2020 Land Rover Defender Uncovered Early In 90 And 110 Guises

A host of images and details of the all-new 2020 Land Rover Defender have surfaced online prior to the off-roader’s debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show later this week.

These images were shared online by the soflorovers Instagram account and are said to have come from the SA4x4 magazine in South Africa. They look to be the real deal.

Initial models to launch will be the Land Rover Defender 90 and Land Rover Defender 110. The latter of these has 291 mm (11.4-inches of ground clearance), an approach angle of 38 degrees, breakover angle of 28 degrees, a departure angle of 40 degrees, and a wading depth of 900 mm (35 inches). The article doesn’t offer many details about the Defender 90 version other than a handful of photos.

At launch, in South Africa at least, the Defender 110 will be offered with Jaguar Land Rover’s 3.0-liter P400 straight-six petrol delivering an impressive 400 hp and 405 lb-ft (550 Nm) of torque. On the diesel front is a 2.0-liter P240 turbo with 240 hp and 317 lb-ft (430 Nm) of torque. Clippings from the article also confirm the off-roader will come with Land Rover’s latest Configurable Terrain Response system that supports a Wade function. Permanent all-wheel drive comes standard alongside a center differential. Customers can option an Active Locking rear differential.

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In terms of looks, the new Defender adopts a more restrained and Range Rover-esque appearance. The front doesn’t feature a traditional grille and instead a handful of small horizontal cut-outs. Spin around to the sides and both the 90 and 110 models feature pronounced body-colored C-pillars and small windows on the side of the roof. Found at the rear is the spare wheel and four square taillights.

The new Land Rover Defender will be officially unveiled tomorrow so be sure to stay tuned to Carscoops to see more of this eagerly-anticipated off-roader.

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  • boo boo the fool

    personally I like it and it’s about $60,000 here which is less than I thought.

  • Thetruthísntalwayspopular

    It’s nice but very safe. Will probably sell well, but need updates sooner than expected.

  • Six_Tymes

    Looks Good so far. nice that it retains a distinct style of its own.

  • TheBelltower

    It’s boxy. I like it.

  • Matt

    I like the option of white steel wheels. I think LR have put a lot of thought into the new Defender and tried to do the impossible: Make it appeal to diehard Defender enthusiasts as well as conquest consumers in order for it to be financially successful.

  • Looks good! I like it, more so the 110.

  • This is really cool! Nice work, Land Rover!

  • Bash

    It came up to be interesting. I love it. But I’m still not liking that gear shifter.

  • SavetheCamaro

    The Defender comes to the US as Land Rover’s rival to the Mercedes G-Class, Jeep Wrangler, and Ford Bronco. While the Defender 90 may or may not come to the US, Defenders 110 and 130 will.

  • donald seymour

    Attractive vehicles, I give them that, but still undeserving of the Defender ‘s badge.

  • [email protected]/FordBronco

    2021 Ford Bronco amazing off-road vehicle.

    • who gives… No one does… I mean why on earth would you buy an unknown Ford?

    • no25

      Yeah, too bad you keep hiding your looks from us.

  • Some ol’ bloke

    I’m a bit torn over this – I like it but it just seems a bit…. strange?

  • Richard Taylor

    I’d have hated a retro G-Wagen thing, so I’m glad LR have kept the proportions of the Defender and brought a contemporary – dare I say futuristic – approach to the design. Have no idea of the purpose but I love the panel between B and C pillars. Presumably the heart of the Defender is in its off-road ability, durability and versatility. If LR can nail that, surely it’s well deserving of its title?

  • McFly

    Are they abandoning the defence market now?
    Just like the new G-Wagen, this seems to be a little too much of an “urban terrain vehicle”, and maybe not rugged enough to work in the army.

  • jfalckt

    Can’t decide if I like it or not

  • surfshop

    A blinged out bush car, clever one LR. looks set to drive on tarred roads only

  • Smith

    It’s not a Defender, it is just another Land Rover model. Completely lost the Defender DNA, such a shame they made this for Chelsea as opposed to real Defender customers.

    • jrelon

      Exactly. A perfectly fine car (probably), but not iconic.

      • Dennis James

        You can’t tell that a not-yet-launched car is not iconic. You can talk about “iconic” in 10-15 years or so.

  • Frase

    Not as bad as it could have been. The glamour shots help it out a bit and there are parts of the design I like, but it just doesn’t have the right feel. I do appreciate how it’s not to teched up like the rest of its family, what with its simpler approach, so it’s doesn’t look quite like an Apple product on wheels, yet it just doesn’t have the same spirit as its dad. I don’t hate it, I’m just a bit indifferent towards it.

  • Matthew Raworth

    I think we all know that the Suzuki Jimmy is the REAL new defender.

  • DMJ

    Yes, but in Europe the Land Cruiser 70 doesn´t comply with regulations, so Land Rover had to do something modern. They didn´t had an alternative. It will not be used as a workhorse in Africa because it will be too expensive and technological. But in Australia and Middle East, it will sell.

  • dumblikeyou2

    It reminds of an autoshow concept from the early 2000s. It just has that look. Ya know, dated?

    • Frase

      I agree. It’s been said before how it looks a bit like a Honda Element, so that early 2000s vibe isn’t just you.

    • willhaven

      Couldn’t agree more.

    • Dennis James

      Is the G-class dated ?

    • Cobrajet

      Good, we prefer it that way. It’s modern enough already.

  • Bob

    I like the back of it, not much else. The back is cool though.

  • I’m warming up to it a little bit.

    still dont’ like the overall direction but atleast it looks fairly decent.

  • no25

    I quite like it! I prefer the two/three door over the four/five door version. Looks really cool! If I were in the market for a new car, I would consider one.

  • Enter Ranting

    Needs more oilcan to the body panels to be authentic.

  • Rimas Kurtinaitis

    Hideous and dated. Even FCA did a good job making such a car.

  • WalthamDan

    Looks great except for the tire on the back. Lived with one of those once. P I T A!

    • Ben

      Better than it being under the vehicle.

  • Ilbirs

    One very appreciated feature can be seen on the top center part of this image:


    Yes, three places on the first row and people that love bench seats and consider Lamborghini-esque center consoles a waste of space rejoice.

  • Aeromann

    Yes this one is for the city center! 😬

  • Aeromann

    The real competitor will be the GLB, not the G!

  • Ben
    • Dennis James

      Indeed, both look like SUV’s with 4 wheels.

      • Ben

        Inchoate opinion

  • Juan Alvarez


  • SteersUright

    Reasonably cool if they come in quite affordably. Otherwise, I see nothing special here.

  • Cobrajet

    I can see that it can still have proper high profile wheels on it.

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