To celebrate the World Land Rover Day, held on Monday, Land Rover officially unwrapped the report of making the next-generation Land Rover Defender. The updated model of Defender will be manufactured at the company’s Slovakia factory, as the automotive maker has moved apart from the UK facility.
Land Rover reported that the Defenders has completed 1.2 million kilometres (about 745,000 miles) in its process of evolution experiment. Finally, the Land Rover makers have developed the Defender which is heading toward its official debut, expected to be held at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2019. The bold and dashing SUV remains with the boxy classic appearance with some modern touch.
We will get the SUV back straight after three years. It is assumed to be based on the Discovery’s JLR D7u platform. It is updated with 18-inch wheels and stout bonnet. The boxy car is outfitted with sheer roof and classy lines overall the side portion. The SUV can be available in two variants as well: three-door and five-door designs.
The SUV has entered in the ultimate field trial stage after that it will be launched officially. In terms of weather testing, the cars were driven in 22 locations including Nurburgring, Middle East, Sweden, Grossglockner mountain pass in Austria, London and New York, Moab, Land Rover’s Eastnor punishment spot on the Welsh borders. To accomplish the test, the Defender will enter in Land Rover’s 15-year business with Tusk Trust, and the company’s endeavours to save wildlife.
The upcoming Land Rover Defender SUV will be powered by a 2-litre diesel powertrain. The car can also come in a hybrid powertrain option. The details are not yet confirmed by the company. In order to offer a fascinating off-road drive, the SUV will be equipped with features including Terrain Response System, a low range gearbox, locking differentials and hill descent control. It is expected to hit the market in the year 2020.
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