The all-new Land Rover Defender has been given a serious makeover. The cutting edge off roading vehicle made its first appearance on Tuesday, Sept. 10th at the Frankfurt auto show.
While the vehicle lineup will not be completed until 2021, consumers can expect to see the 110 five-door model with five, six or seven seats at the beginning of next year and continuing in the second half of 2020 with the three-door, short-wheelbase version with five or six seats.
2020 Land Rover Defender, said to hit the market as early as Spring of 2020. (Photo source: Motor1.com)
In terms of price, the 2020 Land Rover Defender is the most expensive model yet. The Defender starts at a base MSRP of $49,900* and can get substantially higher depending on the technology and design of the vehicle. While this is may seem like a steep price increase from the first Defender model, it is still moderately lower than other Land Rover vehicles which are sometimes priced as high as $90,900* MSRP for the new base model Rage Rover.
The new Defender is considerably longer and wider than the previous-generation model, which was originally born as an agricultural vehicle in 1948. The three-door Defender 90 is closer to the length of the previous-generation five-door 110 model. The new model’s wheelbase is 101.9 inches, and it is 180.4 inches (including the spare tire on the tailgate) long, 78.6 inches wide and 77.5 inches high.
1948 Land Rover Defender (Photo Source: rac.co.uk)
The 2020 Land Rover Defender features a brand new infotainment system with full smartphone connectivity along with a navigation pro system and ClearSight ground view technology included with the standard 3D surround camera. In addition to the cabin interior technology, Land Rover also equipped the Defender with its largest set of tires. With a diameter of 32″, the Defender is rugged, durable, and ready for adventure.