New Land Rover Defender tested in the desertAugust 21, 2019
Land Rover tested prototypes of the next-generation Defender SUV in Dubai, where cars drove along ordinary roads and in the desert. Test videos were posted on YouTube.
With these tests, the British brand celebrated the 65th anniversary of the collaboration of Land Rover and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the Humanitarian Aid Organization (IFRC).
Previously, the prototypes of the new Defender traveled to African Kenya, traveled along the Rocky Mountains in Colorado at an altitude of more than 3 thousand meters above sea level, and were also tested beyond the Arctic Circle. Temperatures ranged from minus 40 to plus 50 degrees Celsius. In total, engineers conducted more than 45 thousand individual tests, and in total cars passed more than 1.2 million kilometers.
The next generation Land Rover Defender will be built on a new lightweight chassis with independent suspension. The SUV will lose its V8 engines – gasoline and diesel engines with four and six cylinders will enter the line of units. Engines will be paired with an automatic transmission.
The premiere of the new Land Rover Defender will take place in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show, and car sales will begin in 2020.
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