The new Land Rover Defender is finally here and after decades of selling the same design, the Defender has finally had to deal with modern design influences. The new defender promises to bring the classic rugged Defender into the modern era combining cutting edge technology with timeless durability. The exterior design of the new Defender caused the most uproar and today’s rendering will certainly continue this conversation.
The front end car interchange team made its mark on the new Land Rover Defender grafting the front end of the Honda Element onto the front of the Defender. The results are surprisingly consistent, which is probably not something Defender fans want to hear right now. But there is no doubt that the front end of the Honda Element looks just like home on the Land Rover Defender perfectly matching the rest of the design.
The new Land Rover Defender made its world debut in September 2019 and is the first Defender to hit the American coast since the Defender 90 which stopped shipping to the United States in 1997. This global vehicle jour represents a more basic design than the luxurious Land Rover. Range Rover range that offers impressive off-road capabilities as well as endless luxury features.
Today, thanks to fuel economy and pedestrian safety standards, boxy SUVs no longer give way to more rounded and sculpted exteriors. This meant that the square design of the previous defender had to be reduced to a round shape which affected the character of the defender.
While the Defender may appear softer, it does offer an impressive off-road punch and is one of the best-performing all-terrain vehicles on sale today. A different look does not mean that the Defender has forgotten its roots and we can’t wait to watch the progress of this new era for the Defender.