Leaked presentation reveals 2020 Land Rover Defender's specs
Land Rover can't seem to keep a lid on the off-roader.
Leaked slides from an internal presentation have revealed vital information about the next-generation Land Rover Defender due out for the 2020 model year. The off-roader is expected to make its debut before the end of 2019, and it will return to the United States after a lengthy hiatus.
The slides were posted on an enthusiast forum named Disco4. land Rover hasn't confirmed their authenticity, but they look like the real thing to us. They confirm the next-generation Defender line-up will be broken down into three models called 90", 110", and 130", respectively. These nameplates will ring a bell to those familiar with the last-generation model. 90" denotes the two-door model, 110" corresponds to the four-door variant (pictured, as seen by its own digital instrument cluster), and 130" is a full-size eight-seater model. The 110" will go on sale in October 2019, the 90" will be available in March 2020, and we'll have to wait until August 2020 to see the 130", according to the presentation.
Interestingly, 130" used to denote a four-door pickup. We thought the body style would return as an alternative to the Jeep Gladiator, but the presentation makes no mention of a Defender-based truck.
The powertrain line-up will include two gasoline-powered engines, three turbodiesels, and one plug-in hybrid drivetrain. Outputs range from about 200 to 400 horsepower, meaning every variant will out-muscle the last-generation, 122-horsepower Defender. All-wheel drive and an automatic transmission will come standard regardless of what's under the hood.
The line-up will be broken down into five trim levels named standard, S, SE, HSE, and X, respectively. It sounds like even the base model won't be as rudimentary as its predecessor. It will come with LED headlights, a six-speaker sound system, and a 10-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system. Upmarket models will match luxury cars in terms of equipment.
The only thing that hasn't been leaked is pricing. And, we don't know if all of the aforementioned variants (including the body styles, the trim levels, and the engines) will be available in the United States. The 2020 Land Rover Defender is tentatively scheduled to make its debut during the 2019 Frankfurt auto show, but at this rate we'll know everything about it well before the event opens its doors.