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2020 Land Rover Defender Details Leaked?

Details of the 2020 Land Rover Defender have leaked onto the Internet via what looks to be an internal presentation.

A Land Rover forum in the UK has published images of what appears to be slides from an internal Jaguar Land Rover presentation revealing key details about the 2020 Land Rover Defender. Just as spy images of the new Defender running around the Nurburgring, it’s these slides that are of much more interest.

See, they suggest key timings of when we can expect to see different Defender models released. Indeed, the Defender 110 will allegedly arrive first in October this year with the short-wheelbase 90 arriving in March next year, followed by a longer body 130 variant in August next year (2020).

Let’s look at the dimensions of the new Defender. The short-wheelbase 90 will be 4323mm long, 1927mm high, 1999mm wide with a wheelbase measuring 2587mm. The 110 measures 4758mm long, 1916mm high, 1999mm wide, with a wheelbase of 3022mm. The long-body 130 measures 5100mm long, 1915mm high, 1999mm wide and with a wheelbase of 3022mm.

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How do these numbers compare to the Discovery and Discovery Sport? The current Discovery measures 4956mm long, 1909mm high, 2000mm wide and the wheelbase measures 2923mm. The Discovery Sport is 4589mm long, 1724mm high, 1894mm wide and with a wheelbase of 2741mm. This means the short-wheelbase Defender 90 will sit below the Discovery Sport while the other models will be physically smaller than the Discovery but with a slightly longer wheelbase should offer more interior room, something that we’ve been critical of the new Discovery.

According to the documents, the short-wheelbase model will be offered in five and six seat layouts, the 110 with five, six and seven seat layouts, and the 130 eight seats.

In terms of variants, it looks like we’ll see the usual Land Rover variants of S, SE and HSE with an X-Dynamic variant arriving for 21MY (model year) vehicles. Engine offerings will be a mixture of three petrol engines P300, P400 and P400PHEV, and three diesel engines, D200, D240 and D300.

If you want to see what the expected features will be then click on the link here but while the images are quite fuzzy it looks like the wheels offered will range from 18-inches to 20-inches.


Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober was born in the shadow of Mount Panorama in Bathurst and, so, it was inevitable he’d fall into work as a motoring writer. He began his motoring career in 2000 reviewing commercial vehicles, before becoming editor of Caravan & Motorhome magazine. He then moved to MOTOR Magazine before going freelance and contributing to Overlander 4WD, 4×4 Australia, TopGear Australia, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, The Australian, CARSguide, and many more.