The long-awaited Defender redesign has been officially unveiled with an all-new look that reimagines the beloved SUV into a modern yet versatile off-roader. The new Defender will be available in a five-door '110' variant and a short wheelbase two-door '90', which will both come in six different models. In the US, customers can choose from a P300 powertrain with a turbocharged four-cylinder that produces 296 hp while the range-topping P400 mild-hybrid produces 395 hp, 406 lb-ft of torque and a 0-60 time of 5.8 seconds.
Built on their new all-aluminum D7x platform, the new Defender stays true to its heritage with a high level of off-road capability that can be adjusted through a new Configurable Terrain Response system. It will also be the first Land Rover to include a Wade Sensing program that automatically adjusts the car's settings as it travels through water, allowing drivers to make full use out of the Defender's maximum wading depth of 35.4 inches.
Additional features include a contrast hood treatments, outdoor-ready Satin Protective Film wraps, twelve wheel options, rubberized flooring, an optional Front Row Center Seat, a full-length Folding Fabric Roof for the Defender 90, and a new PIVI Pro infotainment system with a 10-inch touch screen and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility.
The Defender 110 will be available in Spring 2020 while the Defender 90 will follow later that year.
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