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New Land Rover Defender: all its main features

With the departure of the classic Defender retired in the model range of the company Land Rover three years was the gaping hole. But the British didn’t waste any time — the new Defender should not stain the honor of the famous predecessor.Yuriy Timkin “Behind the wheel”

Over the past year and a half, the most honored of all-terrain vehicles have replaced generations in a relatively short period we saw a new Suzuki Jimny, Jeep Wrangler, Mercedes-Benz G-class. All of these models — almost a full copy of its predecessors. With the move they will not be able to distinguish. But the Brits decided to go their own way and did not replicate the appearance of the old “DEFA”.

You three or five?

New Defender sustained a very different design sense. With the exception of the “hump” on the roof and the hood, there’s just too obvious references to the past. But completely from the traditions of the British still did not give up. So, trekhgornyy rough terrain modification, they are still referred to as Defender 90 and long wheelbase five-door — Defender 110. In the future, the range will complement the extra-long option, which is called the Defender 130.

But this tradition, perhaps, has ended. Design — revolutionary for this model. The main news was the failure of the frame. The body is carrying, and it is made of aluminum. The stated torsional stiffness is 29 kN·m/deg is one of the highest rates in the industry. The British twisted the videos during the presentation, which Defender has been posted in different positions, and the engineers at this time quietly opened/closed the door. Conclusion — the body is well balanced.

The level terrain of the new “Def” will be the highest among all models of the British brand.The level terrain of the new “Def” will be the highest among all models of the British brand.

No less ambitious news was the rejection of beam axle suspension, the new “Def” are completely independent. Applied double wishbone front circuit, rear — multi-link. This design should ensure that normal handling on the paved roads. Veteran, nothing to hide, this part was not so hot.

Moreover, the surcharge will be offered air suspension. As revealed in the communication with the engineers, she’s here not so much to improve the ride (although this aspect is also important), but because of the possibility to change ground clearance. So, thanks to pneumococcal is possible to bring the clearance up to 291 mm. in addition, in the upper position of the body the approach angle is already 38 degrees, and the angle of the Congress — 40.

But not only due to the “geometry” Defender promises to be inimitable on the road. In his Arsenal — a constant full drive with differential, reduction gearing and inter-axle lock. For whom this is not enough, can pay extra for rear mikolasko lock. If we consider that, initially, this Land Rover will be supplied in Russia tires with the “evil” protector (this is insider information), we can assume that cross with him, few will be able to compete.

If the old “defense” electronics, you never were, but now he did not yield to other Land Rover models. And its Terrain Response system even more modern — it has mode “Brod”. Utilizing it, the car will automatically turn on recirculated air in the cabin, the reactions on the accelerator will soften, the body will rise to the upper position, and the multimedia screen will appear with the data depth of the Ford. By the way, the maximum depth that Defender may fearlessly overcome — 900 mm. a Great result for a production SUV!

Power machines

The basic version will be offered with stamped wheels. Look adorable!The basic version will be offered with stamped wheels. Look adorable!

The car debuted with four engine options. As representatives of the brand, the main demand is expected for diesel engines. The two of them. With the same working volume of 2 l the base unit develops 200 HP, forced — 240. Predecessor such a power never dreamed of (well, if you do not take into account the various sparsely).

Basic gasoline engine — the same 2-liter, 300-horsepower. Top the unit — 3.0 V6-impact With 400 HP at its disposal — hybrid appendage (starter-generator plus extra battery) and as much as triple the boost: a pair of turbochargers and one electric. In traffic light races this Defender will be quite able to confound any “hot” hatchback, because to disperse hundreds he needs just 6.1 s.

A manual transmission, the Defender will no longer be exclusively 8-speed automatic.

Down with austerity!

The salon is also full of surprises. And — exclusively pleasant. Landing was easy — finally the driver rests his left elbow in the door panel. A cut above was a quality finish from former austerities gone. On the part of modern equipment Defender made not one, but two steps forward: the virtual instrument panel, color HUD display, salon mirror, which can display a picture with the back camera, multimedia with a 10 inch screen, numerous mediarama the same Wrangler on this level and failed.

The interior has become more modern — both in finish and equipment, and the ergonomics and ease of planting.The interior has become more modern — both in finish and equipment, and the ergonomics and ease of planting.

The highlight of this model was the optional middle seat in the front row. Even with such a short wheelbase version can accommodate six. And in the long “hundred ten” will fit even more people — because his surcharge is the third row of seats.

One of the main pieces of the salon is foldable Central seat of the front row — if necessary, the backrest can be folded forward.One of the main pieces of the salon is foldable Central seat of the front row — if necessary, the backrest can be folded forward.

To test all of the chips Defender in the case, we can only in the middle of next year, when it will start Russian sales. Prices have yet to be announced. But when you consider that in the UK the price of the basic version of the Defender 90 with stamped wheels is said to start at £ 35,000, the Russians can focus on the cost of 3 million rubles.

New Land Rover Defender: all its main features

With the departure of the classic Defender retired in the model range of the company Land Rover three years was the gaping hole. But the British didn’t waste any time — the new Defender should not stain the honor of the famous predecessor.

New Land Rover Defender: all its main features

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New Land Rover Defender: all its main features

With the departure of the classic Defender retired in the model range of the company Land Rover three years was the gaping hole. But the British didn’t waste any time — the new Defender should not stain the honor of the famous predecessor.

New Land Rover Defender: all its main features

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