New Land Rover Defender leaked
The all-new 2020 Land Rover Defender appears to have been leaked in its entirety for the first time courtesy of Instagram user Steve Firth, who also provided some interesting observations about the reborn British SUV.
“Here is what looks like the first uncovered #defender2020 — straight (apparently) from the film set of the new #bond movie! Makes sense!” said Firth.
“A few things come to mind. Firstly, the winch is excellent. Secondly, the alpine windows are still there!
“Thirdly, the rear passenger door looks massive — you’ll never open that in a Tesco car park!
“Fourthly, there seems to be quite a bit of wheel clearance (though it’s unknown if this is standard height, off road height, or on coils!).
“Fifthly, checker on the bonnet (yes, the bonnet is a funny shape and there is no real wing to speak of).
“Sixthly, I’m not sure about the mirrors at all. Seventhly…. well, this could clearly go on a bit!”
What we do know is the new Land Rover Defender, which is due on sale in Australia next year, will be a radical departure from the boxy model that ceased production in 2016.
Still squarish but with more rounded edges like the DC 100 concept, the next Defender will be offered in three body styles – 90, 110 and 130 – with the 110 to be officially unveiled next month in five-, six- and seven-seat guises.
All new Defenders will come with all-wheel drive and an automatic transmission, but six engines will eventually be offered alongside – at least in the UK – five equipment grades: Standard, S, SE, HSE and X.
Expect generous standard features for all models, including 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, a 10.0-inch touch-screen infotainment system, 7.0-inch driver’s display and powered driver’s seat.
In an even bigger departure from the original military model, top-spec Defenders will be lavishly equipped with a 12.0-inch digital instrument cluster, leather trim, 14-speaker 740W Meridian sound, 16-way power seat adjustment, 20-inch alloy wheels and matrix LED headlights.