The UK Company’s new 2018 Land Rover Defender, an iconic off-roader is the next generation free range utility with multiple farm friendly body configurations. Bearing no resemblance to the 2011 era Defender previewing concepts, expects this ‘Modern Defender’ will arrive by 2018. All set to ditch the ancestral corrugated cardboard styling yet retaining the same old rugged, agricultural appeal. The new Defender is designed for the modern, latest and smart people. The SUV’s design director Gerry McGoven, during a discussion surrounding the discovery concept at the New York auto show, dropped a few tidbits about the modern and much changed Land Rover SUV and sounded all ready to redesign a British icon as identified as Big Ben. The new Defender 2018 will mainly compete in the US with Chevy Colorado, GMC Sierra, 2018 Ford Ranger, Jeep Wrangler, etc.
Exterior and Interior Changes, Redesign
The Land Rover Defender 2018 exterior will neither be too hard core nor too soft and is expected to adopt aluminum-intensive unibody. The original UK vehicle Land Rover was made as a postwar stopgap assembled together from leftover Willys Jeep parts. The concept will be based on enhancing the durability and ruggedness. The old two headlight, single grille face is there, as are tough looking plastic body and externally mounted spear tire. The designers have LED lights and plastic. The earlier Defenders concepts depicted a sort of bubbly yet sharply modern upright SUV, but this new 2018 Defender is far better and a completely transformed structure. The vehicle has a refined grill that acts to hasten engine cooling as well as improve air intake thus improving aerodynamics.
The interior of the new Land Rover Defender is expected to awestruck SUV lovers. This model will borrow a lot from 2017 DC 100 including the brightly colored seats. The Defender SUV will most certainly have leather trims on its seats which will most likely have a dominating breathable mesh cover in a bold Tribal Tech pattern. The design also factors brightly colored mats on the floor as well as accents and interior upholstery based on the Ombre, a now predominant medium in art installations as well as modern architecture.
Engine and mileage Performance
The new 2018 Land Rover Defender SUV would be seen having a broad engine lineup from supercharged 5.0 L V8 engine or the 3.0 L V6 engine. Another option could be the 2.0 L and 2.4 L I-4 engine units developed for the Jaguar XE. All these comply with the newly released EU emissions policies as well as the EPA regulations. The engine of the new 2018 Defender comparing to 2016 / 2017 Land Rover Defender will be more powerful with the finest ever Defender engine.
The fuel economy figures cannot be predicted in advance with full accuracy however they will be much better than the figures current models are posting. It is possible the new generation Land Rover will do 35 – 35 mpg combined.
New 2018 Land Rover Defender Price and Release Date
The new Defender is anticipated to have its facelift by the year 2018 however; the basic model may be available in the second quarter of 2017. The price too is still confidential, but it will be priced much less so as to make it very affordable. Starting price for the new Land Rover Defender is expected to be around $55,000 U.S. dollars.
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Source: Car And Driver