Land Rover will promote a six-cylinder diesel model of the brand new Defender within the U.S. Along with two gas fashions and a plug-in hybrid, leaked files appear to reveal.
The Defender’s engine and version lineup have been shown in snapshots taken of what seems like an inner advertising presentation that was leaked to a web discussion board for Land Rover Discovery owners.
The new Defender might be sold within the United States and China, areas wherein the other technology changed into not formally disbursed.
According to the leaked presentation, the engine range consists of a 3.0-liter six-cylinder diesel engineered to California’s Ultra Low Emission Vehicles regulation, indicating that it’ll be offered inside the U.S.
The engine will make 296 hp. It may be brought for the 2021 model 12 months.
This is the first unofficial affirmation that Jaguar Land Rover will launch a six-cylinder model of its diesel Ingenium range to sit down alongside its new six-cylinder gas engine.
Land Rover presently offers a Ford-sourced six-cylinder diesel in the U.S. For some editions, together with the Discovery.
The Defender also could be provided with fuel engines, a 394-hp 3.0-liter six-cylinder unit, and a 296-hp 2.Zero-liter four-cylinder unit. It can even have a plug-in variation based on the 2.Zero-liter gasoline unit making over 400 hp.
Europe gets two particular types of diesel. These may be variations of JLR’s 2.Zero-liter diesel engine with 237 hp and 197 hp.
The leaked presentation appears to signify that all three fuel models, consisting of the plug-in hybrid, could be bought in China and Japan.
The SUV might be to be had in three body lengths, and with four personalization alternatives to widen its appeal, humans acquainted with the venture told Automotive News Europe.
The variants will include an 8-seat model while the personalization alternatives will goal a range of customers from off-street fanatics to shoppers seeking out a high-driving urban runabout.
Land Rover ended manufacturing of the primary-technology Defender, which have become an off-street icon in the course of its 67-12 months run, in 2016.
The Defender is due to be unveiled on the Frankfurt auto display in September beforehand of sales beginning early next 12 months.
It can be offered to start within lengths, the fast-wheelbase Defender 90 and medium-wheelbase 110. An 8-seat a hundred thirty could be introduced later in 2020.