25 March 2020
Review

It's finally here. The new 2020 Land Rover Defender has arrived, replacing a car that could trace its roots back to the very 1948 birth of Land Rover.

Land Rover doesn't like to call the Defender an SUV - insisting it is a true 4x4 - but the new car can be had in either short-wheelbase 90 or long-wheelbase 110 form, as tested here.

It comes in a variety of forms. We've driven the 2.0 diesel D240, a 237bhp diesel with a 0-60mph time of 8.7seconds and a top speed of 117mph. Then there's the P400, a V6 petrol engine with a 0-60mph time of 5.8sec and a 119mph top speed.

Prices, in the UK, start at around £45,000, but it's possible to spec a Defender up to six figures. The cars you see here (driven before the Coronavirus outbreak took hold internationally), were pretty heftily specced, at around £65k for the D240 and £80k+ for the P400.

When it goes on sale, the Land Rover Defender will face competition from all kinds of vehicles, from the Jeep Wrangler to the Ford Ranger Raptor to the Toyota Land Cruiser and more. Here's what it's like, driven over vast distances albeit all off-road...

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kc_info 12 May 2020

Beautiful

Really Good Info and Video review!

Poorgirls 13 April 2020

Thanks!

I really like this car, it's very good

wildoat 12 April 2020

Sorry

This is so late to the party that it's obsolete already. How can anyone justify a vehicle like this which will struggle to achieve 25mpg, Landrover what a massive waste of time and effort, you could have produced something far more relevant, such a shame.