You will find plenty of off-road centric vehicles on road these days, but the 2019 Land Rover Defender is in a different league altogether! The iconic vehicle with a British root has been used by army and forces since decades and its origins can be traced to 1948. After serving millions of users for 67 years, JLR ceased production of Defender in 2016.
However, a new version is being prepared for re-launch and the fans are eagerly waiting for its arrival. The test vehicle has been spotted a few times and JLR has hinted about a 2019 launch. Its production will be in company’s plant at Slovakia.
2019 Land Rover Defender Design
The details of 2019 Land Rover Defender are emerging gradually but the company sources indicate the upcoming model will have a new design. Gerry McGovern, JLR’s design director has said the company is keen on designing the upcoming model to live up to the expectation of the users. The flat roof, squared-off front and other signature styling elements, however, will be there.
You may expect the upcoming car to feature Led lamps all over. It remains to be seen if it comes with new aluminum-intensive unibody architecture rather than the well known body-on-frame design. An SVX variant may also be there. The interior details are futuristic but some amenities may be added to make it appear more contemporary. It will be available with few interior colors like white, red, orange, green.
There is no doubt the 2019 Defender will get enough safety features and JLR will also offer a lot of entertainment features to cope up with segment rivals. You can sensor-based safety and collision avoidance features in the car. It may also feature a touchscreen infotainment setup.
2019 Land Rover Defender Engine Rumors
There are many speculations doing round regarding the powertrain to be in the 2019 Land Rover Defender. Along with regular gasoline engines, a hybrid or electric engine setup can also be there. Amazing as it may sound, it is actually logical. JLR is on a mission to make all of its lineup electric or hybrid engine powered by 2020.
Since the Defender will get 2019 release, electric powertrain is likely to be in it. The battery pack will help improve the handling and ride quality of the vehicle, as it is. Whether the Defender gets a plug-in hybrid powertrain with the electric-only mode or a second electric motor to complement the main fuel engine.
2019 Land Rover Defender Price and Availability
The exact release date of the upcoming Land Rover Defender is uncertain. However, it may debut in late 2018. The price is yet unknown.
Summing it up
The 2019 Land Rover Defender is going to be a promising vehicle for JLR. It has to live up to the expectation of a huge fan base. Styling will be more inclined towards modernity than retro nature. It may get a new electric powertrain which is likely to work in its favor. Pricing and amenities are yet to be clear. However, the new Defender is capable of reclaiming its throne upon release.