To the gentlemen in the great state of Wyoming that continues to drive his 1996 Defender thought seasons of climate change and the entertainment lawyer that loves driving her1993 Defender to her weekend Malibu home, we have news for you! News that will excite the thousands of Defender admires that have relished in every sighting from afar. The new Defender 2020 was recently presented at the Frankfurt Auto Show being re-imaged for the 21st century. Defender signature elements, in this new incarnation, include short front and rear overhangs and an instantly recognizable silhouette to those that revere this classic beast.
The Land Rover Defender has always been a symbol of strength and the new model is the toughest and most capable Land Rover vehicle yet, combining a new body structure with all-new technologies and proven hardware to create a Defender that is fit for the 21st century. The new Defender is built for adventurous hearts and curious minds, for those who know the value of community and strive to make a difference.
The unmistakable silhouette is familiar yet new. It looks tough and is tough but designed with purpose and engineered to excite. Iconic in name, shape, and capability, the Defender can be personalized to allow owners to make the most of their world. Across seven decades of pioneering innovation, Land Rover vehicles have earned a unique place in the hearts of explorers, humanitarian agencies and adventurous families across the world. Proven in the harshest environments on earth, the new Defender maintains this bloodline.
Alongside the peerless luxury and refinement of the Range Rover family and the highly capable and versatile Discovery SUVs, the new Defender completes the Land Rover dynasty. The Defender 110 is just the start for this family of the most capable and durable 4x4s in the world. It will be swiftly followed by a short wheelbase Defender 90 later in 2020. At launch, it will be available with optional 5+2 seating and four distinct Accessory Packs.
The Explorer Pack, which is ideal for off-road adventures, equipped with a lightweight 57-lbs Expedition Roof Rack, Exterior Side-mounted Gear Carrier, Wheel Arch Protection and a Spare Wheel Cover. A Matte Black hood decal, featuring ‘90’ or ‘110’ cut-out detailing, completes the Explorer Pack’s head-turning appearance.
The Adventure Pack, best for time spent outdoors, offers a Portable Rinse System with a 1.7 gallon (6.5-liter) pressurized water reservoir, trunk-mounted Integrated Air Compressor and Exterior Side-mounted Gear Carrier. A practical 6.3-gallon Seat Backpack, which you can take with you when you leave the vehicle, completes the interior. The Country Pack that is designed for time spent off the beaten track, the Country Pack features rugged Wheel Arch Protection, Bright Rear Scuff Plate, Portable Rinse System and, Full-Height load space Partition. For the rough and Waze directed routes of London or LA, the Urban Pack will make you chic adventurer in any city. The Urban Pack adds a Bright Rear Scuff Plate, Spare Wheel Cover and Front Under shield, while Bright Metal Pedals add to the rugged interior.
Driven by a passion and respect for the original, the new Defender delivers a transformational breadth of capability and advanced all-terrain technologies to redefine adventure for the 21st century, while remaining true to the pioneering spirit that has been a Land Rover brand hallmark for 71 years.
“The new Defender is respectful of its past but is not harnessed by it,” said Gerry McGovern, Chief Design Officer, Land Rover. “This is a new Defender for a New Age. Its unique personality is accentuated by its distinctive silhouette and optimum proportions, which make it both highly desirable and seriously capable – a visually compelling 4×4 that wears its design and engineering integrity with uncompromised commitment.”
“The new Defender is respectful of its past but is not harnessed by it,” said Gerry McGovern, Chief Design Officer, Land Rover. “This is a new Defender for a New Age. Its unique personality is accentuated by its distinctive silhouette and optimum proportions, which make it both highly desirable and seriously capable – a visually compelling 4×4 that wears its design and engineering integrity with uncompromised commitment.” New Defender.
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