2019 Land Rover Defender - Proper Successor of a Legend

There is an old saying (possibly without much foundation) that goes along the lines of … “the first vehicle seen by nearly 80% of the developing world was a Land Rover”. There is no denying its credibility or history, this really was the vehicle that made the world a smaller place.

When it was announced that Land Rover would be stopping production of the Defender, there was uproar among the die-hard fans, fortunately, Jaguar Land Rover saw sense and are bringing it back to life with the all new 2019 Land Rover Defender.

Defender's main rival could be only one more legendary SUV - Jeep Wrangler.

2019 Land Rover Defender Release date

No information has been released about the 2019 Land Rover Defender, but Dr Ralf Speth, CEO Jaguar Land Rover has admitted that he’s driven a prototype of the new model. This leads us to think that JLR will showcase a concept at one of the large automobile shows next year, and then go for a full roll out in the third quarter of 2018.

2019 Land Rover Defender Price

It’s virtually impossible to guess at pricing for a brand new model, the only indication that we have is the rumor putting the 2019 Defender between the Discovery and the Range Rover. IF that is the case, we can perhaps draw on current pricing; the Discovery starts at around $50,000 and the Range Rover comes in at $85,000, so we could be looking in the region of $70,000 for the base model of the 2019 Defender.

2019 Land Rover Defender Redesign and Changes

Dr Ralf Speth has confirmed that the design has been fixed now, and we believe that the New Land Rover Defender  2019 will come in five different styles; 2 x two-door 1 x four-door and two pickups (perhaps with two and four doors). We also think that it will be built upon the same PLA (Premium Lightweight Architecture) platform from the 2017 Disco and Range Rover.

2019 Land Rover Defender Specs

There is absolutely nothing (not even rumor!) regarding the powertrain, but looking so far forward means that Land Rover will have to seriously give thought toward emissions and long-term sustainability; the current trend is to offer a small engined variant (sub 2.0 liter) which gives a lower base price and helps toward the manufacturers emissions responsibility whilst then adding a muscular V6 in both gas and diesel – our money would be on a V6 rather than V8, with an 8-speed auto transmission, switchable all-wheel drive.

Land Rover have said that the new 2019 Defender will be an “authentic successor” to the generations gone by.

2019 Land Rover Defender Pictures

2016-12-21 by Luke Widmeyer