New Land Rover Defender To Help Firm Revive

by Mohammed Burman | 30/01/2019
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The next-gen Land Rover Defender, which will be offered in 12 variants as well as a five-door and a three-door version with a short wheelbase, is expected to help the British automaker recover from the slump.

Land Rover is preparing to launch the new-gen Defender at the beginning of 2020 after its debut later this year. Having appeared in the global auto market in 1983, not until 1990 did it start to bring the typical Defender badge. The last-gen Defender was introduced in 2016 January, but it was not remarkably different from the previous models.

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2020 Land Rover Defender under camouflage left side profile

The new-gen Land Rover Defender is anticipated to be launched in early 2020

The British auto manufacturer has decided to develop a redesigned Defender. This vehicle has been spotted testing numerous time under heavy camouflage. The Defender will be available with a five-door and a three-door version with a short wheelbase. The images indicate that a spare wheel will also be provided for the new 5-door Defender.

2020 Land Rover Defender rear

A spare wheel is available with the new-gen Land Rover Defender

Underpinned by a car-like platform, the new Land Rover Defender will perform better on-road, thanks to the free suspension in the rear. Furthermore, the off-road capabilities of the vehicle will also be improved with tailgates hinged on either side, boxy style and short overhangs. Anticipated to be available in 12 variants, a wide range of body designs, from pick-ups to soft-tops along with an array of interior styles, from ultra-utilitarian to super-luxury will also be offered to enhance the vehicle’s appeal.

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2020 Land Rover Defender side profile running

Thanks to some new features, the 2020 Land Rover Defender offer better on-road and off-road capabilities

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) considers this vehicle to be a crucial part in the recovery from two successive quarters which suffers from revenue losses last year. A turnaround plan is also developed by the company for money saving and cash flow improvement in the next year and a half, which involves reducing its Research & Development budget. Accordingly, the British automaker has closed the Solihull and Castle Bromwich factory. The former was previously utilised to manufacture the previous Defender model.  

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