Land Rover Defender breaks cover at IAA 2019

Cornelia Mascio
Сентября 11, 2019

The exterior carries the same rugged looks as that of the iconic model.

One can expect an Indian launch of the 4WD Land Rover Defender in late 2020.

The Defender will also feature Jaguar Land Rover's new Pivi Pro infotainment system.

The vehicle is set to launch in South Africa during the first half of 2020, and will be available initially with two turbocharged engines - a 177kW/430Nm 2-litre diesel and a 294kW/550Nm 3-litre petrol unit - while other engine options are set to follow later in the year. That would take you from zero to 60 miles per hour in over 6 seconds and to a top speed of over 130 miles per hour, should you want to do that in a Land Rover for some reason.

Initially, the Defender will be offered in five-door Defender 110 form, while a compact three-door Defender 90 will go on sale shortly after. You can even fold the rear seats forward, and as well as the winch and roof rack - with a storage box - the other accessories include pannier, ladder and traction mats. These bits have been added to enhance the versatility of the Defender (110).

Novelty is equipped with a modular platform D7x, and ground clearance increased to 291 mm. It is claimed to require 50% lesser inputs to perform frequent tasks in comparison to the previous system. There's also 900mm of wading depth on offer through the new wade program in the Terrain Response 2 system.

Land Rover hasn't said much about the specs for the PHEV, but according to Top Gear, it'll have the same powertrain as the Range Rover PHEV. Adding off-roading capability to this is the permanent all-wheel drive, a twin-speed automatic gearbox, centre differential and an optional active locking rear differential. This feature is especially useful in doing extreme off-roading. It also comes with a tow assist that makes it a snap back up with a trailer using a control knob in the center console. Via the central touchscreen, the driver can also now see the ground area directly in front of the wheels, which is usually hidden by the bonnet, as the vehicle ploughs ahead on trails and its "world-class" off-road geometry comes into play, aided by approach, breakover and departure angles of 38, 28 and 40 degrees respectively.

The SUV will return to the market after four year absence from the old qualities and new features. The P400 works in conjunction with mild-hybrid technology. Later will be a diesel 300 horsepower six-cylinder version.

The first will enter the market four-cylinder diesel vehicle with return in 200 and 240 HP with twin turbo.

The 2020 Land Rover Defender gets a vast flat-top dashboard which is cast from magnesium alloy and is a structural part of the SUV.

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