That is the second many people off-road fanatics have been ready for. Practically a full yr after seeing it in the metal on the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show, we’re finally behind the wheel of the legendary, reborn 2020 Land Rover Defender on US soil, er, sand. To show its mettle, Land Rover introduced us to the Anza-Borrego Desert, one of the inhospitable areas on the planet, throughout a shock heatwave – prime testing situations, we’d say.
To listen to Land Rover inform it, the hotly anticipated Defender is the lacking piece of the corporate’s trifecta, which additionally contains Range Rover and Discovery households. The place the Vary Rover gives refinement and the Discovery brings versatility, the Defender will blaze a path in functionality. So if this car is the off-road tempo automobile of the complete Land Rover lineup, then it’d higher be just as good (or better) because the extremely collectible, V8-powered Defender from the 1990s. Earlier than we discover out, we hit the freeway in a four-door Defender 110 (don’t fret, the two-door 90 is on the way), hopefully discovering extra consolation than in that outdated off-roader.
A Polished Stone
American drivers primarily affiliate Land Rover with the Vary Rover…