We have a lively discussion about the new Land Rover Defender and whether or not it’s legit.
Yes, we know the 2021 Land Rover Defender is not as rugged or hard-core as the original Land Rover Defender. Unlike the original, it has four-wheel independent suspension, turbocharged gas and (optional) hybrid power-trains. It is also cram-packed with tons of electronics.
The new Defender has road manners that befit royalty – by comparison.
Simply put, the 2021 Land Rover Defender is much more civilized for the daily driver than the original. The question remains, is this new Defender a family wagon like the Discovery? Sure, all JLR vehicles are capable off-road, but they are much more likely to buzz the city nightlife over the bush’s wildlife.
Still, the argument is: did JLR just cover up a Land Rover Discovery? They say that many of the components and tuning are unique – but that’s according to JLR. Is it possible that one of the most iconic off-road vehicles out there is nothing more than flat panels and some tough-looking goodies?
That’s what Roman and Nathan discuss in this episode’s “No, you’re wrong!” Before you head to the video below, I urge you to look and the video directly underneath. It’s for the upcoming James Bond movie, “No time to die.” Why watch? It is a known fact that all vehicles featured in Bond movies are cool, Vehicles that are used by bad guys are even cooler. Sometimes.
… anyway, you can skip to 1:35 to see what I’m talking about. And 2:20.
… and there’s this…
For those of you who don’t know, the 2021 Land Rover Defender comes in two versions, the short wheelbase, three-door 90 and long wheelbase, five-door 110. Prices start at $46,100 – but it’s doubtful you’ll find one for under $50,000 out the door.
Last week, we reported on the U.S. fleet arrival of the Defender 90, and we talked about the new mid-level, X-Dynamic trim. You can read about it (here).