Rumour: New Land Rover Defender expected by 2020; EV by 2024

In January 2016, production of the Land Rover Defender came to an end. Now, according to a media report, a new version of the car in the works and expected to go on sale in 2020.

The new Defender is expected to be available in short wheelbase (2-door) and long wheelbase (4-door) versions. The former is likely to come in hard and soft top versions, while the 4-door model will come with a metal roof.

The next-gen Defender is expected to be built on an aluminium monocoque structure and could also be equipped with an independent rear suspension. While there has been no official word on the engine options, the base variants could come equipped with 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder petrol and diesel engines with the larger 3.0-litre, 6-cylinder units reserved for the top trims.

It is also reported that a Sport version with better on-road characteristics and an all-electric version are in the works. The latter's launch date is rumoured to set for 2024.

Source: Car Magazine

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