The new Land Rover Defender is getting ready to debut at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show which will be held in September this year and before its official unveil a few pictures of the multi-information display showing the Defender’s profile completely undisguised, has been floating on the internet. The variant in the pictures is the 110 5-door variant.
According to the spied images, the Land Rover Defender features a rounded headlight element but is likely to sport LED projector headlights and LED daytime running lights, a raised bonnet design, vents on side fenders, body coloured A and C pillar while the B and D pillar is blacked out. The roof could be seen with an integrated glasshouse which has been seen on older hardtop defender models. And the SUV gets an external rear door-mounted spare wheel. The SUV retains the classic boxy design but gets a lot of new advanced features.
The Land Rover Defender has completed nearly 45,000 tasks and around the world in different climate zones and altitudes and the prototype of the specially camouflaged model has been working with the Tusk Trust Conservancy in Africa and had been on various tasks in one of the harshest environments in the whole world. The SUV was also used to replace an inoperative tracking collar on a male Lion. The Lion was sedated from close range using the new Defender for safety.
Although the information on the SUV’s powertrain is scarce it is expected to be powered by the Land Rovers Ingenium series engine. Designed and Developed in the UK, at Gaydon the Land Rover Defender has access to one of the best design, engineering and testing facilities in the world. The new Land Rover Defender will be manufactured at its newly opened state of the art manufacturing plant in Nitra, Slovakia.
The Land Rover Defender is likely to be available in two model variants the 5-door ‘110’ and the 3-door ‘90’ with rumours of a third longer wheelbase ‘130’ model variant being developed.
A Lego Technic box which has the Land Rover Defender on its cover has surfaced online which reveals the exterior design of the SUV and appears in for of the smaller 3-door ‘90’ variant. The new Defender has also been recently spotted testing in India and is expected to make its global debut soon.