2020 Land Rover Defender First Look, Specs and Features

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With a badge synonymous with robust off-road performance, Land Rover engineers have always produced compelling, adventure-inspired models that take you places other vehicles just can’t go. Not all of the marquees in the Land Rover lineup, however, carry the weight of the Defender. The iconic Land Rover Defender is a model that’s driven by exceptional capability. It’s back for 2020.

The 2020 Land Rover Defender marks a return to the historic performance and capability of the model, delivering drivers a confident and robust SUV that is ready to take them new places.

2020 Land Rover Defender Specs and Features

The 2020 Land Rover Defender arrives to the niche overlanding segment ready to take on the likes of the Jeep Wrangler, Mercedes-Benz G-Class and Toyota Land Cruiser SUVs. Up against other icons of off-road performance, the Land Rover Defender offers a more than compelling range of specs and features.

Among them, drivers will get to choose between a 300-horsepower 2.0-liter turbo engine and a 3.0-liter 6-cylinder engine that puts out 400 horsepower. Both engines are paired to a smooth-shifting ZF®-manufactured 8-speed automatic transmission and feature a twin-speed transfer case with a set of low-range ratios that make towing a breeze both on- and off-road.

The 2020 Land rover Defender is rated for a maximum towing capacity of 8,201 lbs., putting it ahead of competitors like the Jeep Wrangler. The 2020 Land Rover Defender’s 370-lb. roof-load rating allows you to carry more on your adventures.

Inside, the 2020 Land Rover defender features over-the-air software updates courtesy of the next-generation Land Rover Electronic Vehicle architecture. Infotainment is brought to you with the Land Rover PIVI Pro infotainment system that features a 10-inch central touchscreen controller, intuitive user interface and focus on streamlining user interaction.

Available packages, like the Explorer Pack, Adventure Pack, Country Pack and Urban Pack allow you to customize your Defender and upgrade capability with features like Wheel Arch Protection, a 57-lb. expedition roof rack, side-mounted gear carrier and more.

At Aristocrat Land Rover of Merriam, we’re eagerly anticipating the arrival of the 2020 Land Rover Defender. Contact us today to be put on a short list for notification when more information is available.