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Preliminary evaluation of the Land Rover Defender 2020
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1. General introduction
Introduced by Land Rover in 1983, the first generation of the Defender “stalactite” road bike has contributed to making a name for the mist country car manufacturer. In mid-September, this luxury off-road model officially entered the new generation at the Frankfurt 2019 auto show with many valuable improvements.
In terms of specifications, Land Rover Defender 2020 has 2 versions with different sizes, including 90 and 110. In particular, Land Rover Defender 90 with a 3-door design has a length of 4,583 mm, including rear spare tire. , height 1,969 – 1,974 mm depending on the type of suspension that the car uses and a wheelbase of 2,587 mm. Add to that the ability to wade deep 850 – 900 mm, depending on the suspension in the car, approach angle of 38 degrees, angle of 31 degrees and the angle of exit 40 degrees.
Next is the Land Rover Defender 110 with a 5-door design, a length of 5,018 mm, including spare tire on the rear door, 1,967 mm high, 2,105 mm wide and 3,022 mm wheelbase. Vehicles capable of 900 mm deep amphibious, height 291 mm ground clearance, approach angle of 38 degrees, the angle of climbing 28 degrees and exit angle 40 degrees.
Regarding design, we can see the nostalgic impression is still quite bold on Defender 2020 with a square and strong overall. However, some details such as the graphics of the front and rear lights have been softened and more modern. The steering wheel surface is made up of quadrilateral blocks with silver front bumper, creating a strong emphasis.
The side of the car has also been upgraded with new fenders and square wheel cavities and strong ribs on the side. For wheels, when buying Land Rover Defender 2020, customers can choose one of 12 different wheels, from 18-inch silver steel rims to 22-inch Luna alloy rims.
At the rear, the new LED system and vertical taillights bring a more luxurious, more modern look to Land Rover’s country car.
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If the exterior still bears a nostalgic impression from the elder in the 80s, the interior is almost completely transformed with the dense appearance of high-tech equipment such as the completely digital dashboard. , a 10-inch central touch screen comes with a driver glass display using Land Rover’s EVA 2.0 technology, and software upgrades via WiFi.
Regarding the overall design, the new Defender’s cabin still uses square lines, definitive and fractured features from its predecessor. However, the center console and steering wheel of this SUV have very few mechanical buttons because most of the features are tuned through the new Pivi Pro infotainment system.
In addition, the front row called Front Row Center Seat is standard equipment for First Edition Defender 90 and the option for Defender 110 is also a special highlight on Defender 2020. It allows up to 3 people to sit in the row First seat, meaning that the Defender 110 has 3 configurations of 5 seats, 6 seats or 5 + 2. Meanwhile, Land Rover Defender 90 can carry up to 6 people at a time. When not needed, this chair folds down into a central armrest and provides additional storage as well as 2 cup holders.
4. Equipped with amenities
In the standard version, the Land Rover Defender 2020 has heated front seats, 8-way adjustment, 2-zone climate control, anti-glare rearview mirrors, 40:20:40 folding rear seats in version 110 and fixed seats in version 90. These Other notable interior features include wireless charging, Apple CarPlay / Android Auto support center entertainment system, Bluetooth for connecting two devices at the same time, self-learning navigation system and route optimization. The program comes with a 360-degree panoramic camera.
In terms of sound, Land Rover Defender 2020 has 6 standard speakers. If desired, customers can spend more to get Meridian sound system with 10 speakers or 14 speakers for the car. Besides, Land Rover Defender 90 also offers an interesting equipment option is a foldable felt hood. With this equipment, customers can turn the Land Rover Defender 90 2020 into a true convertible SUV.
To further increase user convenience, Land Rover Defender 2020 will use a wrist key like a second-generation Activity Key watch. With this device, the driver does not need to use the standard key to open / lock the door.
5. Operating and safety
Land Rover Defender 2020 has 4 engine options, equally divided for gasoline and diesel engines. The first is a 2.0-liter in-line 4-cylinder diesel engine with 2 power levels, including 200 hp / 430 Nm for the D200 and 240 hp / 430 Nm for the D240.
Next is the 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol engine that produces a maximum capacity of 300 hp at 5,500 rpm and 400 Nm of torque at 1,500 – 4,000 rpm / minute. Finally, the high-end P400 MHEV with mild mild hybrid engine system, uses a 3.0-liter in-line Ingenium petrol engine, with a capacity of 3.0 liters with a maximum capacity of 400 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and maximum torque of 550 Nm at the speed range of 2,000 – 5,000 rpm.
All engine variants are transmitted to 4 wheels via an 8-speed automatic transmission combined with a 2-speed sub-gear optimized for off-road ability. Central differential lock and rear differential lock also appear as options.
In addition, with the high-end version using air suspension, the new Defender’s ground clearance can be increased to 75mm when off-road or lowered 50mm to help passengers get in and out of the vehicle more easily.
Land Rover’s Terrain Response 2 Terrain Response System also provides Defender 2020 with 6 driving modes suitable for different types of terrain such as sand, gravel, rock, mud, mud, snow and so on. Finally, there is Clearsight Rear View technology, which “removes” the rear column and spare tire to provide a better rear view for the driver.
In terms of safety, Defender 2020 is also fully equipped with the most advanced technologies such as systems such as automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assist, traffic sign recognition, cruise control, speed limit. , doze alert, tire pressure warning, and 360-degree parking assistance.
6. General evaluation
The first three-decade-old version is considered an off-road legend, comparable to the Mercedes-Benz G-Class, not because of its unbeatable offroad capability, but also a classic, wild design. battle and cold. And now, Land Rover decided to continue writing a new chapter in its history with the Defender 2020 version.
Although it has no longer kept its rugged, dusty and somewhat rough character that has become a trademark of its predecessor, the new version has an abundant technology platform and new, more timely designs. The appointment will help Land Rover assert its position in the luxury car segment.
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