It seems as if the new Land Rover Defender might make its appearance in 2018.
The iconic Defender – which has had a very decent 60-year run – will be phased out at the end of this year.
Naturally, Land Rover fans are quite eager to see what a replacement might look like, but it seems as if the new Defender is still a couple of years away. Recent reports suggest that it will make its debut in 2018.
What we do know is that there will be a SWB hard-top, a SWB soft-top, a four-door station wagon, a bakkie and a double cab bakkie.
A combination of petrol and diesel engines will be available, all mated to either six-speed manual transmission or nine-speed auto ‘boxes.
Low-range gearing and differential locks won’t be standard, but will be available as optional extras.
Lastly, it is also being reported that the Defender will boast a unibody construction, and a new for of Land Rover’s Terrain Response System.