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New Land Rover Defender Images Leaked

With just a day to go until the 2019 Frankfurt Motor show, the first official images of the New Land Rover Defender have leaked. SEE: NEW Land Rover Defender: Everything you need to know

Land Rover has recently tweeted a short video of an uncamouflaged Defender driving in Kazakhstan. The video didn't give much away in terms of the full design of the new Defender but some features can be made out, such as the rear-mounted spare tyre and roof-rack

The Defender's grille has been shown off for the first time with production-spec badging and the Defender lettering along the edge of the bonnet.

A photo has previously been posted on social media, reportedly taken from the set of the latest film in the James Bond series, 'No Time to Die'. The image was published on Instagram by user shedlocktwothousand.

In the image, a number of off-road modifications, one of the most noticeable are the chunky off-road tyres and bumper-mounted winch.

Covered in mud, the new Defender looks like it’s been put to work on the set. Noticeable design features can be spotted such as the new grille, headlight clusters, bumpers and side skirts.

New Land Rover Defender: Exterior and Design

In the build-up to its full unveiling at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor show, the Defender has been previewed a number of times, a leaked shot showing the instrument cluster showed a digital version of the new Defender. The leaked shot was sent to Autocar by an anonymous reader.

Further leaked shots revealed that there will be three sizes of Defender offered. The hero vehicle of the range will be a short-wheelbase 90 and a medium wheelbase 110 variant. Later in its life, an even larger 130 variant will be introduced to the range.

The Land Rover Defender 90 will be quite compact, at just 4.323m long and it will be the tallest of the three versions.

The 110 variants will come in either six or seven-seat forms, at 4.758m long with a longer wheelbase than the 90 version.

The most premium of all the range will be the 130, at 5.1m long and will come with eight seats.

Land Rover seems to have done a great deal in terms of redefining the Defender. From the spy shots we've seen so far, the new Defender retains a certain rugged look but is more in line with Land Rover's current design language.

There's no doubt that the new Defender will be a remarkable improvement over the outgoing model in terms of technology and looks.

New Land Rover Defender: Interior and Technology

The new Defender range will be built up of three base models, the first-year production X, Standard and for 2021, X-Dynamic and X.

Defender X will come with P300e and P400e petrol engines in 2020, A D300 diesel will be introduced in 2021.

A full range of engine options will be offered for the Defender Standard from launch, except for the D300 that will be offered in 2021.

A further three specification levels will be offered; S, SE and HSE.

If you're still struggling for choice, Land Rover will offer four additional option packs that further extend the usability and personalisation of the Defender. The packs are built of Capability, Interior Upgrade, Exterior and Convenience. Also offered are accessory packs that add another level of customisation, these are Explorer, Adventure, Urban and Country.

The Standard specification Defenders will get 18" wheels, eight-way adjustable fabric front seats, LED headlamps, a 7-inch instrument clusters and 10-inch infotainment touchscreen.

‘S’ specification Defenders add front fog lamps, 12-way adjustable "semi-powered" seats in "Performance" fabric and a 12" digital instrument cluster.

The SE Defender gets 20" "Apollo" wheels, powered rear-view mirrors and a passive entry system, Premium LED headlights with high beam assist, 14-way adjustable electric front seats, a Meridian audio system with 10 speakers and automatic parking.

Defender HSE models get 18-way adjustable Windsor leather electric memory seats with climate control, Matrix LED headlamps, Drive Pack and Park Pack.

The X model gets darkened 20in wheels and rear-lights, higher specification front seats and a Co-Pilot pack at launch.

New Land Rover Defender: Prices and Release Date

No details have been released yet on pricing, but it has bee rumoured that the Standard specification Defender 90 will be priced from £40,000.

The new Defender is due to go into production at the start of 2020.

What do you think of the new Land Rover Defender? Has JLR done such an iconic model justice?

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Posted on 9th September 2019 at 12:48 PM

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