Customer deliveries for the 2020 Land Rover Defender have finally begun in the US.
After a 23 year absence, the Land Rover Defender is returning to the US market. It's been a long wait for the iconic off-roader to return to US soil, but now, after debuting at the 2019 Frankfurt Auto Show last September, customer deliveries for the reborn 2020 Land Rover Defender have finally begun in the US, joining the Range Rover and Land Rover Discovery to form Land Rover's new three-model US lineup.
Land Rover has announced that initial deliveries of the all-new 2020 Defender 110 are starting to arrive at dealers across the US. Customer deliveries are starting on a "limited basis," while prospective buyers will be able to view the rugged off-roader in the metal at dealerships. "After too long of an absence, the Land Rover Defender is once again here in the US," said Jaguar Land Rover North America President and CEO Joe Eberhardt.
"In the coming months, we will ramp up availability as global circumstances allow. We want to thank all those customers, enthusiasts, retailers, employees, and logistics partners for their enthusiasm and commitment to making this a reality. The automotive landscape is certainly brighter with the new Defender in our showrooms, driveways and roads."
Based on a new all-aluminum D7x platform that's three times more rigid than traditional body-on-frame designs, the 2020 Land Rover Defender is Land Rover's most capable off-roader yet thanks to a fully-independent suspension system, twin-speed transfer box, and a permanent four-wheel-drive system. It's also the first Land Rover to feature Configurable Terrain Response, allowing drivers to tailor settings to suit different conditions more precisely than before.
Inside, the 2020 Land Rover Defender is equipped with the automaker's Pivi Pro infotainment system featuring a 10-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support as standard, as well as over-the-air updates that can remotely install the latest software.
In the US, the 2020 Land Rover Defender is available with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder producing 296 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque or a 3.0-liter turbocharged mild-hybrid inline-six with 395 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque. Both powertrains are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Pricing for the 2020 Land Rover Defender 110 starts at $49,900. Customers can also customize the off-roader with four optional Accessory Packs (Explorer, Adventure, Country and Urban) and 170 available accessories.