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Project Land Rover Defender on

Project Land Rover Defender on
The last Defender rolls off the line in 2016

The first details are beginning to trickle out about the Land Rover Defender’s possible successor. A concept is likely to be presented in 2018, followed by a production model in 2019. The incoming Defender will be presented as a global model and will conform to country specific emissions legislation and safety norms.

The new Defender is expected to be offered in several body styles like the classic two- and four-door models. It is expected to adopt unibody architecture to save weight and cost and given the brand’s off-road technology applications, there should be no doubt about its on- and off-road capabilities. Should this happen, the question purists would have is whether the traditional capabilities of the body-on-frame predecessor would be compromised and given the engineering capabilities, this aspect can easily be overridden.

Power will come from the new Ingenium-based diesel and petrol powertrains currently used by many Jaguar and Land Rover models. Entry level trim could make use of the same turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol and diesel four-cylinders. Bigger models could get the 3.0-litre V6.

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