2020 Land Rover Defender: Returning to Reclaim Lost Glory
The 2020 Land Rover Defender is back with swift imposing retribution! The last Defender sold on American shores was way back in 1997. After that, the Defender almost disappeared from the market, giving way for some buttoned-down crossovers like the Evoque, Velar, and new Discovery Sport.
Now, the Defender is back to reclaim its lost glory, but truth be told, modern Land Rovers are way behind those class-leaders known for reliability and durability, no matter how much of off-road prowess and refined luxury they have. Still, Land Rover wants to change all that with the 2020 Defender.
Considering its performance in real world testing, the new Defender can truly be equated with its forbearers in terms of toughness and sturdiness. And, this is done by exposing the vehicle to the most treacherous situation, including scorching heat, sub-artic temperatures, and high-altitude environments.
When Is The New Land Rover Defender Coming Out?
As noted by experts at Land Rover service, The 2020 Land Rover Defender comes in two body styles – the long-wheelbase Defender 110 with five, six, or seven seats; and the shorter-wheelbase Defender 90 with two doors. The former will land in the U.S market by the spring of 2020 while the latter follows soon after.
The new Land Rover Defender is available in two trim models P300 and P400. The Defender 110 P300 comes with a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder mill delivering 296 horsepower and 295 lb-ft. of torque. On the other, the Defender P400 is powered by a larger 3.0-liter inline-six with both turbocharging and electric supercharging.
The vehicle boasts towing capacity as much as 8,201 lbs. It also comes with Advanced Tow Assist which allows drivers to perform tricky reverse maneuvers by steering the trailer via a rotary controller on the center console.
Old Dogs and New Tricks:
Maybe, the 2020 Defender is exactly the opposite of previous models. However, the old models were more marked by their simplicity. If you look at those models, you can notice they were more of rectangular profile and boxy shape with solid front and rear axles, without any digital complications.
Practical & Comfortable Interior:
The 2020 Defender interior is characterized by modern touches including a 12.3-inch central touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and new electronic vehicle architectures with over-the-air updates. It also offers a 3D surround-view camera, a six-speaker audio system (with optional 10 and 14 speakers), and USB ports along with 12V sockets in the front and second row.
Overall, the car is impressive. To keep it running strong, be certain to bring it in for servicing and repair at Land Rover Greensboro NC.