The wait for an all-new 2020 Land Rover Defender is almost over and we say that because the latest generation of the iconic off-roader won’t be arriving in dealerships immediately.
The first customers able to order the 2020 Defender are the British, who can do it as of right now, with deliveries expected early next year. Like in the rest of the world, the off-roader will debut in the UK in 110 guise and five trim levels: Defender, S, SE, HSE, First Edition, and top-of-the-range Defender X.
Pricing starts at £45,240 (approximately $55,930) for the entry-level Defender model equipped with the D200 2.0-liter turbo diesel engine that makes 200 PS (197 hp). All models get an eight-speed auto with a two-speed transfer case, AWD system, and Terrain Response.
For the money, customers will get plenty of standard features. On the outside, those include a heated windscreen, power-adjustable side mirrors with heating, automatic headlights and rain sensing wipers, LED headlights, LED taillights, 18-inch steel wheels with all-season tires, and body color roof.
The list of standard interior features consists of 8-way heated semi-powered front seats, two-zone climate control, manually adjustable steering column, Light Oyster Morzine headlining, auto-dimming interior rear view mirror, 40:20:40 folding rear seats (Defender 110), 40:20:40 fixed rear seats (Defender 90) and more.
On the tech front, the base 2020 Defender gets goodies such as a 10-inch touch screen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, Connected Navigation Pro, DAB radio, 180-watt sound system, and analogue dials with central TFT display, among other things.
Standard driver assistance tech includes a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, Emergency Braking, 3D Surround Camera, ClearSight Ground View, cruise control and speed limiter, driver condition monitor, lane keep assist, 360 Park Aid, Wade Sensing, Traffic Sign Recognition and Adaptive Speed Limiter.
The most expensive model in Britain is the range-topping P400 six-cylinder mild hybrid which kicks off at a whopping £78,800 ($97,400). In fairness, it only comes in the top-of-the-range X trim level. Exact prices for the short-wheelbase Defender 90 haven’t been set yet but Land Rover estimates a base price of around £40,000 ($49,500) while the Defender Commercial workhorse is expected to start at approximately £35,000 ($43,300).
In the United States, the 2020 Defender 110 in base trim starts at $49,900 with the P300 turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine rated at 296 hp (300 PS). The P400 mild-hybrid six-cylinder model is priced at $62,250 in SE grade and tops out at $80,900 in range-topping X grade. U.S. prices exclude a $1,025 destination and delivery fee. The new Defender 110 will arrive Stateside in spring 2020 while the Defender 90 is expected later on next year.