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2020 Land Rover Defender

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The iconic SUV returns to the United States after 22 years!

The 2020 Land Rover Defender is a brand-new SUV that revives a nameplate that the British firm discontinued in 2016. But not only it marks the Defender’s return after three years, it also marks the nameplate’s return to the U.S. market after 22 years. The 2020 Defender is a familiar sight thanks to its boxy design, but that’s the only feature that reminds of its predecessor. Underneath, the 2020 Defender sports a modern, all-aluminum monocoque architecture and, for the first time, it comes with a mild hybrid drivetrain.

The 2020 Defender also comes into dealerships with a complete engine lineup that includes both gasoline and diesel powerplants. However, the oil burners aren’t available in the United States. The 2020 Defender remains as versatile as its predecessor with various interior layouts available. You can order it as a classic five seater, but you can also opt for a front jump seat and turn it into a six seater. Two addition third-row seats are also available, so the Defender can also become a seven- or eight-seat SUV. What else is new and how does it compare with the iconic Jeep Wrangler and Mercedes-Benz G-Class? Let’s find out in the detailed review below.

 

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2023 Land Rover Defender 90 Review: The Smallest Big SUV

2023 Land Rover Defender 90 Review: The Smallest Big SUV

The two-door Defender has massive character without massive bulk

Walk up to a hulking apocalypse-ready SUV. Climb aboard into a towering driver’s seat with plenty of space to spread out. Take in the cabin’s perfect balance of premium and rugged qualities. Fire up the available 518-horsepower V-8 engine. Then scoot into a parallel parking spot that wouldn’t fit a Honda Civic.

This is the unique place of the 2023 Land Rover Defender 90. By lopping the rear doors off the big three-row Defender 110, Land Rover preserves this off-road icon’s mighty yet sophisticated feel — but without the cumbersome bulk that accompanies every other big-feeling SUV. And by combining a two-door body with a classic Land Rover shape, it further ups the Defender’s already-mighty cool factor.

Here are our full impressions of a week with this unique Land Rover.

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Manhart Has Turned The Land Rover Defender Into An All-Terrain Performance SUV

Manhart Has Turned The Land Rover Defender Into An All-Terrain Performance SUV

MANHART Defender DP 500 is the Land Rover Defender’s evil cousin from Germany

The mad scientists at Manhart are mostly known for enhancing the performance and visuals of BMW models. In recent years, the tuner branched out to other vehicles such as Audis, Minis, and even vehicles like the Alfa Romeo Giulia QV600 or Tesla Model 3, which received a "grill" from the German tuner. Now, Manhart has gone to town on the new Defender 110 and the results are, as expected, quite impressive. The real question is, can you still drive it everywhere?

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Land Rover Classic Pays Tribute To Legacy With Defender Works V8 Trophy II

Land Rover Classic Pays Tribute To Legacy With Defender Works V8 Trophy II

Only 25 units will be built

With a history of more than 70 years, Land Rover is known for building some of the best off-roading vehicles in the world. Some of its models were put to historic off-roading challenges in 23 different locations on the Earth. As a tribute to this legacy, Land Rover Classic will offer 25 Classic Defender Works V8 Trophy II vehicles with unique exterior camouflage.

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The Manhart Defender DP500 Is Powerful and Stunning

The Manhart Defender DP500 Is Powerful and Stunning

Just as powerful as the Defender V-8 version!

Ever since 1984, the Defender has been built with only one purpose in mind: off-roading. Things might be a little bit different with the new generation, however, which has more of a city-driving disposition. Also, when Land Rover launched the new Defender, it was not offered with the world’s most powerful engines. Things changed when the company announced the Defender V-8, but both the 90 and the 110 models need a lot of improvement. Manhart’s DP 500 package for the Defender 110 does just that: it brings the six-cylinder engine to the right level. This should keep you busy, at least until the Defender SVR arrives with the 600-horsepower V-8 engine.

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2022 Land Rover Defender 90 V8 Review: Overpowered and Not Without Compromise

2022 Land Rover Defender 90 V8 Review: Overpowered and Not Without Compromise

The Defender V8 might be worth it to some, but it’s truly overkill for most of us

While Ford and Jeep are messing around with new 400+ horsepower versions of their most extreme off-roaders, Land Rover’s like “wouldn’t you rather have a 518-horsepower supercharged engine?” Well, that’s the deal with their new Defender V8 - a six-figure SUV designed with a more dynamic side.

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Electrogenic Has An Easy Way to Make Your Land Rover Defender Electric

Electrogenic Has An Easy Way to Make Your Land Rover Defender Electric

It offers better performance figures than a similar diesel-powered Defender

The Land Rover Defender has a very long history. It first arrived in 1983 as the Land Rover 110 and in 1984 the lineup was joined by the Land Rover 90. The model initially replaced the Series III, but the Defender name itself was not used until 1990. With more than 2 million units built (including the original Land Rover Series), the Defender is one of the most appreciated vehicles by British farmers and landowners.

The Defender however is anything but efficient. And today’s main focus is on electricity and fuel-saving technologies. With the gas price skyrocketing, Electrogenic is coming to the rescue of those wanting to electrify their Land Rover Defenders.

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Land Rover Defender 130 Brings Off-Road Fun to the Entire Family

Land Rover Defender 130 Brings Off-Road Fun to the Entire Family

It offers the same off-road capabilities as its smaller brothers

Launched in 2019, the current generation Land Rover Defender has only been offered in two different versions: 90 and 110. Today, however, a new 130 version was added to the lineup. It is basically an extended-body version of the current models, with a lot more interior room and seating for 8 people.

For the U.S. market, the new Defender 130 will be offered in four trim levels: Defender, Defender X-Dynamic, Defender X, and Defender 130 First Edition. Prices will start from $68,000 before handling and delivery.

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2023 Land Rover Defender 30th Anniversary Edition

2023 Land Rover Defender 30th Anniversary Edition

Land Rover pays tribute to the first Defender offered in the States

Land Rover introduced the Defender to the North American market for the first time back in 1993. It was an extensively modified Defender 110, in order to comply with the strict North American safety regulations. The SUV was powered by a 3.9-liter V-8 petrol engine.

To mark the 30th anniversary of the North American introduction of the Defender, Land Rover will offer a special Defender 30th Anniversary Edition. It will be limited to only 500 units - just like the initial export batch offered in the States, and will be priced from $75,000.

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Tonka Toys Go To War On The Dirt: The Wrangler 392 Takes On The G-63 AMG And The Defender 90 V-8

Tonka Toys Go To War On The Dirt: The Wrangler 392 Takes On The G-63 AMG And The Defender 90 V-8

Which one of these V-8 powered SUVs will come out on top?

Not that they were ever built for speed (or were they now?), Motor1 decided to pit three high-performance V-8-powered rigs against each other on a dry lake bed, out in the deserts of California. The purpose of this battle was to determine the fastest of the trio on the dirt.

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Are You The 2024 Land Rover Defender V8 SVR?

Are You The 2024 Land Rover Defender V8 SVR?

It seems like Land Rover has finally started to test the SVR!

At the moment, Land Rover is busy testing the next Defender 130 - a stretched version of the current 110 that will add room for two to three extra seats. However, today our spy photographers caught another interesting Defender prototype playing around Nürburgring, and we have reasons to believe this could be the next Defender V8 SVR.

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We Didn't Know We Needed This Land Rover Defender vs Ram TRX Drag Race Until Now

We Didn’t Know We Needed This Land Rover Defender vs Ram TRX Drag Race Until Now

Watching an off-roader and a pickup truck sprint with such ease is terrifying on some levels

Sam from ‘Sam CarLegion’ staged yet another drag race, and this time, he brought two vehicles with supercharged V-8s – one’s the Land Rover Defender, and the other, the Ram 1500 TRX. Both of them are mighty powerful and don’t shy away from spreading their wings to take flight. But, how do they fare against each other? Will the lighter Defender prevail, or will the more powerful TRX smash its rival?

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The 2023 Land Rover Defender 130 Moves To Nürburgring For Further Testing

The 2023 Land Rover Defender 130 Moves To Nürburgring For Further Testing

The Defender 130 also reveals a new V-8 engine

We first found out that Land Rover will add a new version to its Defender lineup back in March 2022. Joining the current 90 and 110 versions, customers will also be able to opt for a new 130 version moving forward.

The first time we’ve spotted it, the Defender 130 was playing in the snow somewhere in Sweden. Now, the prototype has been caught testing around the famous Nurburgring track.

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2022 Land Rover Defender 90 Rally Special

2022 Land Rover Defender 90 Rally Special

The Defender 90 Rally Special will race at the 2022 Bowler Defender Challenge

The first James Bond movie - Dr. No - was released on 5th October 1962, so 2022 marks the 60th anniversary of the James Bond film franchise. During these 60 years, the Land Rover models were used a lot in all the James Bond movies, so, unsurprisingly, Land Rover will mark the event with a special edition Defender.

It will be a rally-prepared Defender 90 that will compete in the North Wales leg of the 2022 Bowler Defender Challenge. The car will be driven by Mark Higgins - a three-time British Rally Champion and Bond stunt driver in movies like Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, Spectre, and No Time to Die.

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The 2023 Land Rover Defender 130 Will Add Two More Seats

The 2023 Land Rover Defender 130 Will Add Two More Seats

But that’s the only change that the 2023 model year will offer

Launched in 2019, the current generation Land Rover Defender is offered in 90 and 110 versions. Now, it looks like Land Rover is preparing to add another version to the lineup: a stretched version called 130.

Our spy photographers caught the new model during cold weather testing in Sweden before its expected debut later this year.

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Can The Jeep Wrangler Outperform The New Land Rover Defender And Mercedes G350 Off Road?

Can The Jeep Wrangler Outperform The New Land Rover Defender And Mercedes G350 Off Road?

Three of the biggest 4X4 names get down and dirty for a series of grueling off-road challenges

CarWow’s drag races are fun and all, but seeing some of the hottest SUVs, currently on sale, put through a series of off-road challenges is not to be missed. And while most modern SUVs probably won’t ever see serious off-roading, these three, show they are plenty capable off the beaten path. But which one will prove to be the best? Mercedes G350d, Land Rover Defender, or the Jeep Wrangled Rubicon? Find out below.

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Tug Of War: Ford Bronco Badlands vs Land Rover Defender

Tug Of War: Ford Bronco Badlands vs Land Rover Defender

Can more power on the Defender compensate for better traction on the Bronco? Read on to find out

Now you already know that Same Carlegion from up north in Canada frequently stages some of the most entertaining drag races on YouTube. This time around, in a first for him, Sam decides to try his hand at staging a tug of war.

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These Cars Made It To This Year's Wards 10 Best Interiors

These Cars Made It To This Year’s Wards 10 Best Interiors

This year’s list includes vehicles ranging from a high-end Bentley Bentayga Speed to a more affordable Honda Civic

Most car enthusiasts tend to prioritize a car’s exterior design, but in reality, we spend more of our time inside the vehicle. Thankfully, Wards Auto is here to help us determine which interiors are truly worth our time behind the wheel.

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How Does The New Defender Square Up Against Its Predecessor?

How Does The New Defender Square Up Against Its Predecessor?

Other than their impressive off-road capabilities, almost everything is different between the old and the new Defenders

Following a continuous production run for 67 years, the Defender was discontinued in 2016 due to rising irrelevance and the costly EU emission standards. However, in 2020, Jaguar Land Rover released a new generation that differs significantly from the previous model. The main highlights include the platform it is based on, the overall design, and hybrid powertrain alternatives. The previous generations were also reputed for their spartan cabins and lack of technology. The new Defender adequately embraces technology and gets a new range of modern petrol and diesel engines from across the available range. Both the past and present Defenders were made to be off-roading SUVs, but there is no harm in comparing attributes to see where each excels better than the other.

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Tug Of War: New Land Rover Defender vs Two Old Defenders

Tug Of War: New Land Rover Defender vs Two Old Defenders

The new Defender gets into a tug of war against two old Defenders; one of them converted to an EV

Land Rover introduced the new Defender two years ago around this time. While it seemed rugged and strong on paper and turned out to be a rather sweet package, a lot of purists didn’t find the old-school charm in it anymore, which wasn’t wrong. But, how does it compare to its predecessors in terms of pure strength? Mat Watson from Carwow decided to find the answer by pitting it against two yesteryear Land Rover Defenders in a tug of war. While one of them featured a diesel mill, the other was an electrified version. Which SUV do you think has the edge?

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2022 Land Rover Defender V8 Bond Edition

2022 Land Rover Defender V8 Bond Edition

It is offered on either the Defender 90 or 110 and was inspired by the "No Time To Die" movie

What’s the first car that comes to mind when you hear "James Bond?" Aston Martin DB5 is for sure on the top list. In the "Goldfinger" movie it made a perfect team with Sean Connery. But, there are other cars too - maybe not as iconic - that are related to the famous movie. "No time to die" - the last iteration from the James Bond series - is set to premiere at the end of September, 2021. To celebrate its debut, Land Rover announced the special edition Defender V8 Bond Edition. It comes as no surprise, as the new Defender will be a star in "No time to die."

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This Modest-Looking Himalaya HUE 166 Has a Big Surprise Under the Hood

This Modest-Looking Himalaya HUE 166 Has a Big Surprise Under the Hood

The Hue 166 nameplate harks back to 1948 and this new one by Himalaya is a modern interpretation of that vintage SUV

The term "Sleeper" is being used all over the place. An RS6, M5, or even E63 AMG with their large wheels, massive exhausts, "air" intakes, and wide bodywork, are cars that aren’t necessarily sleepers at all anymore. The Himalaya Hue 166, with its big 650 horsepower, V-8 engine based on the Land Rover Defender 110, and understated looks, aims to change that.

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2021 Land Rover Defender 110 by Heritage Customs

2021 Land Rover Defender 110 by Heritage Customs

This all-black Defender 110 isn’t overdone and looks hot on the inside and out

Netherlands-based Heritage Customs is known for its Land Rover Defender builds. The aftermarket company has created many bespoke editions of the yesteryear and the new Defender models. The company has again created a bespoke model for a TV celebrity, Winston Gerschtanowitz, based on the new Defender 110 called the Valiance.

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Land Rover Defender SVR To Feature A 600-Horsepower BMW-Sourced V-8 Under The Hood!

Land Rover Defender SVR To Feature A 600-Horsepower BMW-Sourced V-8 Under The Hood!

A BMW-powered Land Rover Defender SVR might just give the Mercedes-AMG G63 a run for its money

As far as SUVs go, the Land Rover Defender has been the talk of talks in recent times. That is a big achievement, given the variety of SUVs. Not to mention the crazy demand. We already know that, for 2022, the Defender will get a 5.0-liter V-8 engine with 525 horsepower (391 kilowatts) and 461 pound-feet (625 Nm). We expect this to be the familiar from Jaguar 5.0-liter supercharged V-8. However, this will not be the top version for long, as something bigger is coming. This, of course, being the Defender SVR, which will reportedly put out in excess of 600 horsepower, from a BMW engine.

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2022 Land Rover Defender Trophy Edition

2022 Land Rover Defender Trophy Edition

This special Defender pays tribute to the iconic 4x4’s long-standing expedition legacy and was inspired by the Classic Defender Works V8 Trophy

Land Rover set out to tell a story with its latest special edition – The Defender Trophy Edition. It’s designed specifically to pay tribute to the Defender’s long-standing expedition legacy. It’s inspired by the Land Rover Classic Defender Works V8 Trophy and is based on the 2022 Defender 110 P400 X-Dynamic SE (boy that’s a mouthful.) Production will be capped at 220 units, some of which will undoubtedly be equipped with the Extended Black Exterior Pack that you see on the model in these images.

As you’d expect from Land Rover, the Defender Trophy Edition comes standard will all kinds of extra all-terrain equipment including a roof rack, front under shield, deployable ladder, winch installation kit, air compressor, an deep-sided floormats. The list continues with a tow hitch receiver, ClearSight RearView, and Air Suspension. This limited edition will be available from August 2021, and will be priced at $90,000. If you’re in Europe, I’m sorry to break your heart, but this is a U.S. only affair.

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Ineos Grenadier – The Old-School Defender That Land Rover Doesn't Make Anymore

Ineos Grenadier – The Old-School Defender That Land Rover Doesn’t Make Anymore

If you enjoy the charm and persona of the erstwhile Defender, the Ineos Grenadier will make you drool

There are high chances you would’ve heard of the name ‘Ineos’. It is a U.K.-based petrochemicals group. You must have even seen the name across the Mercedes F1 cars, America’s Cup team boats, and also ‘Ineos Grenadiers’, a cycling team previously known as Sky.

Now, Ineos has dipped its toes into the automotive segment and has come up with an SUV called Ineos Grenadier. The SUV is heavily inspired by the yesteryear Land Rover Defender. While it may look the part, is it as hardcore as the original model? Carfection finds out.

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The Land Rover Defender Gets the full Manhart Treatment with 550 Horses and a Body Kit

The Land Rover Defender Gets the full Manhart Treatment with 550 Horses and a Body Kit

Manhart just exercised the Land Rover Defender LR 110 P400 for more power

Since the mid-80s the Land Rover’s Defender’s name has stood for one of the most original and indestructible off-road vehicles in automotive history. Over the past 70 years, the model known solely by its brand name has only bee discreetly improved - until incompatibilities with pedestrian protection ultimately sealed its fate in early 2016.

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This Land Rover Defender From the ‘80s Has Been Completely Revamped

This Land Rover Defender From the ‘80s Has Been Completely Revamped

This Defender 110 now makes 500 horses from its V-8 engine, and comes with new axles, exhaust, and shocks

The 20th century Land Rover Defenders are a hot commodity today. A lot of tuners and aftermarket companies undertake restomod operations and give the erstwhile model a modern twist. AutotopiaLA has uploaded a video of a project done by Fusion Motorsport wherein a 30-year old red Land Rover Defender went under the knife. It came out with fresh skin, a new look, and even a new heart. Neat job, huh?

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Land Rover Defender 110 Is The Support Vehicle At The 2021 Red Bull X-Alps Adventure Race

Land Rover Defender 110 Is The Support Vehicle At The 2021 Red Bull X-Alps Adventure Race

The Defender will be used to carry around vital supplies and equipment, and serve as a resting place for the athletes

Land Rover Defender is one of the toughest SUVs that money can buy you. The automaker reminded people of the same when it decided to send a fleet of Defenders to the Alps as support vehicles for the Red Bulls X-Alps adventure race. The Defender will be used to ferry people and supplies around, and will also act as recovery vehicles for the athletes.

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2021 Land Rover Defender 90 Trio By ECD Automotive Design

2021 Land Rover Defender 90 Trio By ECD Automotive Design

ECD has come up with three, bespoke Land Rover Defender 90s, and each of them is are unique as it gets

E.C.D Automotive Design is famous for its highly customized Land Rover Defender rebuilds. This time, the aftermarket company has taken things up a notch by working on three identical Defender 90s one after the other, but each one is contrastingly different from the other. The rebuild on all the three SUVs involves extensive work inside out and even feature different V-8s under the hood. The company hasn’t revealed the exact prices of these builds, but the D90s start at $180,000.

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Land Rover May Try to Compete With The Mercedes-AMG G63

Land Rover May Try to Compete With The Mercedes-AMG G63

The automaker acquired Bowler Motors last year and could develop a Bowler-spec Defender V-8 to take on the luxurious German off-roader

It seems like Land Rover is done testing the waters with the new Defender and gauging the customers’ opinions. The automaker recently unveiled the V-8 engine on the Defender, will be rolling out the Defender 130 within a couple of years, and has plans to develop a Defender-based pickup truck. As if Land Rover didn’t have a lot on its plate already, it plans to take on the Mercedes-AMG G63 with another iteration of the Defender that will most likely be built under the guidance of its recent acquisition, Bowler Motors.

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2022 Land Rover Defender Debuts With A V-8 Engine

2022 Land Rover Defender Debuts With A V-8 Engine

It also comes with new special models and trims, tech upgrades, and exterior enhancements

Land Rover resurrected the Defender moniker in a brand new avatar in 2019 after a three-year hiatus. It didn’t look as rugged and boxy as its predecessor, but it came loaded to the brim in terms of features and gizmos. Although it had everything that one would want from a premium off-roader, there was one glaring omission – the V-8 engine. Perhaps Land Rover was just testing waters when it launched the new Defender and wanted to keep something for later, or realized that the market is too competitive.

Either way, the good news is that the 2022 Defender has been introduced with eight-cylinders under the hood. Apart from this, it also comes with a few other tweaks here and there that have smoothened out some wrinkles.

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2021 Land Rover Defender 130 "Project Mule" by ECD Automotive Design

2021 Land Rover Defender 130 "Project Mule" by ECD Automotive Design

This yesteryear Defender 130 comes with a unique interior and performance upgrades looks ranch-ready!

E.C.D. Automotive Design is known for Land Rover rebuilds. The company has worked on many unique projects in the past and is here with another one based on the Defender 130 pickup truck. Called the Project Mule, it comes with a plethora of changes inside out. It features a Chevy LS3 engine under the hood, an off-road suspension with a lift kit, teakwood bed, sheepskin and cowhide interior, and so on.

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2021 Land Rover Defender Works V8 Trophy

2021 Land Rover Defender Works V8 Trophy

This build by Land Rover Classic comes with Camel Trophy Livery and will be limited to just 25 examples

The previous-gen Defender is one of the most sought-after vehicles in the market. Aftermarket companies acquire it and give it its own unique twists, each one a lot different than the other. Land Rover has jumped on the wagon, too, and come up with a limited-production Defender Works V8 Trophy. The SUV will come with classic looks and a V-8 engine under the hood. The automaker will build just 25 examples, but none of them are earmarked for the U.S. market. The price? A little over quarter-million dollars!

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2021 Ares Design Defender Spec 1.2

2021 Ares Design Defender Spec 1.2

The aftermarket company has beefed up its looks, added premium material inside the cabin, and plonked in a V-8 mill under the hood

Land Rover Defender is one of the most popular choices for tuners and aftermarket companies to show off their skills and creativity. This time, it’s Ares Designs’ turn to show off what it could make of this butch SUV. Called the Defender Spec 1.2, it comes with changes inside out. The exterior includes stuff like carbon fiber bodywork and a panoramic roof and the interior benefits from some luxurious touches. Even the four-cylinder engine is swapped in favor of a V-8 engine for that extra grunt and roar.

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2020 Land Rover Defender - Driven

2020 Land Rover Defender - Driven

An SUV with a premium interior, powerful engine, and numerous gizmos that make off-roading a walk in the park

The Land Rover Defender needs no introduction. After a long run, the company sent it on a hiatus in 2016, only for it to return in a freshed, modern avatar to keep up with the competition. It came out looking a little less old-school, but still as rugged as ever.

This time, it wasn’t just the sturdy build that made it a compelling off-roader, but also the modern gadgets and gizmos that could put the other off-roaders out there to shame. The top trim is dangerously close to the six-digit price territory, but will that stop people from buying it? Or will customers look at other cheaper alternatives, like the Toyota 4Runner and to an extent, the Jeep Grand Cherokee?

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Land Rover Defender by Bowler - A Continuation of the Iconic Original

Land Rover Defender by Bowler - A Continuation of the Iconic Original

The off-roader will be built in very small quantities and will come with a sticker price of a quarter-million dollars

The new Land Rover Defender is a very capable vehicle, but purists surely miss the old one. The old Defender had a different aura and charm, something that the new one will probably never be able to match it. Although numerous aftermarket companies are restoring and rebuilding it, the fact is that the same models are in circulation. But, that’s about to change now.

Aftermarket specialist Bowler has been granted the license to use the iconic Defender shape in the next phase of development for all-terrain performance cars and rally raid vehicles. In case you have apprehensions about another company building the classic Defender, let me tell you that Land Rover purchased Bowler last year. So this is as good as Land Rover building it.

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2020 Land Rover Defender By Himalaya

2020 Land Rover Defender By Himalaya

Himalaya is back with another Defender build, this time as part of the flagship Summit Series

Himalaya is known to create builds of timeless vehicles. One of them is the Defender, with which the aftermarket company has had a love affair for a long time. Last year, Himalaya worked on the new Defender to create a special edition called Spectre. Now, the company has laid its hand on the renowned moniker to build a 650-horsepower beast that inducts itself into Himalaya’s flagship Summit Series.

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Amazing Car for Sale: 1990 Land Rover 110

Amazing Car for Sale: 1990 Land Rover 110

This globetrotter comes with a host of add-ons that make it a perfect overlanding vehicle

Before the SUV received its moniker, the Land Rover Defender was simply called Land Rover 90 or 110, based on the model’s wheelbase. It was almost a decade after its launch that Land Rover decided to call it the Defender. So, on sale here is a 1990 Land Rover 110 that has been all around the globe. It was first exported from the U.K. to Italy and then overhauled bycThe Landrovers in the Netherlands five years back. In 2016, it finally reached U.S. shores and it has been here ever since. Now the current owner has put this three-decade-old model on Bring-a-Trailer.

At the time of writing, the current bid stands at $45,000 and there’s a week left before the auction closes. Has this piqued your interest?

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2020 Land Rover Defender Yachting Edition by Carlex Design

2020 Land Rover Defender Yachting Edition by Carlex Design

This nautical-themed off-roader by the Polish aftermarket company looks exquisite

Carlex is known for its out-of-the-box themes and designs. A couple of months back, the aftermarket company came up with a Yachting Edition of the Mercedes-AMG G63, which was designed for a customer in Dubai. It looks like the design pleased the enthusiasts as well as the folks at Carlex because it has now come up with another Yachting Edition, but this time it is based on the Land Rover Defender. In all honesty, it looks as sweet as the G 63 itself and comes with a lot of new stuff inside, on the outside, and none under the hood.

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Have You Ever Wondered What A Land Rover Defender Would Look Like As A Pickup Truck?

Have You Ever Wondered What A Land Rover Defender Would Look Like As A Pickup Truck?

A tough nut like this could give the existing truck manufacturers a run for their money

The Land Rover Defender is a capable off-roader with a lot of off-road tech and equipment fused with a conventional, boxy design. Even though it has all the characteristics to shine as a pickup truck, don’t expect it to happen any time soon.

However, that doesn’t mean that enthusiasts can’t imagine what it looks like. A rendering artist, Andrew Alewine, uploaded an image of the Defender imagined as a full-size pickup truck. Do you think it looks the part to take on the likes of the Ford F-150 and the Chevy Silverado?

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Watch the Old Land Rover Defender Keep Up with the New Defender and Jeep Gladiator

Watch the Old Land Rover Defender Keep Up with the New Defender and Jeep Gladiator

The old Defender has still got it and completed this trail without any major hiccups

Land Rover brought back the 2020 Defender after a four-year hiatus and it is quite impressive. But, the new body and feel gave it more of an urban vibe than the classic off-roader pizzazz that the Defender is generally known for. So, to see how it weighs in the present scenario, the folks at TFL decided to take it off-roading along with the old Defender and the rugged Jeep Gladiator. Can it match its rivals as an off-roader, or has the new Defender become an urban commuter with a just little off-roading DNA left in it?

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Throttle House Says the Land Rover Defender is a $75,000 Ford Bronco Fighter

Throttle House Says the Land Rover Defender is a $75,000 Ford Bronco Fighter

Is the $75,000 Land Rover Defender Really a Ford Bronco Fighter?

Brands bringing back past-glory monikers is the norm these days and with no signs of this trend slowing down, reviews such as TH’s latest video are bound to pop up on the internet sooner or later.

Now, the video argues that the 2020 Land Rover Defender is a Bronco fighter, which is actually very debatable, for a variety of reasons - however, the two cars are quite similar to some extent.

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There's a Good Chance That This Land Rover Defender Is Testing a New V-8

There’s a Good Chance That This Land Rover Defender Is Testing a New V-8

The Land Rover Defender could borrow a twin-turbo V-8 engine from BMW

The iconic Land Rover Defender returned in 2019 after a three-year hiatus. It continues to be a rugged-style, boxy SUV with solid off-road capability, but it’s now infused with state-of-the-art technology and premium features. Land Rover offers a range of turbocharged gasoline and diesel engines, including a mild hybrid drivetrain, but a V-8 engine is still missing. That’s about to change though, as our paparazzi just spotted a new prototype that seems to feature such a powertrain.

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2020 Ineos Grenadier

2020 Ineos Grenadier

An up and coming British automaker’s attempt at an old-school off-road SUV inspired by the old Defender

When folks like us are obsessed with a car, we draw it on papers, doodle about it, and all of that. But, if you have billions of pounds in your bank account, you just build a fully-functional vehicle from scratch. This is how the Ineos Grenadier came to life.

Ineos is a British petrochemicals group founded by Sir Jim Ratcliffe which now has an automotive division in its portfolio. Such was his love for the classic Defender that he tried to purchase the rights from Land Rover. When denied, he went on to build an SUV from the ground up that takes heavy inspiration from the old Defender. Although it looks the part, is the Ineos Grenadier as tough as the classic Land Rover?

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2020 Land Rover Defender 110 "Project Rowdy" by ECD Automotive Design

2020 Land Rover Defender 110 "Project Rowdy" by ECD Automotive Design

How can you go wrong with a Corvette-powered Defender?

Land Rover redefined the way off-roaders are perceived. The automaker brought class and finesse to many off-roaders and launched many monikers that are fondly remembered even today. The Defender is one of them. The badge came to life in the 1980s, before which it was known as the Land Rover Ninety and One Ten. The automaker pulled the plug on it in 2016, but brought it back again last year. In 2018, Land Rover rolled out a special edition of the Defender called the Defender Works V-8.

A lot of aftermarket companies have customized it over the years, but one company called ECD Automotive Design has taken a special liking towards it. The company specializes in customizing Land Rover SUVs in unimaginable ways. This time around, it has worked on the old-school Defender 110 which it calls the ‘Project Rowdy’. Project Rowdy is tough on the outside, plush on the inside, and powerful under the hood. The highlight of this project is the Corvette engine that sits under the hood! What more would you like from a customized SUV?

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The 2020 Land Rover Defender Takes a Bashing In James Bond No Time To Die Rehearsals

The 2020 Land Rover Defender Takes a Bashing In James Bond No Time To Die Rehearsals

And by bashing we mean hitting trees, drifting, and performing crazy jumps

We knew for some time that the new 2020 Land Rover Defender will play a big role in the upcoming No Time to Die 007 movie, but the only proof we had was an all-black prototype photographed on the set.

This time around, Land Rover provides a glimpse into what we should expect from the movie when it comes to the Defender’s part, and boy, you won’t be disappointed, we can tell you that much.

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Land Rover Showcases world-first dual-modem infotainment system at CES

Land Rover Showcases world-first dual-modem infotainment system at CES

Quicker updates, seamless functionality

Unveiled in September 2019, the new-generation Land Rover Defender was showcased at a couple of auto shows last year. Come 2020 and Land Rover is showing off the vehicle’s advanced infotainment system at the Consumer Electronics Show. Why is this important? Well, Land Rover claims that the Defender features the world’s first dual-modem, dual eSIM technology, which enhances connectivity and helps the infotainment system work quicker even when operating system updates.

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The Mercedes-AMG G 63 Will Have a New BMW-Powered Competitor in the Land Rover Defender SVR

The Mercedes-AMG G 63 Will Have a New BMW-Powered Competitor in the Land Rover Defender SVR

That’s right, a Land Rover Defender SVR is coming

Hear this out: Jaguar Land Rover is hiding a high-performance prototype based on the new Defender which will ultimately make it to production under the SVR badge. The model is currently developed by Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) division and when it finally hatches, the Defender SVR will use a 4.4-liter BMW-sourced engine in its attempt to give the Mercedes-AMG G 63 a run for its money.

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If you just glance over Land Rover Defender history, you’ll see that the Defender hit the market in 1983 and stayed there, only taking on mild changes, until 2016. However, if you look a little deeper, you’ll realize that the Defender actually traces its roots back to 1948 when the first Series Land Rover made its debut at the Amsterdam Motor Show in April of that year. These defenders that were, oddly, quite similar to the model from the 80s, 90s, and 2000s (with a retro vibe to them, of course) but they were actually built by the Rover Company from 1948 to 1967 and then by British Leyland from 1968 to 1983.

1983 marked the end of the Series Land Rover and, from that point on, the vehicle would be known as the Defender and marketed under the Land Rover name. The Defender as we knew it in 1983 was produced until 2016 when, after a total of 67 years in continuous production, the Defender was discontinued. In the U.S. Market, however, you couldn’t buy a new defender after 1997 as it couldn’t keep up with safety regulations at the time. For 2020, Land Rover (or Jaguar Land Rover, rather) introduced an all-new Defender that isn’t quite as boxy as the model it replaced but holds true to the tradition of a true, go-anywhere SUV.

The 2020 Land Rover Defender starts at nearly $51,000 in base form and can cruise to north of $100,000 for higher trim level models with added accessories. At the time of launch, the new defender is offered in 90 and 110 form (in regard to its wheelbase) and with four different engines depending on the market. A 2.0-liter four-cylinder will deliver between 200 and 240 horsepower while a six-cylinder is offered with up to 400 horsepower thanks to a mild-hybrid system that provides a little extra power and better fuel economy. A plug-in hybrid and larger 130-wheelbase model is expected to hit the market at some point, but as of 2020, there’s no official word on either model.