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We've just been handed our clearest look yet at the new Land Rover Defender, with what appears to be an internal presentation that details the new model's full specifications and lineup surfacing online.
Today’s news follows a series of earlier leaks that captured the exterior look of the Defender, but this is our first deep-dive into the specifics of the hotly anticipated 4WD.
We know now that the first model to arrive will be the mid-size Defender 110, which will hit the UK in October. That car will be followed by the smaller Defender 90, which is scheduled for March 2020, while the big boy of the family - the 130 - isn’t expected to arrive before August 2020.
First to arrive, though, will be the 110, which measures 4758mm in length, 1916mm in height, and will ride on a 3022mm wheelbase. The 90, then, is a little smaller, measuring 4323mm in length, 1927mm in height and riding on a 2587mm wheelbase. Finally, the 130 stretches to a sizeable 5100mm in length and 1915mm in height, though it rides on the same 3022mm wheelbase as the 110. All Defenders measure 1999mm in width.
The Defender will reportedly be offered in four trim levels, and the cheapest cars will get LED lights, fabric seats, front and rear parking sensors and a 10-inch multimedia screen, as well as a 7.0-inch digital screen in the driver's binnacle. Stepping up to the S trim adds a 12.0-inch digital screen in the driver’s binnacle and front fog lamps.
Next up is the SE trim, which adds 20-inch alloys, high beam assist and passive entry, while HSE cars get Windsor leather trim, Matrix headlights and a better Meridian stereo. Finally, there appears to be an X trim, which will likely act as a launch edition.
We also know the Defender family will kick off with a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine producing 221kW and 400Nm, and will be capable of clipping 100km/h in some 7.9 seconds.
If it’s more speed you’re after, then you can look to the P400 engine; a 3.0-litre turbocharged straight-six unit good for approx 295kW and 550Nm, and which reduces your sprint time to a lively 5.3 seconds.
On the diesel side of the ledger there lurks the D200; a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder engine good for 147kW and 430Nm, or the D240, which delivers 177kW and 430Nm, meaning you can clip 100km/h in just under 9.0 seconds. King of the diesels, though, is the turbocharged 3.0-litre straight-six engine with approx 221kW and 700Nm, and which cuts your sprint to 100km/h down to 7.4 seconds.
Rumours of the Defender’s shift to plug-in hybrid tech were on the money, too, with a P400 PHEV powertrain combining a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine with an electric motor that promises to produce 297kW and up to 645Nm of torque.
Land Rover’s local operation has previously confirmed the Defender will arrive in Australia some time in 2020.