The all-new 2020 Land Rover Defender has been spied during several occasions previously. Also, it was spotted on the Indian roads last month. Now, an image of its instrument cluster has surfaced online, in which the profile of the 5-door version is visible in an undisguised form. Moreover, the 3-door version's front-end has allegedly leaked in an upcoming Lego set.
The 2020 Land Rover Defender seems to feature an upright front-end with a rectangular upper grille and lower grille, clamshell bonnet and deep-set circular headlamp. It has those familiar boxy-body characteristics but there is very little in common compared to its predecessor. On the sides, the next-gen Defender sports blacked out B- and D-pillars, while the A- and C-pillars come finished in body colour. Squarish wheel arches, large alloy wheels, straight lines, squarish windows and plain door design, elevate the SUV's sturdy character. At the back, a spare wheel is mounted on a side-hinged tailgate.
The 2020 Land Rover Defender will be offered in a five-door '110' version and a short-wheelbase, three-door '90' version. With two different wheelbase options available, the company will be able to offer whole different ranges of the new Defender from bare basic utilitarian models to the high-on-luxury variants. Rumour has it that there is an even longer-wheelbase, '130' version in the making.
The all-new Land Rover Defender will share the D7u platform with the Land Rover Discovery, Range Rover Sport and Range Rover. Engine options may include 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol and diesel units and a 3.0-litre six-cylinder petrol unit in multiple outputs, all from the Ingenium family. The 3.0-litre unit will feature48-volt mild-hybrid technology.
The previous generation Land Rover Defender was never sold in India. The new generation Land Rover Defender, however, will likely be launched.
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