Land Rover 2020 launched in US after a gap of 23 years

The 2020 Land Rover Defender's cabin gives the impression of both a premium and a utilitarian one. Its door panels are exquisitely designed giving a rugged appearance.

Land Rover 2020 launched in US after a gap of 23 years

Land Rover, a Britain based brand, specializes in four-wheel-drive vehicles (FWD) and luxury Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs). The company has been making headway into all the major auto markets across the globe with their distinctive vehicles known for their strength and durability. In 2008, India’s Tata Motors headquartered in Mumbai bought the company.

The 2020 Land Rover Defender was unveiled in September 2019 at the Frankfurt Motor Show. On 1st June 2020, the British automaker finally announced that deliveries of the new crossover have begun in the United States which was welcomed by Americans — who patiently waited for 23 years to see the launch of an all-new Land Rover.

Land Rover 2020 Defender brings back the memories of the 1950’s original; its appearance is both sophisticated and nostalgic. The 2020 Defender has serious off-road capabilities and rugged components that help it live up to its go-anywhere heritage.

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The 2020 Land Rover Defender is offered in both two-door which resembles the 90 model and four-door (110 model) body styles. Both these models are very much different with varying interior space.

Land Rover Defender 2020 models

The 2020 Land Rover Defender will initially be offered in six trim levels: base, S, SE, HSE, First Edition and X.

Five passenger seating comes as standard in all the models. Also present is a jump seat that fits between the two front seats and increases the capacity to six passengers.

Engine and Performance

The all-new Land Rover 2020, returned after 23 long years, in its standard model comes with a strong turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, which makes it ideal for climbing on steep roads and performing well on treacherous terrain. This engine is linked up with an eight-speed automatic transmission which provides ease, comfort and peace of mind while you drive. It also makes it ideal for long drives; you can sit back and relieve yourself from the tiring task of changing gears every time.

The 2020 Land Rover is equipped with features like all-wheel drive (AWD) and locking differentials to enhance off-road capability.

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Jaguar Land Rover’s new 3.0-litre inline-six-cylinder engine will also be offered in the 2020 Defender. Along with turbocharging, the upgraded engine utilizes an electric supercharger and 48-volt hybrid system.

2020 Land Rover Defender rear

Fuel Economy 

We haven’t received any fuel economy estimates as of now from the EPA for either of the Defender’s trim levels.

Interior

The 2020 Land Rover Defender’s cabin gives the impression of both a premium and a utilitarian one. Its door panels are exquisitely designed such that they give a rugged appearance. There is a dashboard under which there is a decent place for buttons like climate-control or driving mode.

The shift lever and ignition switch are also mounted on this centre stack rather than the centre console. In some models, the centre console can be flipped back to create a jump seat between the driver and passenger, similar to a three-across bench in some full-size pickup trucks.

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Cargo space behind the rear seat is somewhat limited, but on par with rival off-roaders such as the Jeep Wrangler; the rear seats can be folded to open up a much larger cargo bay, but those seeking to haul people and gear may want to look at the larger Land Rover Discovery or invest in a roof-top cargo carrier.

2020 Land Rover Defender interior

  • 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto
  • In-dash navigation system
  • Six-speaker stereo
  • Onboard Wi-Fi hotspot

Both 10- and 14-speaker Meridian stereo systems are optional features and buyers of higher-end Defenders receive a digital gauge cluster and a head-up display.

Safety features

Neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) have released crash test results for the new Defender. Key safety features include:

  • Standard automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection
  • Standard lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assist
  • Available adaptive cruise control

Warranty coverage

The Defender will come with a standard warranty package that spans four years or 50,000 miles.

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  • Limited warranty covers 4 years or 50,000 miles
  • Powertrain warranty covers 4 years or 50,000 miles
  • No complimentary scheduled maintenance

 Prices

  • 110 model is priced at $50,925
  • 110 S: $54,375
  • 110 SE: $63,275
  • 90 First Edition: $66,125
  • 110 HSE: $69,375
  • 110 First Edition: $70,385
  • 110 X: $82,635

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