While the current generation of the Land Rover Defender is still quite recent (it was released in 2016), we should about to see a new redesign on the 2018 Land Rover Defender.
There are a lot of expectant buyers waiting to see this complete new redesign that is going to change the Defender forever. Besides, Jaguar is also making sure that the design doesn’t affect the 2018 Land Rover Defender off-road capabilities.
One of the main differences that we will see in the 2018 Land Rover Defender is the lose of plenty of weight combined with a new and modern exterior design. However, the 2018 Land Rover Defender should continue to be as tough as ever.
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2018 Land Rover Defender Release Date
Good news for the United States market. After 20 years, the 2018 Land Rover Defender is coming to our market and it should be released during 2018. However, you should only expect to see it for sale in 2019.
2018 Land Rover Defender Price
With this new exterior makeover and a plusher interior, we believe that the starting price of the 2018 Land Rover Defender should be around $55,000.
2018 Land Rover Defender Redesign and Changes
We are expecting to see a complete change in the exterior design of the 2018 Land Rover Defender. It should have a lot of resemblances with the DC100 concept that Land Rover showed back in 2015.
In the front, you will notice a far more modern front end with new wing mirrors and LED lights. You can also expect to find styled curves and edges as well as boxy fenders. This will give the 2018 Land Rover Defender a more modern appearance.
In the back, the taillights are also changing.
The new 2018 Land Rover Defender should also include different variants. Among the options, there should be a five or seven-seat version, and a Wrangler-style 2-door convertible.
One of the main changes in the 2018 Land Rover Defender is that it will start to use a unibody construction instead of the old body-on-frame design.
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2018 Land Rover Defender Specs
Under the hood, you can expect to find the Jaguar Land Rover’s 2.0-liter four-cylinder engines. There should be a petrol model for the first time, as well as a diesel model.
In what concerns with the 2018 Land Rover Defender transmission, we are expecting to see it offered with both an automatic and a manual gearbox.
In case you’re looking for hybrid cars, the 2018 Land Rover Defender is also an option. The truth is that it will also come with a pair of 2.0-liter engines and it’s going to be called P400e.
2018 Land Rover Defender Interior
If up until today the Land Rover Defender used to have a rugged and spartan interior, this trend can’t continue. After all, the 2018 Land Rover Defender will be directly competing with luxury SUVs like the Mercedes G-Class.
So, we are expecting to see quite a different interior based on quality and good details.
Most rumors are pointing to the existence of some leather seats, improved heating system, semi-autonomous driving, and a reversing camera.