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Everything we know about the all-new Defender

12 August 2019

As we get closer to the inevitable reveal of the all-new Defender, some new details have started leaking all over the internet.

A few media outlets were invited for a preview of the new car, so it was only a matter of time before the specifications started leaking all over the place.

Here’s what we know so far, at least according to various online sources:

The Defender will be available in two wheelbases – long and short. The short-wheelbase 90 will have three doors, while the long-wheelbase 110 will have five.

Two suspension setups will be available – a more traditional coil setup and an air suspension.

The underpinnings are based on the all-aluminium monocoque, as used for the Range Rover, Range Rover Sport and, as we suspected, the Discovery.

The standard wheel size is 18-inches, while the largest size is 22-inches. Both all-terrain and mud terrain tyres will be available.

A slide depicting the engine line-up also leaked last week, so we do know that the Defender will be an automatic only option.

The petrol model is a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo, producing 221kW and 400N. Interestingly, there also seems to be a six-cylinder with 294kW and 550Nm on tap.

On the diesel side there’s a 147kW/430Nm and 177kW/430Nm four-cylinder turbodiesel and a 3.0-litre six-cylinder with 221kW and a healthy 650Nm of torque.

We’ll give you more as soon as we have it.