Last week, Jaguar Land Rover Malaysia hinted that it will launch The latest L663 Defender go through List off-road SUVs on its official website, Although it did not provide an official introduction date at the time. However, Defender seems to make its debut soon, as the company has recently started to mock the camouflage units driving on local roads.
renew: JLR MY provided the official trailer of the new Defender driving around Ara Damansara and wearing the same disguise as the unit we found. We have updated this article to include pictures.
The two cars you see here have a 110 body style configuration, which means four doors and a wheelbase of 3,022 mm. In addition to 110, Defender also offers a smaller 90 body style with only two sports doors and a wheelbase of 2,587 mm.
The camouflage hides most of the Defenders’ bodies, but clues such as round headlights, safari windows on the roof, round taillights and full-size spare tires mounted on the tailgate are clearly visible. Speaking of this, the six double-spoke wheels installed on these cars look the same as the standard 19-inch item on the Defender S trim level.
According to JLR MY’s website, there are five trim levels-basic, S, SE, HSE and X-and two power systems-P300 and P400 MHEV-which can be used in two body styles. On the latter, the P300 consists of a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that can provide 300 PS (296 hp) and 400 Nm of torque.
At the same time, the P400 MHEV is equipped with an Ingenium 3.0-liter turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine with a power of 400 horsepower (395 horsepower) and 550 Nm. “MHEV” indicates the existence of a mild hybrid power system, which consists of a 48-volt electric supercharger, a belt integrated starter motor instead of an alternator to assist the gasoline engine, and a 48-volt lithium-ion battery that stores the energy captured when the vehicle is decelerating.
Both engines are used in conjunction with the ZF eight-speed automatic transmission, which has a two-speed transfer case that transmits driving force to all four wheels. The new Defender can also be equipped with an optional locking center differential and a rear differential. The latter is a new feature of this variety. Most drive systems are controlled through the Terrain Response interface.
The base, S, SE and HSE decorations can be designated as any power system, but X can only be used with P400 MHEV, which extends to the first editions of 90 and 110 listed on the website. There is currently no pricing for the Defender series, as we will only get it when the car is officially launched here, no matter when.
Compared with its predecessors, the latest Defender represents a leap forward for the nameplate, because it is now built on JLR’s D7x all-aluminum monocoque structure, replacing the previous body frame design. The model also has a more luxurious and better equipped cabin than before, but despite this, it still has a strong off-road capability.
Gallery: 2020 Land Rover Defender