Land Rover Defender has completed 1.2 million Kilometers of drive as a part of it’s development tests before the launch. The 2020 version of the model will be completing more than 45000 individual tests before it is available in the global market. The tests include very extreme ones though. From testing at -40 degree Celcius in Artic region to 50 degree Celcius in deserts. They also included going to higher altitudes like Colorado mountains at 10,000 feet.
Land Rover is proudly announcing that it’s Defender has completed the milestone successfully. The company sources say that it’s Defender has gone through every possible terrain across various countries like UK, USA, UAE, Belgium, France, Spain and many more.
Defender will be coming with a 4×4 all wheel drive system that will make the car more comfortable amongst it’s competitors and predecessors. According to sources, the flagship model is in it’s last phase of tests in Kenya. TUSK Trusts will be handling the testing with various real time obstacles. These tests include wading through rivers, lifting heavy loads at various altitudes and many more. TUSK is handling the test simulation because of their 15 year partnership with Land Rover. Company says that their engineers can validate the results way efficiently.
Defender is being developed at the Gaydon design, engineering and testing facility in UK and the production will be starting at the newly opened facility at Nitra, Slovakia.
The engine options of this car are still unknown. However, JLR may avail it’s signature option of 2.0L diesel engine. The upcoming car may soon get hybrid status as a part JLR’s fleet electrification.