The Land Rover Defender 90 is certainly a remarkable vehicle. With over twenty years of anticipation, we can now finally celebrate the first edition. The Defender 90 strategically combines 21st-century implantation that was on the iconic Land Rover design with a new modern body, suspension, powertrain, and advanced electronic hardware. This vehicle promises to provide consumers amazing off-road capabilities and improved on-road refinement.
Engine, Ride, and Handling
The Defender 90 contains a standard turbocharged four-cylinder engine and an eight-speed automatic transmission for optimal performance. You can also get it with a 3.0-liter incline-six-cylinder engine like the Jaguar Land Rover model if you wish. With the turbocharging features, you will also find that the upgraded engine has an electric supercharger and a 48-volt hybrid system. The Defender also contains a unibody construction instead of a body-on setup, and has a wholly independent suspension instead of the solid axles like its predecessors have. In addition, just like the other models, it is an all-wheel-drive vehicle with 11.5 inches of ground clearance so you can trudge through 35.4 inches of water with ease.
The Defender 90 is an SUV build with a two-door style. It has a modern feel with the visual traits of the traditional Land Rover. It is a bit on the narrow side, but that is to help with navigating thought tight off-roading spaces. They contain small windows on each side of the roof near the back and have 12 wheel designs you can choose from, ranging from 18 to 22 inches in diameter.
The interior of the Defender is nothing short of incredible, containing upscale materials that contain luxurious aspects. The dashboard has a 10-inch touch screen system and physical knobs and buttons if you prefer to use those instead. You can fit up to five passengers normally, but can get up to six if you utilize the Defender’s new front jump seat that adds another seating area in the front.
Safety Systems and Technology
With the use of modern technology, this SUV now contains power features. The Remote-Control Electric Winch operates wirelessly up to 147 feet away, meaning you can obtain help if you end up getting stuck somewhere when off-roading. Furthermore, new and improved safety features have been implemented in the design as well. The Defender contains an EVA 2.0 system that works with the vehicle’s forward-facing camera. It underpins it with various advanced driver assistance systems with the use of ultrasonic sensors. This means you can leverage automatic emergency braking, lane assistance, blind spot warnings, and adaptive cruise control features.
The look and feel of this 2020 model is a mixture of both sophisticated and nostalgic. Though it is limited to just 500 right now in the United States, the Land Rover Defender is definitely a rare and attractive thing to see on the road. With its original look and amazing off-roading capabilities, this rugged vehicle can get you anywhere you want to go in style.