Wednesday 25 September 2019

Road - Affordable Defender?

Affordable Defender ... Just in case you missed it, there was a new Land Rover Defender Commercial tucked away at the back of the stand at the recent Frankfurt Motor Show where the new Defender was launched. Although not due for release till next year, final specification and price have yet to be finalised. However, if JLR want to re-attract the 'traditional' Defender buyers they are going to have to do something about the expected price. At this stage industry insiders are anticipating something in the region of £38,500 for the 90 and £40,500 for the 110, where expectations were originally in the £30,000 bracket. That was down primarily to the fact that the new Defender will be built on a production alongside the Discovery in their new factory in Slovakia. It is also anticipated that the base model will have a 2 litre diesel with an 8-speed ZF automatic transmission and permanent all-wheel drive. Towing capacity will be 3500 kgs.

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