New Land Rover Defender experienced in lion reserveJune 4, 2019
The British company announced the completion of extreme tests of an SUV, which took place in the Kenyan Boran Nature Reserve
Land Rover has announced the completion of the next generation Defender SUV test program, which took place in Kenya in Boran’s Lion Reserve. Video from the tests conducted in conjunction with the organization Tusk Trust, published on YouTube.
The prototype of an SUV, painted in camouflage to match the color of the local landscape, helped to track the lions, and was also used to transport equipment. The Borana Nature Reserve is almost an ideal place to test the new Defender with dense forests, plains, hills and muddy river banks.
The car forced water obstacles, pulled heavy trailers and drove on heavy off-road. Defender was used when changing defective lion chip collars, when the animal was temporarily put to sleep with a dart with a sleeping pill.
Recall the new Land Rover Defender debuts until the end of 2019. At the moment, the British are driving cars with both a five-door (index 110) and 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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