This Is What The 2020 Land Rover Defender Looks Like

Shortly after an image of the Lego Technic 2020 Land Rover Defender emerged online, an image snapped of the new Defender’s digital gauge cluster has landed on our desks. It provides us with our first look at the vehicle’s exterior design free of any camouflage.

The image was reportedly shared online through a number of Land Rover forums and soon made its way onto Twitter. It shows a digital side view of the new Defender and reveals that it will have a much more modern design than the previous-generation model.

Up front, the new Land Rover appears to have a slightly more rounded face with circular LED headlights. Elsewhere, there are black wing mirrors as well as black B-and D-pillars alongside a body-colored floating C-pillar. There also appears to be a small side window incorporated into the roof much like some previous hardtop variants.

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The vehicle’s exterior design isn’t overly surprising and is roughly what we predicted it would look like. Buyers should be pleased that the new Defender retains a boxy shape and some of the curved edges and new features will certainly make it appear more modern and road-focused.

Underpinning the new Defender is a modified version of the MLA platform used by the likes of the Range Rover Sport and Land Rover Discovery. We don’t yet know what powertrains will be available for customers but do anticipate to see a number of 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol and diesel units paired with a four-wheel drive option as well as manual and automatic transmissions. A petrol-electric hybrid will probably be offered at some stage.

The new Defender will launch in September either during the Frankfurt Auto Show or at a dedicated launch event.

  • Hot Twink

    They kept the iconic Alpine roof windows.

  • ME

    reborn LR4 that went modern butch.

  • TheBelltower

    This will do really well.

  • yonceous

    and i oop-

  • Rocket

    Despite looking like a lifted baby Flex, I like it.

    • Ben

      So disrespectful….and accurate.

    • McFly

      Yup. When Land Rover wants to make the Defender a bit more civilized, it will look like a Ford Flex or a Škoda Yeti, because those cars borrowed some design cues from Land Rover.

  • Bash

    I wonder if this and the upcoming bronco will share something. I just keep having this thought every time I see either one.

    • Matteo Tommasi

      Just hope not. This isn’t even body on frame, it’s just another range rover.

  • Nordschleife

    Looks modern and quite cool. I dig it.

  • cbATL

    This makes my wiener hard.

  • I already love it!!

  • Hoe

    Looks too civilised, I was waiting for some more true off-road aesthetics and proportions. Not a purist, but it’s an icon.
    They did like Mini, but I don’t think this recipe is applicable (accurate, right) on the Defender

  • StrangerGP

    Looks good, will probably look even better with an off-road pack. 😉

  • onthetrack

    Looks like a modern Land Rover Defender – AWESOME! Nice to see the classic Alpine Windows in the rear roof. I think they’ve had these since the 1950s. Discovery 1 & 2 had them too. Can’t wait to see what the 2-door short wheelbase model will look like – hopefully with a classic open-top version too.

  • Vyurr

    Still looks like the DC100, so disappointing.

    • would be fun if it looked like a DC10

      • Vyurr

        I guess a jetliner is technically an off-road vehicle lol

  • ksegg

    Introducing another JLR vehicle that will sit at the bottom of initial quality, and short and long reliability rankings.

    • People leasing it in BeverlyHills won’t care… It will be problem on the 2nd hand market.

      • ksegg

        That’s actually a very good point. I somehow forgot wealthy people treat cars as disposable maxi pads. Use once, trash it, and throw it away.

        • Some do… And people who will have the car for the first 2 years with a warranty will be annoyed if it’s not reliable. Once it will be available at reasonable prices 2nd hand… The cost of repairs won’t go down. If I could I would lease cars… Enjoy them when everything works, let others have the problems with the car.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    I like it, but at the risk of sounding ungrateful, this looks like a Discovery. This is what the Disco V should have looked like. It doesn’t feel “hard enough” for the full Defender name.

  • Six Thousand Times

    But will it be a toy or a serious 4×4?

    • ErnieB

      A 4×4 toy car?

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