2020 Land Rover Defender Caught Undisguised In The Flesh
Land Rover can’t seem to catch a break as a new picture of the 2020 Defender has surfaced on Instagram.
Noticed by Autoweek.nl, the undisguised model gives us our first revealing look at the SUV’s front fascia. While the hood on this particular model has been removed, the Defender has a slender single bar grille that is flanked by squared off headlight covers which house circular lighting units. Further below, we can see a wide lower intake with a contrasting silver insert.
Elsewhere, the Defender has plastic body cladding and pronounced fender flares that are integrated into the design of the vehicle. We can also see a prominent shoulder line that appears to encircle the entire model.
There isn’t much else to see, but the Defender has front fender vents and a contrasting white roof. There’s also a sweptback windscreen and black accents on the A-pillars.
While photo doesn’t show the rear of the Defender, the model’s digital instrument cluster already revealed it will have relatively flat roof with what appears to be a skylight on the 110 variant. The SUV also sports a nearly vertical rear end with a rear-mounted spare tire.
The unique styling will continue in the cabin as the Defender will have a unique dashboard, a small infotainment system and a protruding center stack. The latter is home to a stubby gear selector, dual-zone climate controls and dedicated buttons for things such as the ride height and window defoggers.
Land Rover hasn’t said much about engine options, but the automaker recently confirmed the Defender will be launched with conventional and mild-hybrid powertrains. That isn’t much to go on, but the model could offer an assortment of four-cylinder engines sourced from the Discovery Sport and Evoque.