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Get Your First Official Look at the Sleek New Land Rover Defender

One of the most iconic 4x4s ever constructed is making a comeback. The Land Rover Defender—the boxy, British-built truck with a legendary popularity for gobbling up gnarly terrain throughout the globe—has been redesigned, and was unveiled at present at the Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany.

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“This is a new Defender for a new age,” Gerry McGovern, Land Rover’s chief design officer, mentioned in a press launch.

 

Courtesy of Land Rover

The new Defender has been producing buzz for some time, however that is the first official look at the redesigned rig. Like earlier generations of Defenders, it’ll be obtainable as an extended wheelbase model (the 110) and a brief wheelbase model (the 90), though the longer mannequin will go on sale first. The new vans retain the boxy form of the earlier generations—albeit with sleeker, extra rounded edges—in addition to the brief entrance and rear overhangs that enable Defenders to climb over obstacles with ease.

But the newest Land Rover isn’t simply good to look at. It’s tricked out for some punishing rides in the filth. The new Defender comes geared up with everlasting four-wheel drive and options totally unbiased suspension, a two-speed switch case, and a locking middle differential. It additionally has a brand new “Configurable Terrain Response” system that enables drivers to tweak the truck’s efficiency for varied floor situations. On high of that, it has a most payload of as much as 1,984 kilos, can tow as much as eight,201 kilos, and may wade into water as much as 35.four inches deep.

Although Land Rover hasn’t but launched stats on the drivetrain choices, we do know that the truck shall be obtainable with fuel and diesel engines, and a plug-in electrical hybrid possibility will be part of the lineup subsequent yr.

Land Rover DefenderCourtesy of Land Rover
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While the off-road efficiency is basic Land Rover, the inside of the new truck is a far cry from the bare-bones Defenders of years previous. It includes a 10-inch touchscreen “PIVI Pro” infotainment system that’s suitable with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and may obtain over-the-air software program updates for ongoing upgrades.

In addition, Land Rover is releasing 4 Accessory Packs to equipment out your truck, together with extras like a side-mounted gear service, a roof rack, and even an air compressor, so that you may be prepared for any and all off-road adventures.

Land Rover DefenderCourtesy of Land Rover

[Starting at $49,900 for the Defender 110; landroverusa.com]

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