The new Land Rover Defender is all over social media again today as Land Rover share an image of a lightly-camouflaged new Defender for World Land Rover Day. So, JGS4X4 decided it would be rude to not share too…
Land Rover has given us our clearest look yet of the all-new 2020 Defender by releasing the above image wearing a ‘Tusk Trust’ conservation charity camouflage. The new Defender will experience life at the Borana Conservancy in Kenya as part of Land Rover’s 15-year partnership with Tusk Trust – hence the wrap design!
Whilst there the Land Rover Defender will tow heavy loads, wade rivers and haul supplies across unforgiving terrain in real-world testing at the 14,000-hectare reserve. Prototypes have already completed three-quarters of a million miles of testing around the globe ‘to ensure that it is the toughest and most capable Land Rover ever made’.
The teaser clearly shows the new Defender’s clean, utilitarian lines and upright stance – including near-flat sides, a flat roof, and a spare wheel carrier hung out back. Some design details are still being withheld – the image is heavily edited – but we get the idea of how the basic vehicle will look. With the angular disguise panels removed, the lines are clear to see – including echoes of the barrel sides introduced with the Series II in 1958.
The new Defender will be unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September – not long now!
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