The 2020 Land Rover Defender is set to redefine what a Defender can do, both on and off-road.
Here, we take a deep dive into what the new super-SUV is made of – and why – with Land Rover's chief engineer, Nick Collins.
The new car is based on what Land Rover calls the D7x architecture; the 'x' is for extreme. It’s a 100 per cent new aluminium monocoque, which Collins says is the right choice to deliver the capability required for a Defender today.
Hyundai has revealed the face that will carry into the age of electrification, showing off the 45 EV Concept in Frankfurt.
The new 45 EV is inspired by the Hyundai Pony Coupe Concept unveiled 1974, bearing a very similar fastback profile a slim, angry graphic at the front.
Much like Honda with its Urban EV concept, the 45 takes classic design cues like simple quad head/tail-lights and reimagines them with LEDs for a pared-back look.
The Land Rover Discovery family is likely to expand beyond its current two-model line-up, with the Defender's launch providing an opportunity for the model to reposition itself in new categories.
Speaking to the media at a private unveiling of the new Defender ahead of the Frankfurt motor show, Land Rover’s chief design officer, Gerry McGovern, admitted ‘two doesn’t make a family’ when discussing the current Discovery line-up.
Volkswagen push for electrification driven by Dieselgate
Dieselgate, when it was revealed Volkswagen was deliberately cheating emissions tests by using a defeat device, hit the company hard in 2015.
It was this saga that drove Volkswagen to clean up its act, and plunge billions into its electrification technology.
Skoda iV: Superb and Citigo lead electrification charge, but aren't coming to Australia
Skoda has revealed the first electric vehicles in its 124-year history, the Superb iV and Citigo iV, as it begins to move into electrification by adding plug-in hybrid and fully-electric drivetrains to its existing vehicles.
In addition to EVs, Skoda has committed to forging ahead with infrastructure to support this shift to e-mobility.