After a 20-year hiatus, the Land Rover Defender is returning to the US with a completely new design, the latest driver-assistance and safety tech, and an independent suspension setup. A 2.0-liter diesel four-cylinder engine is expected to sit under hood aided by a 48-volt mild-hybrid system, while gasoline variants will also be offered.
The off-roader will take design cues from the current crop of Land Rover and Range Rover products, married with subtle nods to the old car. The 2020 Defender will have a similar stature to the current Discovery while expect a relatively luxurious interior as it looks to cross swords with the Mercedes-Benz G-Class.
A series of Defender models are planned, including performance SVR, hardcore SVX and luxurious SVA variants.
The all-new Defender will be revealed sometime in 2019 and hit showrooms in 2020.