Land Rover could enter a new segment of compact crossovers. As the portal Which Car, the series will fall a shorter version of the modular platform Defender, and its main competitors in the market will be BMW X1 or Mercedes-Benz GLA.
According to preliminary data, the crossover will have a design in the Defender style will be produced only in five-door version, whereas the range of engines will include three – and four-cylinder units. Likely to appear and hybrid modification. By default, crossover will have front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive system will be offered for an additional fee.
Known and the approximate cost model is about 25 thousand pounds ($32 000). For comparison, the Defender 90 is in great Britain 40.3 thousand pounds ($51 700).
The possible emergence of a “baby Defender” was discussed in the end of 2019. Then it was reported that the novelty can call Land Rover 80, and in sale it will arrive in 2021.