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All-New Land Rover Defender will get up to 8-seater configuration

Nizam Shaikh
Written by Nizam Shaikh

The new Land Rover Defender has been in the news recently, and the SUV passed the testing phase with flying colours and the SUV is speculated to be launched, internationally in October 2019, with the brand bringing the mid-sized ‘110’ variant first, followed by the other two variants the smaller ‘90’ in March 2020 and the largest ‘130’ in August 2020

A new image with some information about the SUV has surfaced online that reveals the SUVs size and seating configuration. It is important to note that the information is not official, but according to a media report, the new Defender is likely to come in three different lengths – three-door 90, the five-door 110 and the larger five-door 130. Each of them are likely to come in different seating configurations with the three-door 90 model expected to offer in a five and six seater, the five-door 110 in the five, six and seven seater options and the much larger five-door 130 likely to be offered as an eight seater.

The exterior dimensions of the SUV are likely to be 4,323mm in length, 1,927mm in height and 1,999mm wide with a wheelbase of 2,587mm for the smallest Defender 90. The 110 is likely to be measured at 4,758mm in length, 1,916mm in height, 1,999mm in width and a wheelbase of 3,022mm. The largest of the lot, Defender 130 is expected to measure around 5,100mm in length, 1,915mm in height 1,999mm in width and a wheelbase of 3,022mm.

The new Land Rover Defender is likely to  feature a rounded headlight element with Matrix LED headlights and LED daytime running lights, a raised bonnet design, vents on side fenders, The roof is likely to sport an integrated glasshouse which has been seen on older hardtop defender models. And the SUV is expected to get an external rear door-mounted spare wheel. On the interiors the SUV is expected to get an eletric steering coloum, 18-way adjustable seats with heating and cooling functions, memory ORVMs, 12-inch digital instruments console and a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Meridian sorround sound system.

Diesel Powertrains

The all-new Defender is expected to come with a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged diesel that produces 200 HP of power and 430 Nm of torque, another 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine producing 240HP of power and 430 Nm of torque and a 3.0-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged diesel with 300 HP of power and 650 Nm of torque. 

Petrol Powertrains

The petrol engines on the new Defender are a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder motor that produces 300 HP of power and 400 Nm of torque, another 2.0-litre plug-in hybrid engine making a combined power of 404 HP and 400 Nm of torque from the petrol motor. The third option is the 3.0-litre six-cylinder petrol engine that develops 400 HP of power and 550 Nm of torque. 

Both the 90 and 110 are likely to be offered with a automatic gearbox and an all-wheel-drive  layout. The information on the 130 is still unavailable and will be revealed closer to the launch. 

The all-new Defender is expected to be unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2019.

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