For fans of the long-running Defender, this new redesign is going to be exciting. The update, slated to be revealed in 2019, will likely include some modern updates while staying true to it’s heritage.

Land Rover teased the new vehicle on social media earlier in December 2019, giving fans a glimpse of what the off-roading beast might look like. From the looks of this particular test vehicle, it appears that the 2020 model will as always be available as a hardtop, though it’s likely to have other top options as it has in the past.

What we know about the Defender so far

Car and Driver reports that the Defender is slated to be built on the same aluminum platform as the Range Rover Sport and Discovery. It’s likely that there will be some similarities in ride and performance from that similarity.

While Land Rover hasn’t confirmed much about the Defender, it seems that there have been some pretty well-founded rumors about a possible plug-in hybrid powertrain for this vehicle. Land Rover did say in late 2017 that starting in 2020 all vehicles would be offered with a plug-in option. So it sounds like the new Defender will be no different.

The new Defender is certainly one for true off-roading fans, as it has been for almost 70 years. For fans of jeeps and the upscale G Wagen, this new Defender is going to be one to watch. It looks like it’s going to be as luxurious as it is rugged.  

More details are slated to come soon, so we’ll have to wait to find out more. Until then, we’ll just have to take Land Rover’s words for the fact that this is the “Best 4×4 by Far.”

About Land Rover of Shreveport

Holmes Land Rover of Shreveport offers the best in new Land Rover SUVs like the Land Rover Range Rover, Land Rover Range Rover Sport, and Land Rover LR4. Featuring aggressive, off-road performance capability as well as advanced comfort and connectivity technology – with these SUVs, you can go anywhere in total luxury. Land Rover of Shreveport also provides lower-priced certified pre-owned Land Rover options that go through a full 165-point inspection and refurbishing and come backed by a six-year warranty.

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