Land Rover postpones launch of Defender 90 three-door SUV

Land Rover postpones launch of Defender 90 three-door SUV

August 1, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

According to the press service of the British automaker, the appearance of the three-door Land Rover Defender 90 SUV is delayed until 2021. The culprit was production problems caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

The plant of British automaker Jaguar Land Rover in Nitra, Slovakia, is responsible for the production of the next generation of the Defender SUV for all global markets. However, at present, the company is working only one shift, trying to collect more than 20,000 Defender copies – this is the number of pre-orders for the model received in the last hours.

A small post on Land Rover’s website states that “production of the three-door Defender 90 and the start of deliveries have been delayed as a result of supply chain restrictions related to COVID-19 (coronavirus – editor’s note).

“Please contact your local dealer to place an order for the Defender 90 and for delivery times.”

In a statement released by Foreign Auto News, Land Rover spokesman Joseph Stable confirmed that the Defender 90 three-row SUV “is not available for the 2020 model year version. It will be released as a novelty for the 2021 model year and is expected to hit the market in early 2021. ”

It seems logical that Land Rover delayed the launch of the short-wheelbase Defender, as it has many more orders for the four-door Defender 110. Mr. Stable did not give a specific date when the Defender 90 should start shipping.

The Defender 90 and Defender 110 won’t be the only variants of the iconic SUV on offer. A month ago, the British car manufacturer showed the Defender in a “Hard Top” version, which is designed as a commercial version. This model will be offered in both the 90 three-door and 110 four-door versions, but will probably not reach customers until the regular Defender 90 begins shipping.

Not so long ago, AutoTimewsNews wrote that an electric car was made from an old Land Rover Defender. The classic frame Land Rover Defender was turned into an electric car, the project was developed by the British company Twisted.