The next generation Defender will use JLR’s D7 architecture and also their Ingenium line of engines while it will also possess all its offroad traits like its predecessor
Land Rover stopped the production of the Defender back in the year 2016. The British Utility vehicle manufacturer sold a total of two million units of the Defender in its lifespan which lasted for almost 68 years. Recently Land Rover released some new spy shots of a camouflaged prototype vehicle which most probably is the new generation Defender.
The prototype which was caught testing still gets the same boxy design but somehow misses out the hardcore offroading traits and character that its predecessor possessed. If you look at the Defender prototype in these spy shots you will find some resemblance with the DC100 concept showcased at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor show.
However, we cannot make any guesses right now about its appearance because this is one of the earlier test prototype vehicles which will receive a lot of changes with time. You can expect the final production variant to look completely different than its predecessor and will be equipped with more modern elements.
However, what we are eagerly waiting to find out is the fact that whether the next generation Defender will also carry its offroading genes or not. Few reports on the internet state that the new generation Defender will be the highest tech Land Rover yet and thus expect it to also be equipped with some modern off-road technology like the Terrain Response II system.
Besides the technology expect the Defender to also feature plenty of ground clearance, approach, and departure and also break over angles. Codenamed L663 the new generation Defender will be using the Jaguar Land Rover architecture D7u underpinnings which also support the RR Sport and Discovery.
This will not only help Land Rover to help save money during its production but also use almost any of the petrol and diesel Ingenium line of engines to power the SUV. Although there are no words on its official launch date yet when launched the Land Rover Defender will compete directly against the likes of Mercedes-Benz G-Class and Toyota Land Cruiser.
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