The 2020 Land Rover Defender finally arrives. It’s been a year since Land Rover first announced that it would bring back the Defender after 21 years. And now, at the Frankfurt Motor Show, that finally came the. The 2020 Land Rover Defender finally arrives, much to the delight of all off-roader enthusiasts out there who sorely miss the ride.
This year’s comeback variant represents a major leap forward in terms of styling. You’ll find a much smoother and modern design language this time around. The front grilles consist mostly of slots, while the headlights and their running-light patterns resemble a set of formidable eyes. Refined, but very aggressive. Exactly what you’d want from a beastly ride like this.
The long-awaited Land Rover Defender redesign will come in a five-door “110” variant and a short wheelbase two-door “90,” and both will come in six different models. If you live in the United States, you will have the option to go for a P300 powertrain with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 296 ponies. The range-topping P400 mild-hybrid, meanwhile, ups that to 395 horsepower, 406 pound-feet of torque, and a zero to 60 time of just 5.8 seconds.
The 2020 Land Rover Defender is built on Land Rover’s new all-aluminum D7x platform and stays true to its heritage. It boasts a high level of off-road capability that you can adjust through a new Configurable Terrain Response system. It will also serve as the first Land Rover to include a Wade Sensing program. With it, the car automatically adjusts its settings as it traverses through different terrain.
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