It’s being reported that the next-generation Land Rover Defender is going to enter production during the summer of 2016.
It’s being reported that the next-generation Land Rover Defender is going to enter production during the summer of 2016. We last heard about a Defender replacement back in 2011 with the DC100 concept and at the time 2015 was slated as the last year for the current Defender. The current Defender will go out of production in 2015 due to emissions regulations, but the world will have to wait at least a year later for its replacement.
It’s also being reported that the styling for the new Defender has already been signed off, but Land Rover hasn’t decided if we’ll get a sneak peek with a concept version before the production version arrives. The final design is expected to be very different from the DC100 concept pictured here, since it wasn’t very popular with fans. It’s also expected that the next Defender will get a version of Land Rover’s new aluminum architecture, which is also used as the basis for the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport models.
Under the hood we can expect the next Defender to get a range of four and six cylinder engines from the automaker’s new Ingenium engine lineup.