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IAA 2019: Reinvented 2020 Land Rover Defender breaks cover

10 September 2019

Pricing for the Defender 90 is unannounced.

Independent multi-link front double wishbone and integral link on the rear (optional air) suspension holds the vehicle up.

The 2020 Land Rover Defender features intelligent off-road technologies, including Terrain Response 2 with a new program for going through water barriers, the Configurable Terrain Response adaptive system (enables the driver to make optimal settings for all conditions).

The electrified powertrain is good for 5.7 seconds to 60 miles per hour in the Defender 90 while the larger and heavier Defender 110 manages 5.8 seconds with the help of an eight-speed automatic transmission.

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Examples of every character were revealed at Frankfurt, showing the breadth of the Defender family alongside the versatile and durable commercial model, which will be introduced in 90 and 110 body designs next year.

"This is our vision of a modern Defender", Gerry McGovern, Land Rover's chief designer, said in a statement.

In the 110, the approach angle is up to 38 degrees at raised height, with a 40-degree departure angle. Also, the SUV has 290 mm of ground clearance and a wading depth of up to 900 mm, which makes it a tough and agile off-roader. Unique is the optional middle seat in the first row.

The brakes are no longer physically connected to the master cylinder, now the pedal connects to the actuator which controls a piston-driven hydraulic system. The "best 4×4 by far" has been made better in the 21st century. The system can brake each wheel individually in 150ms from when slip is detected. It has a flat underfloor compromising of reinforced fibre mats with aluminium protective shields, and sophisticated detailing that has brought an aero efficiency of 0.38CD.

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A choice of engines will include P300 four-cylinder unit (300 hp) and a P400 six-cylinder unit (400 hp).

It will initially be offered in the Land Rover 110 range with seating options for up to 7 people. Both of them are combined with mild-hybrid EV technology.

It uses an electric supercharger which is a compressor driven directly by the 48V electric motor.

Its engine start-stop can restart in just 600ms, but Collins also says the electrical components don't compromise the packaging of the auto. There are two petrol and one diesel engines from JLR's Ingenium line-up.

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The vehicle has been tested for 1.2 million kilometres, more than any other Land Rover before, from Nevada to the Arctic Circle, to Dubai and even at the Nürburgring. All Defenders have four-wheel drive.

IAA 2019: Reinvented 2020 Land Rover Defender breaks cover