All-new 2018 Land Rover Defender: everything we know so far

All-new 2018 Land Rover Defender: everything we know so far

Oct 13, 2017

The new Land Rover Defender will arrive in 2018 and one of the JLR bosses who’s driven it has high hopes

Despite the Land Rover Defender ceasing production in 2016, the world renowned off-roader isn’t finished just yet. Jaguar Land Rover is planning a completely new model to carry on the nameplate and replace the outgoing 4×4, but the best estimates for when we’ll see the new model suggest it won’t be until 2018.

Even though an all-new Defender has been discussed openly by Land Rover bosses, the company has been keeping its cards close to its chest. Most recently, JLR executive Dr Ralf Speth informed us that early development mules had started to be tested by bosses. Rather excitingly, the JLR boss assured us that the new car will be “even more capable” than the outgoing Defender when the terrain gets challenging.

However, reimagining cult classics is not an easy task, and in Land Rover’s case it has to build a brand new 4×4 that is incredibly competent off-road (in line with brand identity), while also meeting modern standards in terms of comfort and making money on a car likely to sell in small numbers.

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