The upcoming 2023 Land Rover Defender SUV is expected to be ready for purchase later this year. This SUV is available in 80 and 90 variants. The Defender 80 appears to be smaller and more compact than the larger Defender 90.
In essence, the Land Rover Defender 80 will be built on a completely different basis than the standard Defender. According to the newest report, the new SUV would be based on the Harrier, a compact SUV marketed by Tata, Jaguar’s parent company. We anticipate a starting price of approximately $30,000, which is comparable to the current Jeep Wrangler and new Ford Bronco.
2023 Defender Facelift
The all-new 2023 Land Rover Defender will gain a more robust look. Additionally, the design remains boxy with reduced proportions. The manufacturer selected the 80 variant since there are other colossal Defender models available in two-door configurations with 90 and four-door configurations with 110. As with the current model, the new one will be available in Base, S, SE, and HSE trim levels.
Whichever trim level you pick, you should expect outstanding aesthetics and off-road prowess. According to the company, the Defender 80 will come standard with an all-wheel-drive or four-wheel drive. Additionally, it features increased ground clearance and expansive approach, break-over, and departure angles.
The interior design of the 2023 Land Rover Defender is still a mystery. Interior information are not available yet, unfortunately. However, we were able to gather some information. The four-door SUV body style will include two rows of seats and sufficient space for four persons. However, we are unsure of the amount of room accessible on the back for gear and baggage.
The upper trim levels will almost certainly include leather upholstery, heated ventilated seats, dual-zone temperature control, and adjustable ambient lighting. Land Rover’s new Pivi Pro infotainment system, which debuts on the ordinary Defender for the first time, should also be standard. This system is supporting a 10.0-inch touchscreen that supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Powertrain Options and Specs
We are still unsure of the engines that will power the new 2023 Land Rover Defender. Most likely, this SUV will deploy the same engine as the Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque. Both versions are available with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 245 horsepower.
However, a turbocharged three-cylinder engine or some form of electrification, such as a plug-in hybrid system, is another option. Without a doubt, an all-wheel drive will be standard. According to the information accessible at the moment, the Land Rover Defender may also have a new air suspension capable of adjusting ground clearance and a selection of off-road driving modes. Fuel efficiency ratings, on the other hand, will not be available until closer to the vehicle’s on-sale date. Lastly, some rumors are also suggesting new high-performance SVR variant (rendered below).
2023 Land Rover Defender Price and Release Date
Land Rover’s all-new Defender will compete for the title of finest compact SUV in the class. According to the automaker, this model will become available as a 2023YM sometime in 2022. As previously stated, the forthcoming 2023 Land Rover Defender will be offered in a variety of trim levels. The entry-level model will cost $30,000, while the HSE will cost around $45k.