With a much more modern and more modern look from its predecessor, the new Defender looks more than ready for its triumphant return
As one of the most anticipated SUV models, the new Defender in its prototype performance was spotted during active testing on British roads.
Despite the well-hidden appearance, a frontal mask with gentle curves and lines can be seen in the front. There is also a thin front grille, which is located between the relatively large headlights that are partially masked, and below the central airbane can be noticed.
On the fifth door in the rear, a spare tire is mounted that will undoubtedly affect the rear visibility. This should not be a big problem given the fact that this SUV is equipped with parking sensors and a rear camera.
The British manufacturer still keeps a large part of the data about its new model kept secret, but in addition to the completely new look, it is announced that this model will receive a technological upgrade.
Another known data is the platform on which Defender is based, which is the MLA platform, that is, the new modular longitudinal architecture of the company. This platform has been developed to provide a more efficient way of accommodating drive units in internal combustion models, plug-in hybrids, and fully electric battery models.
The new architecture is expected to be lighter and firmer than the previous, and also from Jaguar Land Rover said the MLA platform will contribute to increasing the comfort of this vehicle. Thus, this model will be equipped with an independent rear suspension, while the manufacturer is likely to offer options around the choice of the axle, the suspension as well as the tires.
The options for the powertrains are still unconfirmed, but this model is expected to be equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine.
There is no specific information about the launch of the new Land Rover Defender, but we expect this to happen in 2020.