Next Land Rover Defender Will Be All-New Car


Specialists of the British company Land Rover has announced plans to upgrade the family SUV Defender until 2017, inclusive. The year before the sale will be the new generation car in the variants of five and seven passengers. The last modification in the upgraded site collection will be the Defender in the back of a pickup truck.

When to Expect The Next Generation?

Information on the replacement of the present generation of the SUV appeared a year when was shown the concept DC100, but over time it became clear the new product will get only a small portion of technical and design solutions, resulting in the exterior of the two cars will differ more greatly.

Currently sold in the British Isles Land Rover Defender family includes cars with various types of lorries and pickups with single or double cab. It is known that the last SUVs of the current generation descended from the Assembly line manufacturer at late of 2015 year, although initial plans called for production until 2017.

The price on 2017 Land Rover Defender is indicated different in diverse sources, through the analysis it is possible to reliably indicate that it will be in range  $44k to $86k  for the US.

New Defender Production Plans

Land Rover implements a plan, which completely modernizes Defender by mid-2017. The restyling will affect all SUV versions. To date, the company plans to bring a new generation pickup to the market. About this reports the British magazine “What Car?” referring to the Land Rover chief designer Gerry McGovern.

Less of Hardcore Off-Roader

Main producer designer Gerry McGovern noted that the new generation of SUV Defender against its predecessor will be more premium, with a leader car and will look at the background of the main competitors in the segment of this vehicles with minimal technical equipment. Idea of creating brutal SUV based on “Defender” was rejected by company’s management. Perhaps in the new SUV we will see some solutions implemented in the prototype DC100.According to McGovern, the next pickup will be premium. Also Land Rover Design Department head said that the upcoming outlook of the Defender SUV has changed dramatically. The car is designed on the same aluminum platform as the new Range Rover. It is planned to bring to market several modifications of the new-gen Defender.

New Platform

This model of next generation Land Rover will be based on a new platform, or a simplified LR Discovery of this generation, which provides the ability to install pneumatic suspension.

Land Rover Defender, according to preliminary plans, will come with a 2.2-liter 4-cyl motor installed on the Freelander. Also, as an option, and gasoline V6 volume of 2.7 liters.

Buyers will be available in seven – and five-seat versions of the SUV. The new designed suspension, which will become more reliable resulting in chassis repair will be expensive.
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Land Rover fans are holding breath and cross their fingers for the sooner update of Defender, brutal off-roader without compromise. However, the new generation might lose some of it's capabilities.

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