New Land Rover Defender will receive air suspensionAugust 21, 2019
The Defender will be based on an aluminum monocoque, which is already used on the new Range Rover, Range Rover Sport and Discovery. At the same time, he will undergo significant modernization – in particular, engineers will strengthen the subframes and suspension arms.
Plus, the SUV will use special settings for the all-wheel drive system, as well as the Terrain Response proprietary off-road assistance system.
As before, Land Rover Defender will receive both three- and five-door modifications. 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 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, were tested in the UAE desert, 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 premiere of the new Land Rover Defender will take place in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show, and car sales will begin in 2020.