(MAHWAH, N.J.) – June 1, 2020 – Today, Land Rover announced initial deliveries of the all-new 2020 Defender 110 has begun to retailers across the U.S., with first customer deliveries beginning on a limited basis. Every U.S. retailer will receive an initial supply of vehicles ensuring where feasible people can come and see the vehicle and customer deliveries can begin.
Reimagined for the 21st century, the highly anticipated New Defender is the most off-road capable Land Rover vehicle ever, while staying true to the brand’s iconic design and reputation for rugged go-anywhere utility.
“After too long of an absence, the Land Rover Defender is once again here in the U.S.,” said Jaguar Land Rover North America President and CEO Joe Eberhardt. “In the coming months we will ramp up availability as global circumstances allow. We want to thank all those customers, enthusiasts, retailers, employees and logistics partners for their enthusiasm and commitment to making this a reality. The automotive landscape is certainly brighter with the new Defender in our showrooms, driveways and roads.”
Delivering transformational breadth of capability and on-road handling, the Defender is in a category of its own. The Land Rover brand has developed the new all-aluminum D7x platform that delivers the stiffest Land Rover body ever created – three times more rigid than traditional body-on-frame designs. The New Defender is also the first Land Rover to feature Configurable Terrain Response®, allowing drivers to fine-tune a range of settings to suit the conditions more precisely than ever before2.
While still embracing its known and loved silhouette, the short rear overhang on the Defender is made possible by mounting the spare wheel externally, rather than under the rear floor, where it is readily accessible off-road. The trademark side-hinged rear door is further engineered to accommodate any of the available wheel and tire combinations. These strong foundations provide an ideal basis for the fully-independent suspension, twin-speed transfer box and permanent four wheel drive.
To complete the functional, durable and flexible interior with exposed structural elements, the iconic 4×4 debuts the new Pivi Pro3 infotainment system featuring a 10-inch touchscreen, intuitive interface, standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™4,5, while Software-Over-The-Air updates allows customers to access the latest software updates remotely. The always-on design provides instant responses, even when starting the vehicle for the first time.
Owners are able to further tailor the New Defender to their lifestyle through the fitment of four distinct optional Accessory Packs (Explorer, Adventure, Country and Urban), as well as an available 170 individual accessories.
The 2020 Land Rover Defender 110 is on sale now in the U.S., priced from $49,9001.
For more information on the 2020 Land Rover Defender and the wider Land Rover lineup, visit LandRoverUSA.com.
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1Price shown is Base Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. Excludes $1,025 destination/handling charge, tax, title, license, and retailer fees, all due at signing, and optional equipment. Total Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price includes destination/handling charge noted above and may include optional equipment but excludes tax, title, license and retailer fees, all due at signing. Retailer price, terms and vehicle availability may vary. See your local authorized Land Rover Retailer for details.
2 These features are not a substitute for driving safely with due care and attention and will not function under all circumstances, speeds, weather and road conditions, etc. Driver should not assume that these features will correct errors of judgment in driving. Please consult the owner’s manual or your local authorized Land Rover Retailer for more details.
3 Certain Pivi Pro features require an appropriate SIM card and a data plan with separate terms and conditions and may require an additional subscription after an initial term. Mobile connectivity cannot be guaranteed in all locations. Do not use such features under conditions that will affect your safety or the safety of others. Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control.
4 Android Auto™ functionality requires Android Auto™ app to be installed on compatible devices. Visit Android.com for details.
5 Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control. Do not operate, adjust or view the navigation or multimedia systems under conditions that will affect your safety or the safety of others. Only use mobile phones, and other devices, even with voice commands, when it is safe to do so.