The Land Rover Defender is still one of the longest running automotive nameplates in the Nepalese market. The utilitarian Defender has been around in the Nepalese market, in one form or another, for more than 30 years. In a sense, the brand name is favorite here because the old Defender was available for purchase right up to the end. For the first time ever, this rugged SUV is now getting a major makeover.
CarAdvice reports the new Land Rover Defender will make its first international appearance in September this year. The confirmation came from Tim Krieger, Jaguar Land Rover’s General Manager of Communications & PR, who told the publication deliveries will begin early next year. After years of being left out, the new Defender would now be sold in the U.S. as well.
As per reports, the new Land Rover Defender will be offered in two different body styles – a two-door and a four-door model. The new Land Rover Defender will ride on an independent rear suspension with an anti-roll bar and air shock absorbers. This suspension setup is very similar to the current generation Land Rover Discovery 5. Land Rover has already commented on a couple of occasions that the new Defender will be capable as ever with proper on-road manners too.
The new Land Rover Defender will be based on the company’s Modular Longitudinal Architecture system which allows for the accommodation of several drivetrains. The entry-level versions will get 2.0-liter turbocharged petrol and diesel units, while the upper-range models will feature 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder petrol and diesel units with mild hybrid assistance.