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.
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.