Details about the upcoming 2017 Land Rover Defender are still veiled in secrecy but rumors and whispers will help us to get a clear picture of the way the new Land Rover Defender could look like. The thing we know for sure is that the next-gen Defender will be even more capable and powerful than the model it replaces. What we expect this time?
Well, we bet that the carmaker will change the design of the vehicle but without its rugged appeal being changed sacrificed. The ancestral corrugated-cardboard design won’t longer be present, and we are glad to hear that. Even though the carmaker hasn’t confirmed that the next-gen Defender would have aluminum-intensive unibody like other vehicles in its lineup, we are quite sure it will.
Exterior of Land Rover Defender
This powerful and reliable model will be significantly changed in terms of exterior. In terms of design, it will mostly rely on the DC100 concept. Don’t expect it to be the copy of the cartoon-like concept though. Since we talk about the 2017 model, we expect it to be futuristic and modern.
If the rumors are true, the newcomer will be based on the platform dubbed “D7u” which appears to be derived from the carmaker’s unibody structure on which the Range Rover SUVS ride.
To meet the needs of different types of customers, the carmaker will offer several body types, including open-top, pickup, long-wheelbase, and short-wheelbase.
The Defender is definitely a stuff of legend. It enjoys the reputation of being the most capable off-road model of all times and we believe it will be the case with the 2017 model.
Land Rover Defender Interior
Land Rover is highly respected for its premium and luxurious interiors. Even though Land Rover Defender represents a utility vehicle, it has the most luxurious cabin, at least in its niche.
Well, some luxury sedans would envy it too, but never mind. Every inch of the cabin is covered in excellent materials and wide range of features will be included.
The list of all features hasn’t been announced but everyone knows that features like Bluetooth connectivity, premium audio system, hands-free phone capability, and many other modern features will be offered since it is Land Rover, right?
Engine of 2017 Land Rover Defender
2017 Land Rover Defender will be facing some tough competition once it hits the market and that’s why it must be brilliant in every way. This time, the customers will be offered a broad powertrain lineup.
There will be everything from a supercharged 5.0-liter V-8s to 2.0-liter inline-fours. Details about performance, fuel-economy, and speed are yet to be announced. The only thing that matters is that the iconic is reborn.
2017 Land Rover Defender Release date and price
Speaking of the tough competition, the Mercedes-Benz G-class and Jeep Wrangler will wait the neo-Defender armed to the teeth and whether or not the Defender will be good enough to win the battle, nobody knows.
We heard that the next-gen Defender should arrive in 2016, but it seems that the carmaker will launch it in 2017, on date which coincides with their 70th anniversary. Coincidence? Who would know.