The iconic Area Rover Defender went out from the production in the first month of 2016 but relating to the latest studies, the successor of this go-anywhere vehicle entered in the late stage of development as prototype models have recently been testing. Regrettably, Area Rover is testing the new-gen Defender at key locations and nobody has spotted Defender mules. But, JLR’s CEO Ralf Speth said that he has driven the testing version of this model and he also hinted some details about the new Defender which in the best scenario might come as the 2018 Land Rover Defender.
WHAT WILL WE GET?
According to information we have, British’s company promises that new-gen Defender will be much more ready than their predecessor but will soon be based on the new modern architecture and can get the latest computer and powertrains. JLR has in approach to supply the base version of this model but the brand also needs to present more versions of this model. The Defender should also get the performance SVR edition but hardcore SVX could also join the lineup. What’s more, the luxurious SVA edition also needs to see the light of the day.
2018 LAND ROVER DEFENDER: DESIGN, PLATFORM
As it pertains to the design and platform of the 2018 Area Rover Defender, the confirmation already originated in Mr. Ralf Speth that this model will be based on the platform of the newest Finding, Range Rover Sport and Range Rover. That means that the new Defender will experience on the aluminum framework and will have a metal body. The modern architecture can provide the significant fat loss. But, many different parts can be used in buy to provide the extreme durability and energy which are essential for Area Rover’s most ready off-roader.
On the other hand, the family of Defender models can experience on the two wheelbases. Like the Range Rover, the Defender will be accessible in the standard and long-wheelbase configurations. But, the Defenders will feature shorter overhangs and will have removed ground clearance. That off-roader may also present outstanding strategy, departure and break-over aspects, more than on different brand’s models.
The styling of the model can reveal some design cues with the version it replaces. But, the information about their appearance are still the secret. The model must have boxy form and can include some form of brand’s signature aspects but Area Rover promises that new Defender will be authentic.
The interior of the model is also the secret. But we do not assume it to be the large departure from the JLR’s newest models. The Defender will surely get the latest functions like the new Finding and may also make the significant step forward in the safety aspect.
2018 LAND ROVER DEFENDER: POWERTRAIN
In the engine department, the new 2018 Land Rover Defender will probably get JLR’s four-cylinder engine from the Ingenium family. The last version of the Defender had only the diesel engine option. But the new technology of the model will probably be accessible with both diesel and gas versions. The model also needs to offer a larger and more powerful displacements and we also expect manual and automated transmissions.
On the other hand, the new Defender will also get the capable four-wheel drive system. The model can offer split low and high gear move case. Models will also feature full-independent suspension startup like the Range Rover and Finding models.
2018 LAND ROVER DEFENDER: ARRIVAL, PRICE
Like with the other features of the new 2018 Land Rover Defender, nothing precise hasn’t been said about model’s release date and price. The model must, but, arrive in 2018 or even yet in early 2019 as the 2019 model. The first estimations about the price suggesting the base value of around $46, 000.