The new Land Rover Defender will finally be revealed in September and go on sale in early 2020 confirms a Land Rover PR boss.
Land Rover has been busy teasing the new Defender with their own ‘spy’ shots for a while now, and we even got confirmation from Land Rover that the new Defender will, honestly, debut in 2019.
That revelation was right at the end of 2018, so we figured Land Rover could end up leaving it until the final knockings of 2019 before they actually took the cover of the new Defender. But not quite.
Speaking to Australia’s Car Advice, JLR PR man, Tim Krieger, said:
You’ve got Defender coming up later in the year which will be huge… the car will be revealed around September, but we won’t see customer deliveries until early next year.
There will be something around Frankfurt. Whether it’s at the motor show or whether it’s an out of show event, we’re sorting that out at the moment.
So now we know; the new Land Rover Defender will debut in September 2019 and it will be on sale in 2020.
When it does arrive, the new Defender is expected to deliver underpinnings not a million miles away from those under the Discovery. That should make it still capable off-road – and a lot better on-road – but whether it will be enough to please fans of the very utilitarian Defender which has been around, in one form or another as the Series I, II, and III, and Defender, for 70 years, remains to be seen.