The legendary Land Rover Defender is reborn, 2020 Land Rover Defender is here and it’s a polarizing design. I’ve read internet comments where people are loving it and a lot more where people are hating the way it looks.
I think it looks decent, I’m not in love with it but I don’t completely hate it either. For me, the biggest design elements that stand out, in a negative way, is the raked windshield, the half circle headlights, and the fender flares that blend into the body. Below I’ll go over my three design complaints of the 2020 Land Rover Defender:
- The raked windshield takes a bit away from the tough look of what a boxy SUV should be, it’s more apparent on the 2-door version.
- The half or ¾ circle daytime running lights make the Defender look drunk or drowsy, I think a full circle would’ve looked much better.
- Although the Defender does have some nice fender flares, I think they should’ve gone with something that looked like bolted on, like the previous generation Defender.
Mercedes-Benz was able to keep the classic styling on the G-Wagon, so I’m sure Land Rover could’ve done that for the 2020 Defender, or at least go with the above suggestions.
However, I think the design is not too bad and it might grow on us when we see it in person. The 2020 Land Rover Defender isn’t what it used to be, a utilitarian “truck” that had a low starting price. The 2020 Land Rover Defender will have a starting price of £45,240, and can be loaded up to over £80,000, so it ain’t cheap.
The 2020 Defender will come in two wheelbase sizes, the shorter two-door Defender 90 and the longer 4-door Defender 110. In the United Kingdom, it will be offered with three engine choices with four outputs.
In North America, the Defender will have a starting price of $49,900 and will be offered with either a 2.0-liter 4-cylidner engine, producing 300 horsepower or a 3.0-liter V6, producing 400 horsepower. Hybrids and other variants will be offered at a later date.