The new 2018 Land Rover Defender will emerge as the best SUV produced for rough terrains. The Land Rover has established itself in the motor industry with its Defender model which was introduced way back in 1948. The manufacturer is planning to redesign the Land Rover Defender for the 2018-year model. For the last two decades, the automaker has been offering this car model for the U.S market. It will be manufactured in the same design language as its predecessors though it looks more aggressive and more of an off-road vehicle.
2018 Land Rover Defender – Body Design:
The new Land Rover Defender 2018 will ditch the traditional rugged styling for a more modern appearance. The vehicle features aluminum concentrated body chassis which plays a great role in reducing the car’s overall weight. This will help in enhancing the car’s aerodynamic performance as well as fuel efficiency. The 2018 Land Rover Defender will be offered in various body styles including two or four door styles, shorter or longer wheelbase, canvas or metal roofing. At the front end, you should expect slim grille and the dual pair of large round LED headlights that have been positioned vertically. Because there are no air vents, most of the front fascia is covered by a newly revised bumper.
The rear end adopts an upgraded rear bumper and LED taillights. There is spare tire compartment at the back it interferes with the visibility via the rear window. However, the wide opening gate allows for easy loading of goods at the luggage rooms. The upcoming Defender will ride on massive 19-inch alloy wheels which enhances its off-road capabilities.
The interior cabin looks very luxurious with vibrant colors and modern styling. The 2018 Land Rover Defender features a more spacious and comfortable interior cabin with sufficient headroom, legroom and luggage room. The spacious cabin is capable of seating up to 5 adult persons. The seats adopt high-quality leather upholstery mixed with tribal tech design. It will come with high-end technological features and infotainment system. You should expect standard features such as premium air conditioner, automatic climate control, smartphone integration and satellite navigation among others. The entertainment sector also consists a premium sound system with Bluetooth connectivity, USB port interface, CD/MP3/MP4 player and HD satellite radio. Being an off-road vehicle, the upcoming 2018 Land Rover Defender will be offered with numerous driver assistance and safety features. This including traction control, adaptive cruise control, rearview camera, rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring system, line-departure and also a warning system.
2018 Land Rover Defender – Powertrain Capabilities:
The base engine powering the new Land Rover Defender will be powerful 5.0-liter V8 engine which is capable of generating up to 380 horsepower. Six-speed manual transmission is standard and will be routed to all-wheel drive (AWD) system. Consumers can also opt for an optional automatic transmission system. The 2018 Landover will also adopt an optional 3.0-liter V6 engine that is rated at 360 horsepower. It will be mated to 9-speed automatic transmission featuring four-wheel drive system.
2018 Land Rover Defender – Debut Time, MSRP, and Competitors:
There are great chances that the new Defender will be offered at the end of next year or in the first quarter. It will have manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $55,000 as the base price. Finally, the main competitors will be Jeep Wrangler, Mercedes-Benz GLB, and Ford Bronco.