The Land Rover Defender leaks keep on coming.
Another day, another Land Rover Defender leak. Leaked photos have already shown us what Land Rover’s redesigned off-roader will look like, but some juicy details have now been uncovered by a member of the Disco4.com forum who managed to obtain documents revealing the engine options and trim levels. Like the old model, there will be three variants of the Defender: the 90, 110, and 130. Not every version will be available at launch, however.
First up, the 90 version is due to arrive in March 2020 and will be 171 inches long, 78.7 inches wide, and 75.8 inches tall, with a wheelbase measuring 101.8 inches. The Defender 110, on the other hand, will allegedly arrive this year in October and will be 187.3 inches long, 78.7 inches wide, and 75.4 inches high, with a 119-inch wheelbase. A larger Defender 130 is also apparently coming in August 2020 for the 2021 model year, and will be 200.7 inches long, 78.7 inches wide, and 75.4 inches high, with a 119-inch wheelbase.
According to the documents, the Defender 90 is described as the "halo image icon" of the Defender family and is aimed at "the young, affluent fun-seekers". The shortest Defender will be available in five and six-seat options. Moving up the range, Land Rover describes the Defender 110 as the "definitive Defender,” which will be available in five-, six-, and seven-seat configurations. The range-topping Defender 130, on the other hand, is described as a "premium explorer” and will only be available with eight seats.
According to the documents, the Defender 90 and 110 models will be available with three gasoline engines and three diesel engines all mated to an automatic transmission and four-wheel drive. The base gasoline engine will be the P300, followed by the P400 and a P400e plug-in hybrid, while the diesels are going to be called the D200, D240, and D300. The 3.0-liter six-cylinder D300 is expected to be the only model available in the US, however, packing 300 horsepower and 480 lb-ft of torque. 0-62 mph in this model is said to take 7.4 seconds.
The documents also confirm the new Defender will be available in the following trim levels: Standard, S, SE, HSE, and X. Higher-spec models will come equipped with luxuries such as adaptive matrix LED headlights, 18-way adjustable electric leather seats, 12-inch digital instrument cluster, 14-speaker Meridian sound system, and 20-inch wheels. The official reveal of the new Defender will take place in September.