When will a smaller version of the Land Rover Defender SUV arrive?November 2, 2020
According to representatives of the British brand, a smaller version of the Land Rover Defender SUV will be presented in 2022. The new Defender will receive four-wheel drive, as well as a plug-in hybrid engine.
British company Jaguar Land Rover, which is owned by India’s Tata Motors, has big plans for the beginning of this decade. In addition to the already confirmed all-new Jaguar XJ (sedan) and Land Rover Range Rover (SUV), several more models are in development. One of these will be the large Jaguar J-Pace crossover, which was indirectly confirmed by the company over a year ago, and a scaled-down version of the Road Rover SUV.
The British publication What Car recently covered all of these models, as well as the next-generation Range Rover Sport and the Jaguar F-Type.
Supposedly slated for release in 2022, Land Rover’s entry-level SUV is said to be significantly cheaper than its siblings. It is reported that although the large Defender in the UK has a minimum price of £ 42,920, its younger brother will start at around £ 25,000.
While the exterior of the small Defender will not differ much from the usual SUV, the interior will receive significant changes. To achieve this affordable starting price and still be profitable, Land Rover is working on a “simplified interior” with fewer amenities and possibly cheaper materials.
The more compact size of the car will result in a less spacious cabin, and while the number of doors is not mentioned in the report, the rendering of What Car shows a practical five-door layout.
Under the hood of the miniature Defender will be the JLR’s three-cylinder 1.5-liter petrol engine, which is already used in the automaker’s larger models. The three-cylinder engine will send power to the front wheels as standard, but all-wheel drive will be available at an additional cost.
Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote that a tuned Land Rover Defender appeared on sale. The 5-door Land Rover Defender 110 at the expense of the British tuning company Project Kahn has acquired the Vesuvius Edition, informs on Wednesday, October 7.
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