2016 Land Rover Defender

2016 Land Rover Defender will be produced after all. Even though, LR officials announced the end of the model’s production in December, this year, they changed their plans, mainly thanks to high market demand. The model, which was originally launched back in 1948 is one of the most retro-looking SUVs on the market today. According to latest news, Land Rover decided to continue with the production, but seems like the Defender will not be available in the US. Until now, Defender has been trough three generations, and fourth one is expected to be launched in 2018.

2016 Land Rover Defender

2016 Land Rover Defender specs

With big redesign of the model scheduled for the 2018 MY, 2016 Land Rover Defender has little news to offer. The model will mainly carry over, since the popular automaker didn’t even plan to produce it for this model year.

Currently this model is produced in Solihull, England factory, but the Jaguar-Land Rover plans to expand production outside the UK borders. So far there is no info regarding which state or continent will be so lucky to produce the model, but there were some stories about Austria, Europe.

Upcoming Defender will continue to be produced in its special editions, including Adventure Edition, the Autobiography Edition, and Heritage Edition. Each one of them is mainly oriented towards something, so Adventure model leans more towards off-road drive, Autobiography towards luxury and Heritage offers the most retro-oriented styling.

2016 Land Rover Defender Adventure Edition

2016 Land Rover Defender engine

Although all editions of the popular Defender come with different styling and feature specs, the engine packed under their hood id the same. It is a 2.2-liter turbo-diesel 4-cylinder. For Adventure and Heritage Edition the engine will have the output of 120 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque, while for the Autobiography LR tuned the power to 148 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque.

All 2016 Land Rover Defender will come with four-wheel drive, and 6-speed manual transmission.

When it comes to body styles, both 90 and 110 versions will be available for Adventure and Heritage editions, while Autobiography is available only in 90 version.

2016 Land Rover Defender Autobiography Edition

2016 Land Rover Defender rivals

When it comes to competition for the 2016 Land Rover Defender, there is hardly any. Defender is one of a kind, and there are no rivals that could jeopardize its position. If you like the Defender but looking for something different, yet similar, you should check Mercedes G-Class, Toyota Land Cruiser or Jeep Wrangler.

2016 Land Rover Defender Heritage Edition

2016 Land Rover Defender price and release date

2016 Land Rover Defender release date is not set, simply because the model will contine its production, and not reveal updates and news. Accoridng to latest information, production of the moel is planned to cotniue until February 2016, or even April, depending on demand. Pricing will most likely be the same, meaning that the Adventure Edition will start around $59,000, the Autobiography Edition around $94,000, and Heritage Edition around $47,000.

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