How would you spec yours?
One of the big stars of the 2019 Frankfurt Auto Show was undoubtedly the all-new Land Rover Defender. Boasting improved off-road capability, advanced tech, and a modernized exterior and interior, the iconic Defender has been reborn for a new generation after being discontinued back in 2016 following a nearly 70-year production run.
Deliveries of the reborn off-roader will begin in 2020, but to ease the wait Land Rover has launched an online configurator, so you can now spend hours building your dream Defender.
In the US, there are six trims available: Standard, S, SE, HSE, First Edition and the range-topping X. Currently, the Defender 110 is the only body style available with a 119-inch wheelbase, but a smaller Defender 90 will join the lineup with a 101.9-inch wheelbase.
Two engine options are available, including a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 gasoline engine developing 296 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque, and a mild hybrid P400 variant with a 3.0-liter turbo inline-4 and 48-volt electric supercharger producing a combined 395 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque. The standard powertrain produces enough power to send the Defender sprinting from 0-62 mph in 7.7 seconds and a top speed of 119 mph, while the mild hybrid will do the same sprint in 5.8 seconds.
Land Rover is also offering four accessory packs for the new Defender. Costing $4,286.55, the Explorer Pack makes the Defender more off-road capable with front and rear classic mudflaps, wheel arch protectors, a snorkel, and a roof rack among other upgrades. The Adventure pack is less rugged but adds a portable rinse system, scuff plates and an onboard air compressor, while the Country Pack and Urban Pack come with fewer accessories for owners who aren't planning to take their Defender off the beaten track very often.
For the exterior, there is one solid paint option and six metallic paint options, with the latter options available at an extra cost. We opted for Pangea Green, which costs an extra $710. Adding Satin Protective Film will add another $3,800 to the total cost. Inside, the 2020 Defender can be configured with five or six seats or a 5+2 seat layout, which includes a third row.
You can also choose from three leather trims and seat finishes and add heated 12-way powered front seats and third-row seats. There are also additional packs available adding different equipment depending on customer requirements including an Off-Road Pack, Towing Pack, and Cold Climate Pack. Optional accessories include a front undershield, mud flaps, and a raised air intake.