It’s difficult waiting patiently for a new Land Rover Defender, specifically after hearing that it’s concerning the United States, thankfully, Land Rover design official Gerry McGovern states the model is “not far away”.
At the Automotive News Europe Congress recently, McGovern discussed the much-hyped successor, which will recharge the original model that ended production in last year after a run of over 60 years. The new variation is anticipated to keep the same durability as the original. “You’ll be able to kick the hell out of them and they’ll get up for more,” McGovern stated.
While the new Defender’s look will keep an emotional connection to the previous generation, McGovern hinted the brand-new version will be more contemporary, saying it’s suggested to appeal to a new generation of purchasers in addition to current Defender owners.
“This was a vehicle that for a long time was the emotional core of our brand. In order to move our brand forward we have to create preferable and appropriate vehicles to interest a wider group of customers,” he added.
McGovern’s comments affirms what we know. A few years back, we discovered that a brand-new Defender will show up in 2018 to commemorate the nameplate’s 70th anniversary. Land Rover might produce about 30,000 units of the go-anywhere SUV yearly. The new Defender, which is bound for the U.S., will be based upon the same aluminum-intensive architecture as the Range Rover Sport and new Land Rover Discovery.