Jaguar Land Rover UK has announced something to celebrate in the New Year; the new Land Rover Defender will be revealed during 2019 and on sale in 2020!
Testing of the new vehicle is already underway around the world with the first development mules and prototypes reaching North American shores earlier this month. Testing on the continent provides valuable data to engineers given the wide variety of terrain and surfaces available in America.
Engineers will subject the vehicle to rigorous test extremes to make sure the new Defender is the most off-road capable Land Rover vehicle ever. Operating in temperatures from -40F to +120F while driving the test vehicles on- and off-road at altitudes of more than 13,000 feet above sea level.
Land Rover Defender: How does it look?
With an all-new exterior and interior design respecting Defender’s unmistakable shape, the next-generation Defender will be a revolutionary product for Land Rover with broad appeal. When it debuts in 2019, the new model will represent 70 years of innovation and improvement; honouring the model’s heritage for rugged durability, while remaining a Defender for the 21st century.
Judging by the shots of it out and about in its camouflage, it isn’t hugely different than the concept Autocar came up with a while ago…
While it still resembles familiar boxy style of the original Defenders and Series’, you can see the adoption of the Discovery 4 type front-end and roofline. Only time will tell if it is as rugged, and as successful as the original…