/What has Changed?
After four years out of production, the Land Rover Defender has made its return into the world of 4×4’s. After being dormant since 2016, the all-new 2020 Defender has been slated because of its new design. The Land Rover Defender has been known for its truly iconic looks, from stylish to practical; the Defender has had everything over the years.
Like the earlier model Defender, the 2020 version comes in two sizes, the 90 with two doors and the 110 with an extended wheelbase and five doors. The style is unmistakable, with the strong bonnet and roofline, the spare wheel and the side opening tailgate. Describes as an engineering challenge, with larger wheels, the new model required new structural capabilities.
At Cheshire Side Steps, we specialise in the side steps for a range of Land Rover models, but what makes the new defender different from the old one?
Never Heavy With Luxury, Until Now.
The original Land Rover Defender was never a luxury car, mainly because it was designed to be a rugged working truck. However, since 1947 it has come a long way, as the most recent model has been revitalised and revised. The springy bench seats have gone and have been replaced with modern luxury seats that make every journey that bit more comfortable.
Modern, yet retro look.
The new design is up to date but it also shows an ode to its predecessors. With a clean and muscular design, the new Defender perfectly matches its go-anywhere ethos. The two-box shape and upright grille are still featured within the new design, but the sharp lines have been removed. The original’s circular headlights inspiration is still visible, but within the new design, there is a somewhat more aggressive face.