The 2017 Land Rover Defender will prove to be a very capable vehicle. In all probability, the new Land Rover Defender will debut at the end of this year. We think that its scheduled release will take place next year. The Defender will certainly also take its cues from the design of the 2011 Land Rover DC100 Concept that was introduced many years back. The makers of Land Rover Defender have agreed on the final design of the new Land Rover, which means that they will be ready to release some photographs of the new 2017 Land Rover Defender soon. Of course, the production model may not be exactly like the concept model. This is because the carmaker may want to make some refreshments to the exteriors to make it look more attractive to buyers. The carmaker will certainly need to invest a lot of its time and money in coming up with a model that looks attractive and performs well as the same time.
2017 Land Rover Defender Exterior and Interior
We think that the new 2017 Land Rover Defender will be built on a platform that is capable of offering greater stiffness as well as strength. This platform will also ensure that the Defender gets to ride on the same kind of big wheels as are already being used on the Toyota Hilux or a Land Cruiser models. This new model is designed to easily handle different terrains as well as weather conditions.
As of now, the carmaker has not provided any details about what it plans to do to the interiors of its new Land Rover Defender. However, we expect it to use some very fine materials and we also think that the carmaker will introduce a modern and very interesting infotainment system. A high quality audio system will also be available as too will be features like satellite navigation.
2017 Land Rover Defender Engine Specs
We also do not have any details from the carmaker about what it plans to install under the hood of its Defender. There are however reports that suggest that2017 Land Rover Defender will be offered with both petrol as well as diesel engines. We think that the carmaker will also introduce a turbo 1-4 as well as V6 engine. There are also some who speculate that the carmaker will introduce a V6 engine that it plans to source from Jaguar. Regardless of the type of engine that is installed under the hood, it will be mated to either an 8-speed or 9-speed automatic or even a manual transmission. The carmaker may or may not offer a manual transmission. It has yet to confirm that it plans to offer a manual transmission.
2017 Land Rover Defender Release Date and Price
We are quite sure that the new 2017 Land Rover Defender will be introduced into the USA market sometime at the end of this year. It will also be making its debut at the New York Auto Show or at the Geneva or even at the Frankfurt Auto Show this year. It will probably be available in dealerships sometime in 2016. There are a few rumors that are doing the rounds that suggest that the carmaker may also introduce a pickup truck variant but these rumors have not been confirmed by the carmaker. Till such time as the new 2017 Land Rover Defender is introduced into the market we will have to wait and watch to see exactly what changes the carmaker plans to make to the Defender.