New Land Rover Defender Expected in October

Added: 30 July 2019

New Defender

Have you been waiting on news of the 2020 Land Rover Defender? Well, you’re in luck because the information has been revealed including when you can expect this exciting new model to hit the market.

When Will It Launch?

The mid-size defender 110 is scheduled for release in October of this year. Shortly after this in March 2020 we will see the release of the short-wheelbase 90 option while the long-wheelbase 130 will follow in August 2020. 

An Impressive Appearance

The Land Rover recently made a startling appearance at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, dazzling attendees as it made the hill climb route. Although we already know a little about the exterior design of the new vehicle, it was kitted out in full camouflage gear. 

For instance, we know that the Defender 110 will be 1,916mm tall with a width of 1,999m and a length of 4,758mm. The wheelbase also measures 3,022mm in total. 

In contrast, the 90 is a little smaller with a length of 4,323mm and a wheelbase of 2,587mm. 

The 130 has the same wheelbase as the 110 but the length is significantly larger at 5,100mm.

Land Rover Defender Interior

In terms of interior design, a few more details have been revealed. This includes that fact that the 90 will be available with five or six seats. It’s understood that this will be a three-plus-three arrangement and include a middle seat within the front bench of the vehicle. In contrast, the 110 will come with five, six or even seven seats. The largest model will have three-row seating with eight seats in total.

Land Rover Defender Engine Specs

The new Defender will be available with a choice of six engines. This includes three diesel varieties, two petrol options as well as one plug-in hybrid. The powertrains are going to be taken from Land Rover’s current and line-up. All will be available when the vehicle launches with the exception of the most powerful diesel variety. 

With the petrol engine, buyers will be provided with a 2.0-litre four-cylinder P300 engine. This is going to provide a claimed acceleration of 0-62mph in just 7.9-second s. Alternatively, buyers can opt for a turbocharged P400 3-litre engine which will offer an acceleration in the same limit of 5.3 seconds. 

The diesel range is available with an entry 2.0-litre four-cylinder D200 turbocharged engine. Acceleration does take a hit, and it will reach 0-62 in ten seconds. The D240 engine will hit the mark a little faster at 8.9 seconds. 

The most powerful diesel option is a 3.0 litre straight-six turbocharged option with an apparent time of 0-62 in just 7.4 seconds. This is the one that won’t be available until much later next year. 

Land Rover Defender Trims

The vehicles will come in four different trims. Each trim offers different features with the standard providing LED headlights, adjustable seating as well as a 10-inch infotainment system. 

More expensive trims include memory mirrors, Krypton alloys and an advanced surround speaker system as well as an electrically adjustable steering column.

Find out more about the latest Landrover at Heritage Landrover.