2020 Land Rover Defender: 6 models, 2 engines, 5 accessory packs, and a million ways to configure

It’s officially here: the 2020 Land Rover Defender. And right away we all agreed that it is much better than we expected. From the looks, hardware, seating configuration, capabilities, and an endless list of accessories, everything about the new Defender seems totally legit. We will have the Official Hooniversal Opinion post on the Defender later on. Now, let’s focus on its features, packages, and options.

We will focus on the four-door 110 for now as the two-door 90 model will likely be available a little later on.

  • Six different models:

  • Two engine choices:
    • Twin-scroll turbocharged four-cylinder engine, badged P300, makes 296hp, 0-60mph in 7.7 seconds – this engine is only available on the Standard and S models.
    • Six-cylinder Mild-Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV) powertrain, badged P400, twin-scroll turbocharger and a 48-volt electric supercharger, 395hp, 406-lb ft of torque and acceleration from 0-60mph in 5.8 seconds – this engine is only available on SE, HSE, First Edition, and 110 X models.

  • Four distinct Accessory Packs are available:
    • Explorer Pack: The Explorer Pack is ideal for off-road adventures, equipped with a lightweight 57-lbs Expedition Roof Rack, Exterior Side-mounted Gear Carrier, Wheel Arch Protection and a Spare Wheel Cover. A Matte Black hood decal, featuring ‘90’ or ‘110’ cut-out detailing, completes the Explorer Pack’s head-turning appearance
    • Adventure Pack: Ideal for time spent outdoors, the Adventure Pack features a Portable Rinse System with a 1.7 gallon (6.5-liter) pressurized water reservoir, trunk-mounted Integrated Air Compressor and Exterior Side-mounted Gear Carrier. A practical 6.3 gallon Seat Backpack, which you can take with you when you leave the vehicle, completes the interior
    • Country Pack: Designed for time spent off the beaten track, the Country Pack features rugged Wheel Arch Protection, Bright Rear Scuff Plate, Portable Rinse System and Full-Height Loadspace Partition
    • Urban Pack: To stand out in the concrete jungle, the Urban Pack adds a Bright Rear Scuff Plate, Spare Wheel Cover and Front Undershield, while Bright Metal Pedals add to the rugged interior
    • It should be noted that all of the things listed in these option packs are available as stand-alone options as well. 

  • Three seating options:
    • Standard 5-passenger, 2 front and 3 back.
    • Optional 6-passenger, 3 front (no center console), 3 back.
    • Optional 7-passenger, 2 front, 3 middle row, and 2 third row.
    • Sadly, 3 front, 3 middle, and 2 third row combination for a total of 8 passengers is not available.

  • Other technical stuff:
    • Payload: 1,984-lbs
    • Towing: 8,201-lbs.
    • White 18-inch steel wheels on base model only – but I’d bet many will choose to downgrade to them because they’re awesome.
    • Aluminum 20- and 22-inch wheels are available.
    • All season tires are standard, all-terrain tires (likely Good Year Wranglers) are optional on 18- and 19-inch wheels. Oh the irony of Wrangler tires on a Defender. 
    • 32-inch overall tire height. I was expecting 33s.
    • LED headlights standard. Optional on the Wrangler.
    • All modern safety is standard. Optional on the Wrangler.
    • Height adjustable air suspension standard.
    • Four wheel independent suspension.
    • Locking rear and central diffs.
    • The  Expedition Roof Rack can support 370-pounds while moving, more standing still.

The online Defender configuration is up and running. Enjoy it. More on the Defender later on. Enjoy the pics.

By |2019-09-10T12:30:20+00:00September 10th, 2019|Land Rover Reviews, The News!|19 Comments

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