New details about the Land Rover Defender 2020June 15, 2019
In an attempt to maximize the number of buyers who will become potential owners of the new generation Defender SUV, the British brand Land Rover is going to present a car in the United States and China.
It turns out that the updated Defender is designed to meet the needs of different countries and in particular China. Foreign publication Automotive News reports that in a recent presentation made for investors, the British automaker said that the Defender 2020 model year will have “specific features of China.” It is not known what this actually means, although the generous wheelbase offering a lot of legroom for rear passengers is probably made with an eye to the automotive market in this country. In China, such cars are respected.
It will be interesting to see whether all these features appear in the global version of the legendary SUV, or Land Rover plans to introduce a separate version of the new Defender for China.
There is still no information about where the car will be built in this case – for the rest of the world, the mass production of an SUV will be adjusted at a new plant in Slovakia. The British brand has a 50:50 joint venture, created in 2012 with Chery to create models such as the Evoque and Discovery Sport, as well as several Jaguar models.
Brand new Defender will be presented at the motor show in Frankfurt, Germany (September of this year). The off-road vehicle will go on sale early next year, and its motor range will include both conventional engines and hybrid counterparts – so-called soft hybrids will be presented, as well as plug-in hybrid motors.
Land Rover has promised an extensive lineup for the revived Defender, including affordable versions that act as “workhorses”, joined by more luxurious models for those interested in a viable alternative to the Mercedes G-Class.
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