Land Rover Defender returns to the U.S., and that's awesome as hell

2020 Land Rover Defender returns to the US, and that's awesome as hell

2020 Land Rover Defender returns to the US, and that's awesome as hell

Land Rover's boxiest, foxiest SUV - has been forbidden fruit for the USA for the last two decades or so. But that's about to change, with what might be the best automotive industry holiday gift of all.

Land Rover announced Thursday that the next-generation Defender will once again be offered for sale in the USA and Canada.

The previous-generation Defender's rugged, squared-off design remained mostly unchanged for the 33 years it was built, unless you count variations in door count and roof materials.

The old Defender bowed out with three special editions
The old Defender bowed out with three special editions

It's good to see the Defender in its natural environment. Now, following multiple concepts, years of speculation, and a bunch of spy photos, Land Rover has finally, officially announced that the all-new Defender will be revealed at some point in 2019. The development mules and prototypes are expected to be tested in extreme cold and heat, and will potentially be run in temperatures ranging from -40 degrees to +120 degrees Fahrenheit, and at altitudes of more than 13,000 feet above sea level.

That's proved lucrative, but the calls for not only a new, modern Defender but one suited to North American roads have continued nonetheless. "The Land Rover Defender is such a singular vehicle", said Kim McCullough, Jaguar Land Rover marketing VP, in a statement. More importantly, the Defender will go on sale in the United States and Canada in 2020. Seemingly assuaging fears that the new Defender's unibody platform and independent front and rear suspension will hamper it off-road when compared to its go-anywhere predecessor, the company insists that the new Defender will be "the most off-road capable Land Rover vehicle ever".

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