Company insiders the new Land Rover Defender could be the most capable off-roader ever built in the event it goes on sale in 2018.
Little has been confirmed concerning the new model, which replaces the ageing current model that ran out of production on 1 July 2015, but we expect it to take a look similar to your DC100 concept car pictured.
We also expect it to help keep that car’s utilitarian feel and this will be made to be easily maintained within the far-flung, harsh environments which the current Defender thrives in. To that end, it is likely to use wheel, bolt and tyre sizes that happen to be interchangeable with all the car’s big rival – the Toyota Land Cruiser.
Although it will likely be a utilitarian machine most notably, Land Rover will turn to expertise gained building plush SUVs like the Range Rover to present the new Defender a nicer interior versus the one found inside the Toyota.
The company is set to demonstrate another concept that can give a better idea what are the production-ready car will resemble sometime pick up, with reveals on the New York, Geneva and Frankfurt Motor Shows all possible.
Keep reading for those latest on the revolutionary Land Rover Defender.
2018 Land Rover Defender SVO
Most exciting of the is the probability of a quick Defender SVO. Land Rover knows there’s an industry for your vehicle – companies for instance Twisted have based their businesses on tuning Defenders, while 50 % of utilitarian Mercedes G Wagons sold are fast AMG versions – even so the company has not offered a unique fast Defender.
What could power this type of car expires for debate – traditionally powerful Defenders sport a petrol V8, but that may make method for a petrol V6 or possibly a more frugal turbodiesel.
Another possibility is often a super-luxurious SVA version that could sport premium fixtures and fittings to fascinate the same form of customers that purchased the exclusive edition LXV.
2018 Land Rover Defender construction and engines
One of the largest drawbacks from the current Defender is its outdated construction. Although its person’s body is made of lightweight (rust immune) aluminium, it sits using a steel ladder chassis that may be tough, and also heavy – some Defenders employ a kerb weight of greater than 2,000kg – tremendously for a not hard car. Constructing it too from aluminium will make a significant weight saving and allows the Defender several out of its super-high-tech engines.
Dubbed Ingenium, Land Rover’s brand new petrol and diesel engines will first feature inside new Discovery Sport, but we might expect these phones also power the revolutionary Defender. They’re relatively small in capacity (2.0-litres for the moment), but they are lightweight and boosted by turbochargers to make the power of a standard engine, though with far improved fuel economy. Not one from the current Defenders can return fuel economy of 30mpg. In theory, the newest model could double that.
2018 Lands Rover Defender technology
Land Rover includes plenty of technology at its disposal to assist do this and the brand new Defender ought to be much easier to drive versus the current car. It could receive a version of Land Rover’s Terrain Response system which makes it easy to setup the car to get a variety of conditions merely by selecting from a selection of presets. Hill descent would allow the revolutionary Defender to roll down steep inclines as a whole safety. One thing concerning the new model is apparent, it will need being excellent off-road and also adapt to a number of tasks.
2018 Land Rover Defender Styling
Sales with the current Land Rover Defender – a 65-year-old design – continue to be going strong, so it’s understandable which the firm is not going to become rushed into replacing it in the near future.
The wheels are usually in motion, though, along with the styling of the newest car has apparently been signed off. Its looks perfectly encapsulate the dual role in the Defender – city dwellers may treat the latest car as being a fashion accessory, but it’s an effective SUV most notably and the brand new model needs to reflect this.
Expect it to take an abundance of utilitarian inspiration from the actual Defender having a bluff front and slab sides, while incorporating some details (like LED signature lighting) which might be drawn in the more upmarket Range Rover line-up. The DC100 – first shown for the Frankfurt Motor Show this year and pictured above – provides us a good idea of what the newest model could appear like.
2018 Land Rover Defender factory
According to your report inside the Financial Times the revolutionary Land Rover Defender may very well be produced in Eastern Europe – possible locations include Gyor in Hungary. It appeals as a result of close links on the automotive industry since Audi setup shop there.
The success of models like the Discovery Sport, Evoque, Range Rover Sport, Range Rover and Jaguar XE show that UK-based Jaguar Land Rover factories – including Halewood and Solihull – are actually running near to maximum capacity.
New Land Rover Defender release date and price
We be ready to see a close-to-production-ready version of the brand new Defender sometime in 2016, with all the car taking sale in 2018. We predict it being priced from around £30,000.