2016 Land Rover Defender Release Date, Price, Review, Specs – Jaguar’s Land Rover has undergone many feats ever since they reinvented their identity as an assertive brand that is willing to take on the big boys in the automobile industry. And presently the brand now wants to take things to the next level by turning to its Special Vehicles Operations segment to create halo models that will further distinguish its models.
The automobile giant has a whopping 500-employees who aren’t seating pretty these days due to the surging demand for its automobiles. The manpower was responsible for turning the F-Type Project 7 into a viable production model of a Sports car. And now, plans are underway of building another model which will be named the Land Rover Defender.
The upcoming new 2016 Land Rover Defender will be the appropriate send-off before the brand reportedly converts it into a dual purpose, sub brand that will consequently be market as an entirely different model away from the Discovery and Range brands.
Could you imagine the possibilities of the Defender going through the same SVO process? I definitely have had a hard time believing it would, after some while, be decked out as the Range Rover Sport SVR, however I am open to new insights on the SVO coming forth with a suitable plan that is well-suited for the Defender’s utilitarian character.
2016 Land Rover Defender exterior
The new 2016 Land Rover Defender will certainly be a strong, square-like and muscular looking vehicle that will catch the attention of many would-be buyers. Despite the scanty info that is out there pertaining the new Defender, there are reports that indicate it will come with an updated design.
The design that will be forthcoming will however be dissimilar from the Land Rover’s DC 1OO concept vehicles initially displayed four years ago, back in 2011.
Furthermore, the body works of the new 2016 Land Rover Defender will incorporate light weight body materials, such as aluminium and carbon inserts, that will go a long way in bringing its massive weight down. Also it will now be durable, stiff, rugged and attainable.
But the ditching of the DC100 concept design may push away its buyers who prefer traditionalism over the futuristic design.
2016 Land Rover Defender interior
The Land Rover Defender is a well-known brand that is respected for its stance on convenience and comfort features. So, the new 2016 Land Rover Defender will certainly come with a robust, yet comfortable interior design.
The expected sophisticated and luxurious interior will feature some of the most advanced features that will include hands free phone compatibility, Bluetooth and enhanced music system.
One of the most sought after priorities nowadays is safety, and the new vehicle will come with some of the latest features which will include airbags and other undisclosed items. The information as aforesaid remains scanty, but our team is already interviewing some of the well-known industry experts, and we will be updating the post soon.
2016 Land Rover Defender engine
The engines that will come under the hood of the new 2016 Land Rover Defender will be similar to earlier types of the Land Rover. However, the engines will come improved and will don better performance specs.
According to the info that we got from the industry experts privy to the automobile giant, there will be two engines that will be offered beneath its bonnet. These engines will be gasoline and there are rumours alleging the possibility of a diesel one.
The main engine that will be offered in the 2016 Land Rover Defender will be the turbocharged 2L inline four Ingenium engine. The output figures are inexistent but we hope they will reveal the figures in the coming weeks.
The other engine will be the powerful 3L V6 engine. The engine power will be transmitted to an all-wheel drive system through the eight speed transmission system. The company hasn’t made any formal announcement of the likelihood of a hybrid engine, however it is expected that with the current market hybrid craze, the automaker will think hard about making one available for its Land Rover.
2016 Land Rover Defender price and release date
Industry analysts suggest that the new 2016 Land Rover Defender will probably hit U.S.A and Canada markets mid next year while other news suggest that Jaguar is thinking of making the vehicle available later in 2017.
It is expected to cost between 60,000 to 100,000 USD. Single Cab Pick Ups will be available for those buyers who’d prefer both 90 and 110 wheelbases. In overall, buyers should expect the new 4-door 2016 Land Rover Defender to be the best replacement for the previous model.