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New Land Rover Defender takes inspiration from Mercedes G-Wagen

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New Land Rover Defender takes inspiration from Mercedes G-Wagen

The appearance of the next Land Rover Defender has been a cause for speculation for several years now since the previous concept was unveiled seven years ago back in 2011.

Up until the last couple of weeks, the only Defenders that have been on public display have been the prototype mules with bodies like scrunched-up Range Rovers – but that has now finally changed.

On 18 December, a low resolution photo was posted on the Land Rover Facebook page with a coy message – “Do not unwrap until 2019” – and a tease that more information would be provided before the end of this year. Beyond that, there were no details or even hints as to what the news is going to be, although the shape in the photo is so boxy that it only makes sense that it is the new Defender.

In a press release earlier this month that purported to outline the company’s plans for next year, there was no indication that a new Defender model was set to be introduced. However, the brand name was mentioned as one of the firm’s primary three product “families” – along with Discovery and Range Rover – which certainly suggested that the model would eventually be brought back.

There has been a great deal of anticipation surrounding the design possibilities of any new Land Rover Defender, but since the critical panning of the DC100 concept, those possibilities have been kept very much a secret. The new Defender will almost certainly be a four-door, and something aesthetically similar to the Mercedes G-Class in the US market is also likely, with a very nice interior and decorative LEDs on the front of the vehicle. But will the new Defender be a real “homage” to the world of adventure or will it still be able to hang out with its predecessors? Time will tell.

The Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 gets more horsepower in its latest makeover

The Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 gets more horsepower in its lat...

Posted on: 7th Aug 2019

Following a successful release in 2016, the Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 4Matic SUV and Coupe have been updated with a fresh new look, along with an impressive selection of new features - some of which you can read about here.

The 10 best luxury SUVs of 2019

The 10 best luxury SUVs of 2019

Posted on: 7th Aug 2019

With premium car manufacturers investing more time and effort into creating SUVs, it’s no surprise that they seem to have become a staple model these days. In fact, it's not difficult to understand the rising demand for these cars; comfort, versatility, refinement - all paired with the highly desired combination of on-road and off-road p...

Post-Brexit driving in Europe

Post-Brexit driving in Europe

Posted on: 18th Jun 2019

With the deadline for the UK to leave the EU drawing ever closer, there is still an enormous amount of uncertainty, with one point of concern being travelling to Europe after Brexit. The travel industry and UK holidaymakers are concerned as to what the rules are going to be after Brexit, particularly if it turns out to be a no-deal withdrawal as pa...

Adaptive cruise control: What is it?

Adaptive cruise control: What is it?

Posted on: 18th Jun 2019

Adaptive cruise control is essentially the same kind of speed-sustaining cruise control system that most drivers have already been familiar with for some time, albeit somewhat more sophisticated. The new adaptive cruise control does not just maintain a selected speed, as is the case with traditional cruise control, which is capable of adjusting up ...