AN recently sat down with Land Rover design boss Gerry McGovern to talk about the new Defender and heard that the sand on the upper portion of the hourglass is running out. Earlier reports indicated that the Defender would be revealed in 2018
, but McGovern simply said the new model is “not far away.” Better still is the fact that the Defender will remain as rugged as the last. At least in terms of capability if it doesn't happen in the looks department. “You’ll be able to kick the hell out of them and they’ll get up for more,” McGovern said. The only mention he made about the Defender’s design was that it would combine the best of old and new worlds. To our ears, this means nothing–the new design could still be a hit or a miss.