New and old Defender fought in a tug of warNovember 8, 2020
Land Rover ATVs measured traction capabilities
Carwow’s YouTube channel fought a duel between the new and old Land Rover Defender. Diesel SUVs of different generations have fought in a tug of war on the ground.
The old frame Land Rover Defender has a proven design: under the hood is a 2.2-liter 122-horsepower (360 Nm) turbodiesel, which is combined with a manual 6-speed gearbox; there is a reduction gear and mechanical differential locks.
The new Defender has abandoned the frame architecture in favor of a monocoque body, the central and rear differential locks are activated via a touchscreen, the traction is distributed by electronics, there is air suspension, and the transmission is an 8-speed automatic ZF. The new Land Rover has a more high-torque 240-horsepower (430 Nm) 2.0 turbodiesel and 350 kilograms more curb weight. The new Defender, however, has less toothed tires and costs more.
Land Rover ATVs faced off in several rounds, but the results of the confrontation were unambiguous. A year ago, the carwow channel compared the traction capabilities of SUVs from a different price category – the new Mercedes-AMG G 63 dropped the glove of the “charged” Range Rover Sport SVR.
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