Land Rover Defender 90 US Launch Delayed Due To Coronavirus

Land Rover Defender 90 US Launch Delayed Due To Coronavirus

The Land Rover Defender 90 was supposed to go on sale in the US this summer as a First Edition launch model with a starting price of $ 65,100. It turns out that the two-door version of the relaunched off-roader will have to wait a few more weeks to reach US showrooms, as it has been confirmed that its market launch will be delayed due to the coronavirus.

Land Rover’s official customer site in America shows both the Defender 90 and Defender 110 as an option, but when you head to the model’s online configurator, it informs you that customer deliveries for the former will be delayed.

“Production of the Defender 90 and first deliveries to customers have been delayed due to supply chain constraints related to COVID-19. Please contact your local reseller to place an order for Defender 90 and schedule for deliveries.”

At this point, Land Rover is not providing an exact launch date for the Defender 90 in the United States. A quick glance at the automaker’s other regional locations, for example – in the UK and Germany, shows that European customers will have the option to order it from September this year.

On this side of the Atlantic Ocean, the Defender 90 will first be offered as a First Edition model with a 3.0-liter mild hybrid six-cylinder engine developing 395 horsepower (295 kilowatts) and 406 pound-feet (550 Newton). -meters). ) of torsion. There’s no official word on the price of the regular models, but we’d expect the base variant to start at around $ 46,000.

Meanwhile, the Defender 110 is already available to order with a starting price of $ 81,925 and a choice of 2.0- and 3.0-liter engines, as well as four trim levels – S, SE, HSE. and X.

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