2018 Land Rover Defender 70th Anniversary Edition

The 2019 Land Rover Defender

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With 68 years of iconic off-road heritage and a reputation for conquering the world’s most inhospitable terrain, the Land Rover Defender has cemented its place in history as one of the world’s most capable off-road vehicles. Continuing this legacy of excellence is the all-new 2019 Land Rover Defender, scheduled to make its debut during the company’s 70th anniversary in late 2018.

While official specifications and pricing information have not yet been released, the Land Rover Defender is expected to build on the success of its legendary history. Following the tradition of the 90 and 110 main models of the outgoing Defender, the next generation will be available in two body styles along with hardtop and soft-top variants. A pickup version is likely to arrive at a later date. Underpinnings of the vehicle will use Land Rover’s aluminum architecture along with the lineup of Ingenium engines. A similar aluminum platform is currently used by the Discovery and Range Rover.

Though little is known about the appearance of the all-new Defender, it is expected to maintain its impressive ground clearance along with superior departure, approach, and breakover angles. The Defender is anticipated to arrive with cutting-edge tech features along with a more refined, premium exterior design.

Land Rover’s Chief Creative Officer Gerry McGovern is currently leading the team responsible for reimagining the iconic Defender and building on established heritage to make the product range relevant to the 21st Century. McGovern has recent overseen the launches of the all-new Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, and the new Discovery Sport.

Land Rover Defender Heritage Timeline

1948 – The first Land Rover was officially launched 30 April 1948, making its debut at the Amsterdam Motor Show

1958 – Land Rover Series II is launched, building on the success of the Series I.

1961 – Series IIA debuts with several new engines and improvements. Model range is expanded to include 1-ton and station wagons across the globe.

1971 – Series III launches as a response to growing competition. V8 engine power is offered on both military and civilian versions of the Land Rover Series III.

1983 – Land Rover 90 and 110 models begin production. Modernized styling, coil spring suspension, and an updated interior are among the biggest highlights.

1990 – Land Rover 90 and 100 models are rebranded as the Land Rover Defender to reflect the vehicle’s use by defense forces across the world. While remaining true to its working roots, the Defender sees the introduction of special edition performance and luxury models equipped with air conditioning and automatic transmissions.

2016 – Marking the end of an era, the final Land Rover Defender (a soft-top “90” model) rolled across the production line at 9:22 on Friday 29 January 2016.

2018 – In celebration of Land Rover’s 70th anniversary, Land Rover announces a limited-edition high-performance edition of the iconic Defender. The all-new Defender is expected to debut for the 2019 model year.

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We expect there to be significantly more demand for the all new Defender SUV’s than supply, so we will be accepting deposits to reserve your place in line for available units. Complete the short form below and someone from our sales team will contact you to process your $500 deposit. As new Defender models become available, we will reach out to our depositors for first choice of vehicles.

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Land Rover Louisville
Land Rover Louisville
4700 Bowling Blvd
Louisville, KY, 40207 United States
(502) 378-3653
Land Rover Louisville 38.2424143, -85.6281473.