Published on 2019-08-27
One of the industry’s worst-kept secrets is the all-new Defender, which has been leaked in various forms time and again. This time around, a gentleman has published the first photograph of the 110 painted all black and without any sort of camouflage whatsoever on the set of the 25th James Bond movie.
Even the DEFENDER lettering up front is black, along with the alloy wheels and mirror caps. There’s a winch integrated into the front bumper as well, but from the looks of it, chances are it’s an aftermarket unit instead of an official Land Rover accessory. Steven Firth highlights on his Instagram page that “the alpine windows are still there.” But wait, there’s more!
“The rear passenger door looks massive – you’ll never open that in a Tesco car park!” Considering that the all-new Defender in 110 configuration is a bit larger in every single way compared to the previous generation, we agree with Mr. Firth. “There seems to be quite a bit of wheel clearance,” leading us to believe that the aftermarket scene will swap the wheel-tire combo from the factory for something larger, meatier, more suitable for off-road driving.
Land Rover confirmed the 2020 Defender in three body styles, namely the 90, 110, and 130. Mild hybrid and plug-in hybrid options are also in the pipeline, along with seating for up to eight occupants, an eight-speed automatic transmission, and four-wheel drive with clever technology regardless of trim level.
Leaked information from an official presentation of the 2020 Defender puts the D200 four-cylinder turbo diesel as the entry-level powertrain while the P400e and P400e plug-in hybrid are featured at the other end of the spectrum. The plug-in hybrid option could be shared with the Range Rover Sport, which combines the Ingenium 2.0-liter turbo with an e-motor and 13.1-kWh battery.
The 110 is scheduled for introduction in October 2019, then comes the 90 in March 2020 as per the Land Rover timeline. The biggest Defender of the lot – the 130 – is planned to roll out in August 2020 with the same wheelbase as the 110 at 3,022 millimeters.
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I’m not going to get in trouble for this — because it’s all over #facebook at the moment! Here is what looks like the first uncovered #defender2020 — straight (apparently) from the film set of the new #bond movie! Makes sense! A few things come to mind. Firstly, the winch is excellent. Secondly, the alpine windows are still there! Thirdly, the rear passenger door looks massive — you’ll never open that in a Tesco car park! Fourthly, there seems to be quite a bit of wheel clearance (though it’s unknown if this is standard height, off road height, or on coils!). Fifthly, checker on the bonnet (yes, the bonnet is a funny shape and there is no real wing to speak of). Sixthly, I’m not sure about the mirrors at all. Seventhly.... well, this could clearly go on a bit! #landroverdefender #allnewdefender #landroverdefender #landrover #thebest4x4xfar #landrovertheworldover #landroverworld #bignews #didntmakefrankfurt #someonesheadwillrollforthis #spyshot #spyfilm #jamesbondfilmset #allnewdefender2020 #newdefender #newdefendernews #newlandroverdefender #defender #landroverdefender #landroverdefender110 #defender110