Land Rover's Short Defender 90 Sets Foot In America, Start Froms “Around $50k”
Land Rover is bringing the 2020 Defender to the LA Auto Show for its North American debut, announcing at the same time the U.S. pricing for the short-wheelbase 90 variant, which will kick off from “around $50,000”.
However, if you want to be one of the first to get the short Defender 90 in the States in the summer of 2020, you’ll have to shell out at least $65,100 for the special P400 First Edition as the full range of the three-door variant will become available later in the fall.
We already know that the longer Land Rover Defender 110 will be priced from $49,900 and will reach dealerships across the country in the spring of 2020.
Customers will get to choose between the base P300, which uses a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 296 HP, and the more powerful P400, which employs a mild-hybrid 3.0-liter straight-six unit with 395 HP. Both powertrains are combined with an eight-speed automatic transmission with a two-speed transfer case and AWD system.
In addition, Land Rover will have the Defender featured in the upcoming James Bond movie ‘No Time to Die’ on display during the auto show. The new James Bond movie is expected to hit theaters in April 2020.
The short Land Rover Defender 90 will offer up to six seats –if you opt for the front jump seat– while the longer 110 bodystyle will offer five, six or 5+2 seating options. The revived off-road icon is also the company’s first model to feature the new Configurable Terrain Response, which will allow the driver to fine-tune a wide range of settings to suit the driving conditions more precisely than ever.