SUVs have gone soft in the past few years, and moreover, there are no too much true off-roaders these days. However, judging by the newest report, this segment will become stronger in the future, especially when we know that there is new Jeep Wrangler, Toyota 4Runner and Ford Bronco in the works. Still, in addition to these three, true off-road fans will be delighted to hear that the British iconic vehicle finally getting the new “suit”. Yes, the completely redesigned 2018 Land Rover Defender is announced to arrive in late 2017 or early 2018, but no in won’t resemble the latest concept at all.
2018 Land Rover Defender Comes Redesigned, But Recognizable
The 2018 Land Rover Defender will come in five body styles (a pair of two-door SUVs, one four-door model and two pickups), but now we talk about the classical two-door version, which promises to be really amazing. The information we have indicates that the car manufacture tries to keep the new Defender with distinctive, recognize shapes, and yet modern enough to compete with biggest names from the segment. The iconic SUV had no any big change in past 30 years, so it is really hard to anticipate what the manufacturer does at the moment. However, the loudest rumors say that there will be some styling cues from the new Discovery Sport.
2018 Land Rover Defender: Engines and Platform
What we know for sure is that the 2018 Defender definitely gets a new platform, most likely an aluminum-intensive architecture from the other models. This way, the off-roader should become lighter and also more rigid, which will significantly improve and make less expensive a romp in the mud. The new generation Defender will be a great opponent in every sense, but the potential lineup will definitely outshine most of the rivals. The SUV should offer a wide range starting from the new 2.0-liter inline-fours (both, gasoline and diesel), as well as supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 and 3.0-liter V-6 units.
The completely redesigned 2018 Land Rover Defender is estimated to cost about $55,000 for the base model, but this is unofficial information. Stay tuned for more details.