Although the Landrover Defender went from production last year, the iconic offroader is not dead yet – Land-Rover is planning a new edition of its iconic, boxy 4×4, that will continue to use the legendary Defender name, and we’re able to see it for the very first time at some stage in 2018.
Landrover bosses have discussed the new 2018 Land Rover Defender project openly, but confirmation aside, the business is nevertheless pretty coy regarding its upcoming off-roader. Our most current update arrived in Sept last year when Jaguar Land Rover chief executive Doctor Ralf Speth informed us that business bosses have previously pushed early improvement mules. The Jaguar Land Rover boss claims that the new car is going to be “even more capable”, than the last Land Rover Defender when the going gets tough.
New variations of cult-classic vehicles are never simple – Land-Rover has to create a brand new 4×4 with offroad ability and flexibility on par with the DNA of the brand while ensuring it can nevertheless earn money on a vehicle probably to market in small numbers.
Jaguar Land Rover CEO Doctor Ralf Speth has admitted that engineering work and the simple design is now improved enough for him to have attempted the new 2018 Land Rover Defender. “I’ve driven check mules previously; we were informed by him last year, and also tried the vehicle against rivals, in on- and offroad surroundings, It is sensational, ” he says.
Past the start of the simple model, Land Rover is planning to present a whole new category of Defenders, and design chief Gerry McGovern has hinted that the performance SVR edition of the 4×4 that is forthcoming could also be on the cards.
The first new 2018 Land Rover Defender is not expected to arrive until 2018, and it’ll spawn a category of at least three models. McGovern said: The Defender is really about toughness – that indestructible, durable car which is what a group of Defenders will be.
However, the vehicle will stay a true and powerful off-roader car. While specific details are nevertheless solution, the new Defender is probably to have an aluminium chassis. This may give go-anywhere strength with less weight than from the conventional 4×4 metal chassis.