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Land Rover Defender: Extreme off-road and SVR versions could be on the cards

With an all-new Defender just around the corner, Land Rover is gearing up to see how far it can stretch the new chassis in terms of off- and on-road performance. Speaking to media at the global launch of the new Jaguar F-Pace SVR in Saint Tropez, Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations lead dynamics engineer, Ross Restell, said the division is capable of pushing the Defender chassis to its limits...

Land Rover Defender hitting Australia early in 2020 with air suspension

Land Rover’s dyed in the wool fans are eagerly awaiting news on the all-new Defender, with the company commencing a drip-feed campaign. It now appears we'll see the Defender in Australia from 2020, with at least one model to sport independent rear suspension, along with air suspension...

2020 Land Rover Defender spied

Land Rover has been caught testing the upcoming Defender in an unusual spot: the Nurburgring. That's right, one of the world's best-known and loved off-roaders is being put through its paces at the holy grail of sports car development. Hmmm. Unfortunately, Jaguar Land Rover has done a good job camouflaging the hotly-anticipated off-roader...

2020 Land Rover Defender interior leaked

An undisguised photo of interior of the new Land Rover Defender has been posted on Twitter by Richard Charles, a jewellery designer specialising in automotive-themed products. The authenticity of the photo was seemingly confirmed when Richard Agnew, Land Rover's communications and public relations director, publicly replied: "How about you now remove this image that you’ve publicly stated you shouldn’t post...

2020 Land Rover Defender previewed - video

Land Rover USA has published a new teaser video for the all-new 2020 Defender while also confirming the next-gen off-roader will be available in North American showrooms next year. UPDATE, 8/1/19: We've added a full gallery of high-resolution images of the Defender prototype...

2020 Land Rover Defender teased

Land Rover has released the first official teaser of its new-generation Defender, ahead of a full reveal sometime next year. The above image was published on some of the company's social channels, including its North American Instagram profile. Accompanying the photo is the caption: "do not unwrap until 2019", indicating the official reveal of the much-loved nameplate will occur in the new year...

Civic Type R v Defender V8 drag race - video

The Honda Civic Type R has already proven itself performance king among front-drive hot hatches, so now it's looking for bigger fish to fry. In what's one of the weirdest match-ups in drag race history, Top Gear has lined up the UK-built hatch against a Land Rover Defender – what?! However, this isn't just any Land Rover Defender, in fact, it's the 297kW/515Nm Defender Works V8, a bespoke version of the iconic off-roader created by Jaguar Land Rover to commemorate the model's 70th anniversary...

Land Rover Defender: Next-gen to be more premium, more capable

Land Rover will launch its next-generation Defender next year, 71 years after founder of The Rover Company, Maurice Wilks, created the iconic first-generation car. The company showed the DC100 concept (pictured) at the 2011 Frankfurt motor show, but went back to the drawing board after being rejected by Land Rover owners and enthusiasts alike...

Land Rover Defender: Giant snowy outline celebrates anniversary

Often, manufacturers will pull elaborate stunts to celebrate their icons. Land Rover loves a good publicity stunt, but its latest Defender celebration takes things to new heights, drawing the "world's most remote Defender outline" in the French Alps. So, why go to the effort of sketching a giant Defender in the snow? To start with, it's 70 years since the car debuted at the Amsterdam motor show...

East Coast Defender unveils Heritage Collection

East Coast Defender is an American tuning house best known for shoehorning V8 engines into Land Rovers, but it appears the tuning house is looking to diversify. Along with its high-powered projects, it will produce a new Heritage Collection of cars. It's no surprise to see East Coast pushing into the resto-modding world...

Land Rover Defender Works V8 revealed

Land Rover has taken the wraps off a very special creation this week - the Defender Works V8 - as part of its 70th birthday celebrations. Featuring a 297kW/515Nm 5.0-litre naturally aspirated V8 engine under the bonnet, the special-edition model is both the most powerful and fastest Defender ever made - it can even sprint from 0-60mph (0-96km/h) in just 5...