Anticipated 2020 offering is big deal in auto world
For those who desire more information on the 2020 Land Rover Defender model, you may be in luck.
Recently, numerous outlets have reported how leaked information on the automaker’s awaited arrival next year. Information has generally remained kept secret, aside from the company itself declaring its release date in 2020 via a December 2018 update. But as the months have gone by, different tidbits of information are reaching the ether.
In December 2018, Land Rover said the next-generation Defender would be available in the U.S. and Canada in 2020. They discussed how testing has occurred worldwide, at sites where the vehicle can be analyzed data-wise while the insides are meant to uphold quality in the face of adverse heat or cold.
Kim McCullough, vice president of marketing for Jaguar Land Rover North America, said then that the announcement was a holiday gift for Land Rover fanatics near and far.
“There are a handful of automobiles that are beloved around the world and stand for a brand, a country and a distinct way of life,” McCullough said in that news release. “The Land Rover Defender is such a singular vehicle. On behalf of everyone at Land Rover and our proud retailers, the voices of American and Canadian customers have been heard: The all-new Defender will be for sale here starting in 2020.”
What we know now
Thanks to what are reportedly leaked slideshows from an internal Land Rover presentation, as well as other spy shots, official teasers and pure conjecture, pieces are starting to fill the puzzle about what the 2020 Defender will bring to the masses.
Adrian Padeanu, a news editor at Motor1, said that info combined from numerous reporting outlets and online forums allege that the Defender will come in three main models: 90, 110 and 130. He said the smallest of the trio will be 171 inches long, 78.7 inches wide, and 75.8 inches in height, with a wheelbase measuring 101.8 inches.
He assumes the Defender 90 will offer consumers five or six seats, while the 110 will likely fit in the realm of five, six or seven seats. The 130 model is expected to offer a whopping eight seats.
“Seeing as how the Defender 110 and 130 are going to have the exact same wheelbase, it leads us to believe the bigger of the two will have an extended rear overhang to enable greater cargo capacity,” Padeanu said.
Mircea Panait, of Autoevolution, expects five levels of trim options: Standard, S, SE, HSE, and X-Dynamic. He said equipment that comes standard includes LED headlights with rear fog lamps, power-adjustable side mirrors, and a 10-inch touchscreen, as well as fabric upholstery on the seats.
“Higher up the spectrum, Land Rover treats the Defender to Matrix LED headlights, auto high-beam assist, memory function for the mirrors and seats, and a 740-watt Meridian surround sound system,” Panait said.
For now, the hype is building. Keep following the goose eggs so you are ready to test drive a 2020 Defender at Land Rover Shreveport.
About Land Rover Shreveport
Land Rover 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 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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