Land Rover is working on the new generation Defender which will be its most high-tech model ever; expected to launch in 2019
British luxury automaker Land Rover is working on a new generation Defender, which is supposed to launch sometime in 2019. The car is expected to be the most high-tech model ever from the British marquee. The new Discovery is the most high-tech model from Land Rover at present, and it is claimed that upcoming Defender will beat the Discovery as well.
Land Rover Discovery is certainly an iconic SUV from the company, which is full of technologies, making the car capable to go literally any terrains. In an interview jaguar Land Rover CEO Ralf Speth has revealed that new generation Defender will be a true successor of outgoing model.
The new generation Land Rover Defender will sport a radically different design, while the DNA of the car will remain intact. The car is very likely to be based on the DC100 concept. It will sport new headlamps, new front grille, redesigned front bumper and more aggressive look so-far compared to the outgoing model. The car will receive shorter overhang enabling it more challenging tasks during off-roading.
Apart from that, new design elements will be visible at side and rear profile of the car as well. Inside the cabin as well, new generation land Rover Defender will feature more techs to give more control to driver. The car is expected to come available in two different wheelbase variants. The standard variant will come with 2,922mm of wheelbase while there will be a long wheelbase model with 3,120mm of wheelbase.
Power source for upcoming Land Rover Defender will be four-cylinder Ingenium diesel engine from the company’s armory. On transmission front it will come equipped with both manual and automatic gearboxes. The new generation model will feature all-independent suspension set-up from new Discovery giving it more off-road worthiness.