Information from reliable sources point out that a new generation Land Rover Defender may be hitting the dealership soon than expected, perhaps as soon as 2016. This is an off-road four wheel drive utility vehicle which succeeds the Land Rover series, one of the best SUV’s. The production of this new 2016 Land Rover Defender would be over by the end of 2015 so as to enable this new model to arrive in early 2016. According to Jaguar group marketing manager, this highly anticipated model would turn out to be the most proficient Land Rover ever. This model is believed to have the ability to thrive in the world’s most harsh road terrains.
2016 Land Rover Defender: Redesign Exterior and Interior
2016 Land Rover Defender will come in as a muscular and boxy looking vehicle. Although the automaker has offered very scarce information regarding this vehicle, it is reported that this model will come in a modern design which will be totally different form the Land Rover’s DC100 concept autos which appeared in 2011. It is expected to be based on an aluminum frame which will make it more long lasting, rough and firm. Again, this model will be based on the PTA platform which calls for use of lightweight materials like carbon fiber and aluminum. The automaker hopes that this new platform will not in any way interfere with the Defender’s off-road abilities. The tires will be similar to those found in the 4×4 Toyota Land Cruiser
Extremely high level of sophistication inspired by the former models will be included in its interior but it will be different from before. The front part will feature an exclusive touch. While the former models looked bold and tough, this new version will get brighter colors which will facilitate it in competing with other SUV’s. A number of the current entertainment features will be rolled over to this new model, but they will be refreshed to bring in more value to this SUV. Additionally, some new ones will be installed and they include hands-free phone compatibility, superior music system, Bluetooth connectivity among others. Since safety is becoming a priority for most car buyers, the automaker has taken the 2016 Land Rover Defender to a whole new level. Apart from the airbags, there are other incredible safety equipments. Its interior will be functional, well thought out with various upgraded and packages which will enhance one’s driving experience.
2016 Land Rover Defender: Engine Specs
It is believed that this new version will get the most powerful engine which the Land Rover models have never had. This new model will be propelled by a new Land Rover engine referred to as Ingenium. This engine will most likely be offered with four cylinder petrol or diesel power plants. The engine which is anticipated to be Jaguar’s V6 will come with motors and eight or nine sped transmissions. A hybrid variant is also highly anticipated. The traditional manual transmission will not be offered and there are fears that this might affect the prospective buyers since it is good for off-road driving. The available engines are expected to make between 160 and 240 horsepower.
2016 Land Rover Defender: Price and Release Date
There is still no reliable information pertaining the exact price and release date of this new model. Nevertheless, it is projected that the new 2016 Land Rover Defender will cost about $ 60 000 to $ 100 000. Its arrival date may be around mid 2016.