Defender of the realm

Revealing the long-awaited new Defender from Land Rover

Motoring 23 Dec 2019

Land Rover new Defender

The new Land Rover Defender

Land Rover has – finally – thrown the covers off the new Defender. After the original took its final curtain call in 2016, we were promised that a new model was on its way. The initial giddy excitement was in danger of being replaced by a Brexit-like ‘will they or won’t they’ moment.

Now that it’s finally here we can stop the hand-wringing and admire what is more like a new range of cars than simply a new model. It is available in a dizzying array of configurations; yes, you can have the traditional short or long wheelbase, but you can also have alloy or steel wheels, five seats, or six seats or seven seats… I could go on. From