After a hiatus Land Rover made the hugest reveal this past week at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show with its off roader - The Defender.
Decades after the inception of the original Defender ( then known as the Land Rover Ninety and the Land Rover One Ten ) , Land Rover is back with a brimming updated model, carefully paying homage to its predecessor whilst keeping up with times.
The big switch, however, was opting for monocoque construction, wherein the exterior shell or body of the vehicle is used for structural support. As opposed to the traditional body on frame construction wherein the frame provides structural integrity.
Given the duality to any consumers need, the monocoque touch does make the Defender just as suitable and agile for city roads, thereby performing as an everyday vehicle too.
Coming back to what the beast is known for best here are some mind propelling stats - Off ground clearance - 291 mm , a 38 degree approach angle and a 40 degree departure angle with a 900mm wading depth.
The insides are getting a huge upgrade as well.
Eight speed automatic transmission, with a 10 inch screen that displays Land Rover’s infotainment system - the Pivi Pro. Additionally another 12.3 inch digital instrument panel for climate control that's offered along all models.
Offered in a 3 and 5 door modification with the Defender 90 and the Defender 110 respectively, Land Rover confirms plans of launching it in India by late 2020.