Land Rover Defender News: Fan Reactions

February 21st, 2019 by

camouflaged 2020 defender parked by river in big city

At the Land Rover 70th anniversary last year, it was announced that the company would be bringing back the Land Rover Defender, and the buzz of excitement began to grow. The 1955 Land Rover Defender remains a fan favorite to this day, and many people were hopeful that the 2020 Land Rover Defender would echo its design. Learn more about fan reactions to the upcoming off-road-ready SUV, and contact us keep up with the latest Jaguar Land Rover news in Rockville Centre!

2020 Land Rover Defender Design

Land Rover design chief Gerry McGovern is a self-proclaimed modernist, so it’s no surprise that the newest teaser photos of the camouflaged 2020 Defender revealed an aggressive and modern profile with dramatic lines and sharp angles. However, some Defender fans were disappointed that it wasn’t more of a callback to the older Defender body styles.

While brainstorming designs for the Defender concept car, there were many challenges to address in order to honor the Defender legacy while excelling in a modern automotive market:

  • The new model must be watertight to contend with off-road vehicles from Mercedes-Benz, Jeep, and other competitors.
  • It must meet modern emissions requirements and be relatively fuel-efficient (to avoid going the way of the Hummer).
  • It must appeal to consumers globally and be priced to ensure the continued success of the model. (The previous model was mostly hand-built and not very lucrative for Land Rover.)
  • It must have advanced safety technology and driver-assistance features that will protect both passengers and pedestrians.
  • The 2020 Land Rover Defender interior must be packed with function while also having the premium design and comfort worthy of the Land Rover name.

While die-hard enthusiasts of the classic Land Rover Defender 90 and Defender 110 models might not be on board with the most recent design news, we would suggest reserving judgment for when the Defender is officially released. Once off-roaders see what the Defender can do with features like Terrain Response® and even more advanced technology, they might be changing their tune.

Stay In Touch for the Latest from Land Rover

Get the latest overview of the 2020 Defender features and specs. Want to know more about Land Rover military history, learn about the Land Rover logo, or absorb some Land Rover fun facts? Land Rover Freeport is your resource for all things Land Rover. When it’s time to take home a new luxury SUV to Garden City or Massapequa, browse our new Land Rover inventory!

Learn More at Land Rover Freeport

  • 2020 Range Rover Sport Performance & Interior Features

    The brand-new 2020 Range Rover Sport is the most dynamic Range Rover yet. For many years, the Range Rover Sport has combined the brands renowned off-road dexterity, luxury, and definitive styling with superb performance and family-friendly features. Additionally, from being the most capable performers in its class, the brand-new Land Rover model’s interior has been…

  • 2020 Land Rover Discovery versus 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450

    The 2020 Land Rover Discovery has several models (more than the Mercedes GLS but let’s not go there). Today we’re going to compare the 2020 Land Rover Discovery HSE versus the 2020 Mercedes-Ben GLS 450 in terms of capabilities, specifications, and more. With the abundance of luxury vehicles, it could be a challenging task these…

  • 2020 Land Rover Defender Interior Features

    The 2020 Land Rover Defender represents 70 years of technological innovation. The vehicle combines the Defender’s history of being reliable, well built, and all-terrain with a customizable interior, technological advancements, and accessory packs that bring the vehicle into the 21st century. Explore the 2020 Land Rover interior, high tech features, and test drive a brand-new…

 

Posted in Land Rover Models, News