Like the rest of Land Rover’s SUV lineup, the next Defender will focus on shedding weight by heavily implementing aluminum.
The Defender is by far the most utilitarian product Land Rover offers, but a new report from AutoCar suggests that its next design is finalized with both aluminum for weight savings and a more premium interior than the current car.
Four- and six-cylinder engines from JLR’s new “Ingenium” engine lineup will power the new SUV. The company is also supposedly moving its most off-road focused model to common wheel and tire sizes to make finding replacement products simpler worldwide.
A concept version could arrive as soon as early next year, but the production form isn’t expected to show up sometime in 2016.
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