The last iteration of the Land Rover Defender sold its last unit in the U.S. in 1997. Finally, the wait is over for what most consider to be the most capable stock off-roader available to the public.
Because of the two decades that have passed, and the enormous reputation left in the last Defender’s wake, Land Rover started from the bottom up designing its replacement. In addition to the locking center differentials, and the active locking rear differential, the Defender 2020 comes with a twin-speed transfer box. A terrain response system manages all moving parts in this new configuration. This brain of the new Defender monitors every piece of the vehicle that interacts with road contact or traction within milliseconds.
As with the previous generation, the Defender 2020 comes in two or four dour options. The layout choices go much further in-depth, however. With up to seven seats and two engine choices of 300 or 400 horsepower, even Mormon families can now explore off the beaten trail. Furthermore, there’s a ten-inch touch screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and other interior trim packages including “Urban,” “Country,” “Adventure,” and “Explorer.”
Prices start at just under USD 50,000 for the entry-level 300 BHP model, while the tricked out version (the 400 BHP X model) will top the chart at USD 81,000. Vehicles should be hitting show floors later this year. Learn more at your local Jaguar Land Rover dealership. Check out Land Rover’s showcase on the Defender 2020 below: