2019 Land Rover Defender – Land Rover ended the long history of Defender. Since 2016, no more news about the production of regeneration and a new generation of replacement Defender. Until rumors are proclaimed Autocar site, UK said Land Rover Defender reborn in 2019. That year coincided with the birth of the 70th birthday in the world.
According to rumors, Defender was reborn at the end of 2018 and sold in 2019. That means the model that appears in 2018 is no longer a concept model. But the unit is ready for production. Labeled with the name L663, the new generation Defender appears modern, no longer carrying the pride box design. There is a reason why Land Rover did not release the concept design. Because do not want the model emulated by other manufacturers as in the previous case.
In 2011, Land Rover has released the concept of DC100 which is predicted to be the successor of Defender. But it was never realized, for business reasons and the costs required. Defender itself, until the last moment, did not contribute to high sales. So, Land Rover plans to use an existing platform base to build Defender. The lightweight aluminum architecture of Jaguar Land Rover is the base of two Defender models, 90 inches and 110 inches wheelbase which is one of the Defender trademarks.
In addition to the two wheelbase options, there is also a choice of hard top and soft top. Do not stop there, other applications may also be built like a super-luxury pickup or super extreme for the heavyweight field. It was a necessity because of its competitors, Jeep Wrangler and Mercedes-Benz G-Class, also have the custom design.
Not only built from the Jaguar Land Rover architecture, as used Range Rover, Range Rover Sport and Discovery, Defender will also have a choice of gasoline and diesel engine range. It’s base from Ingenium Jaguar Land Rover engine line. Although carrying many aspects of modern, Defender will still be designed to get through the various road conditions are not friendly. Agility and on-road performance are also significantly improved.
Manufacturing plans to make Defender the third pillar, after Range Rover and Land Rover Discovery. Although until now not clear which position will be filled by Defender. Most likely the word Premium is attached to the newer generation Defender later. With that means Defender has the most advanced features of Land Rover as well as a high price tag.
The birth of the new Defender can give expectations to many SUV enthusiasts with serious off-road capabilities. Currently, competitors are starting to move, the new Jeep Wrangler has been slid and the new Mercedes-Benz G-Class is also soon releasing. Toyota has a new generation of SUVs to roam the terrain shown from the FT-4X and FT-AC concept. So is the latest generation Suzuki Jimny. The stage is almost ready, just waiting for the birth of the new Land Rover Defender into the world.