Land Rover Defender: Next Generation Defender is Finally Here

Cornelia Mascio
Сентября 10, 2019

Land Rover has unveiled the next generation Defender. It is three times as strong as anything Land Rover have created before and is coupled with fully independent air or coil-sprung suspension. Like in the rest of the world, the off-roader will debut in the United Kingdom in 110 guise and five trim levels: Defender, S, SE, HSE, First Edition, and top-of-the-range Defender X. There are 170 accessories in total.

Aside from all of the tech stuff, the new model showcases an "emotionally charged design", according to Land Rover.

The electrified powertrain is good for 5.7 seconds to 60 miles per hour in the Defender 90 while the larger and heavier Defender 110 manages 5.8 seconds with the help of an eight-speed automatic transmission. The ground clearance ranges from 218mm to 291mm, with a water wading depth of 900mm.

The automaker applied unique design solutions for the interior, in particular, a central front flip-down seat.

Examples of every character were revealed at Frankfurt, showing the breadth of the Defender family alongside the versatile and durable commercial model, which will be introduced in 90 and 110 body designs next year.

Petrol variants include 300hp 2.0-litre four-pot (8.1sec) and 400hp 3.0-litre straight-six with 48V mild hybrid (6.4sec) to give the Defender newfound levels of on-road performance.

The interior is simple and functional.

Land Rover makes a case for "world-class off-road geometry" for the 110, which is a big claim considering how capable the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon is off the beaten path. The Evoque and Discovery Sport are also set to benefit from plug-in hybrid soon most likely to be based around a 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol motor. It can be enlarged to 2,380 liters with the second-row seats folded.

In addition to its rugged off-road credentials, it offers luxuries such as a 10-inch (25 cm) touch screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, systems that allow drivers to interact with their phones while driving. Land Rover's ClearSight Ground View system also features, providing visibility to the area normally hidden by the bonnet. Also, it gets new Pivi Pro infotainment system with an intuitive interface that gets OTA update function.

Pricing has already been announced. More impressive, and of particular interest to those overlanders who like to sleep on their car's roof, the Defender has a maximum roof load of 370 pounds. Two petrols and two diesels, all manufactured and engineered by Land Rover in the UK. The top of the range Defender P400 X 110 asks £78,800.

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