Land Rover’s new off-roader has been spotted completely uncovered on the set of the new James Bond film.
We already know James Bond will be getting behind the wheel of the Aston Martin Valhalla and a vintage V8 Vantage in the next film in the franchise titled 'No Time to Die,' which releases in cinemas next April. A leaked photo posted by Instagram user shedlocktwothousand allegedly taken from the set of the new film now confirms the new Land Rover Defender will also make an appearance in the upcoming spy film.
This isn't surprising since Land Rover has supplied vehicles for every James Bond film starring Daniel Craig, including an old Defender, Discovery Sport, and Range Rover Sport in the 2015 film 'Spectre.' While we've already seen several camouflaged prototypes of the next-generation Defender, this one is completely uncovered, giving us our best look yet at Land Rover's new rugged off-roader.
As we saw from spy shots, the new Defender retains its predecessor's distinctive boxy shape and flat roof and hood, but the front fascia has been updated with a design mimicking the current Range Rover. The old Defender's round headlights, for example, have been replaced with angled square headlights.
Other standout features include a winch, alpine windows, checks on the hood, flared wheel arches, and significantly increased ground clearance. While it looks more premium and refined than the old model, the front design looks less distinctive than its iconic predecessor. Overall, the visual design appears to be an evolutionary, rather than a revolutionary, update, but Land Rover promises the new Defender will be more capable than ever.
According to leaked documents, the new Land Rover Defender will be available in three flavors: the 90, 110, and 130, but the 110 will be the first model available. In the US, the only engine option will be a 3.0-liter six-cylinder with 300 horsepower and 480 lb-ft of torque. 0-62 mph in this model will reportedly take 7.4 seconds. Look out for the official reveal in September.