Frankfurt 2019: Land Rover officially debuts new Defender

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After more leaks than, well, the old car actually… we can finally show you Land Rover’s reinvented icon properly, with the 2020 Defender making its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Car Design News takes a look at this design icon.

Squint at the boxy profile and you could be looking at the iconic Land Rover Defender off-roader that ran with minimal updates for 67 years. Refocus, however, and the new Defender emerges as a thoroughly modern activity vehicle, albeit one with a much larger price tag than its utilitarian ancestor.

“This is a Defender for a new age – respectful of its past but not harnessed by it,” Land Rover’s head of design, Gerry McGovern said in a statement.

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