel-drive system as the standard.
There is also a rumor about a sports model for the new Defender, which is said to have a 5.0-liter, supercharged V8 engine capable of producing as high as 550 horsepower with 500 lb-ft of torque.
2020 Land Rover Defender Release Date and Price
Now, about release date and price. Land Rover has yet to announce the new Defender’s release date and price. No official statement about exact release date although the new car is planned to be revealed this year and sold next year. As for the New Land Rover Defender price, the starting price should be around $60,000 range.
These are what we know so far about the 2020 Land Rover Defender. The new Defender will continue some things from its predecessor while at the same time sport many improvements. Also, it is likely that it will use powerful engines which provide a great driving experience. We expect it to be at least as impressive as its predecessor.