Land Rover spoke about the extreme trials of the new DefenderApril 30, 2019
Land Rover has published a new series of photos of the next generation SUV Defender, and also reported some details about the tests of the car. The premiere of the model will be held in 2019.
A fleet of camouflaged test prototypes covered a total of one and a half million kilometers during tests in different parts of the world. In particular, the cars visited African Kenya with its “merciless roads”, drove through the Rocky Mountains to Colorado at an altitude of more than 3 thousand meters above sea level, and were also tested beyond the Arctic Circle.
Temperatures in different parts of the world ranged from minus 40 to plus 50 degrees Celsius. In total, engineers conducted more than 45 thousand individual tests.
Land Rover runs in cars with a five-door (index 110), and with a three-door body (index 90). It is possible that the model will later have a long-wheelbase modification (index 130), as well as an option with a pick-up body.
The next generation Land Rover Defender will be built on a new lightweight chassis with independent suspension. It is assumed that the SUV will lose its V8 engines, which will be replaced by new two-liter diesel and petrol “turbo-fours” of the Ingenium family. It is possible that the V6 units will also add to the engine range. In addition, the SUV will have a modification with a hybrid power plant.
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