The 2018 Land Rover Defender is an off-road utility SUV. In fact, it is one of the four-wheel drive vehicles that is most recognised in the history of motoring. Over the years, the land rover defender has managed to maintain it’s iconic outline. When you compare the car with the predecessor, it comes with an elegant design which improves the aerodynamics.
In addition, it has better ground clearance and improved towing capability. The car is much faster, more fuel efficient and is light in weight thanks to the advanced engineering. This SUV is the cutting edge of how an off-road car should look like. It competes well with Jaguar XE, Mercedes Benz G class, Jeep Wrangler and Toyota Land Cruiser.
2018 Land Rover Defender – Exterior Expectations and Luxurious Interior Design
The hood is more slanted which allows more air intake which increases the aerodynamics of the car. It looks sportier since the grille has been resigned. The 2018 Land Rover Defender is fitted with mud flaps and halogen lamps. It is also equipped with folding side steps, unlike its predecessor. The body and chassis are built with aluminium which makes it much lighter.
The interior is equipped with unsurpassed luxury and comfort. It comes with a spacious cabin as well as an extended head and legroom. The seats are well configured making it a perfect family car. They are ergonomically designed and have a leather trimming. The Land Rover Defender 2018 comes with a large cargo space. It is also fitted with an intelligent seat fold system that lowers the rears seats comfortably. The interior is furnished with quality materials. Other modifications include climate control system and air-conditioning which makes the car more enjoyable.
Entertainment features include infotainment system with satellite navigation, hotspot connectivity, USB port and Bluetooth connectivity. Driving assistance features include lane departure monitor, traction control and stability control features. Safety features include ABS braking, blind-spot monitor, multiple airbags, hill descent control, rear parking sensor, automatic emergency braking and traffic sign recognition.
2018 Land Rover Defender – Engine and Performance
The 2018 Land Rover Defender will come with two engine options. The first engine will be a 5.0-litre super charged V8 engine while the second engine will be a 3.0-litre V6 engine. The two engines will be mated to either 6 or 8-speed automatic gearbox. The 3.0-litre V6 engine is capable of generating 240 hp and 360 lb-feet of torque. The two engines will give better fuel efficiency compared to the outgoing model.
In fact, they produce an outstanding power. The fuel economy stands at 25 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. Further, the two engines are very quiet. It is available as a four-wheel-drive where the torque is split 50/50 between the wheels. When the speed exceeds 60km/h, the suspension lowers to give it more stability.
2018 Land Rover Defender – Price and Release Date
The 2018 Land Rover Defender is expected in the market by end of 2017 or early 2018. The approximated retail price is around $55,000. However, there is still no official information when the car will be released to the dealerships. If you are looking for a powerful off-road car, this SUV should be on top of your list.