Few people probably think about Land Rover and Ford in the segment when shopping SUVs. The comparison will be common with the new 2020 Land Rover Defender that has debuted. The off-road vehicle has the style that off-road fans look for along with the legendary Defender name. The base version of the 2020 Land Rover Defender is right in line with the price of a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon and will undoubtedly match up against some versions of the Ford Bronco when it launches.
While the style and specifications of the new Ford Bronco are still a mystery, for now, we know what Land Rover is offering with the 2020 Land Rover Defender. The Defender rolls on the D7x architecture and is packed with tech. The 4×4 has a Configurable Terrain Response, Twin-Speed Transfer Box, Locking Center Differential, Active Rear and Locking Differential for use on varied terrain.
The 2020 Defender has a new PIVI Pro infotainment system that can be updated over the air. Part of the infotainment system is the 10-inch touchscreen with standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Land Rover will offer two versions of the 2020 Defender including the Defender 110 with optional 5+2 seating, and a shorter wheelbase Defender 90 will land later in 2020. Many have been hoping that the Ford Bronco would come in a four-door and a two-door variety, the Defender will for sure.
There are two engine options for the 2020 Land Rover Defender, the base model, and S model get a 2.0L T/C inline-four making 300 horsepower. The Standard version goes for $49,900 and the S for $53,350. Stepping up to the P400 gets a 3.0L inline 6 MHEV making 400 horsepower. The SE starts at $63,250, HSE at $68,350, First Edition at $68,650, and the X at $80,090. The 2020 Land Rover Defender will be available in the States next spring.