Land Rover has finally took the wraps off of the long-awaited Defender redesign. The beloved SUV with legendary off-road prowess has been revamped with a modern look, while retaining it’s rugged capabilities. The new Defender will be available in Spring 2020 in a five-door 110 variant followed by a short wheelbase two-door 90 version. Both will come with either a turbocharged four-cylinder that produces 296 horsepower or a mild-hybrid powertrain that delivers 395-hp and 406 lb-ft of torque.
Based on the same platform that underpins the latest generation Discovery, it stays true to its heritage of go-anywhere capability. It features a new Configurable Terrain Response system and is the first Land Rover to include a Wade Sensing program that automatically adjusts the car’s settings as it travels through water. The Defender will be able to wade through an impressive 35.4 inches of water.
Other features include a contrast hood treatments, outdoor-ready Satin Protective Film wraps, twelve wheel options, rubberized flooring, an optional Front Row Center Seat, and a new infotainment system with a 10-inch touch screen and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility. Defender 90 models are also available with a full-length folding fabric roof for the Defender 90 to put occupants a little closer to the great outdoors.
When the new Defender it arrived it will be priced from $49,900.