- Credit: Land Rover

Good News! The Land Rover Defender Will Remain A 4x4

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Good news is that the Land Rover Defender will remain four-wheel-drive without a transversely-mounted engine layout. It will be a true off-roader like the Jeep Wrangler and Mercedes-Benz G-Class, but slot in-between the two in price.

The Defender 90 will be one of the first two/three-door SUVs (aside from the Jeep Wrangler) to return in production, as well as competitors like the Ford Bronco. [The Suzuki Jimny and Troller T4 carry less doors than the modern typical SUV, but they are not sold in either the United States or Canada.]

The Defender 110 will carry a longer wheelbase and is the four/five-door variant of the Defender 90.

The Defender 130 will be larger than the "full-size" Range Rover and is the longer length variant of the Defender 110. But unlike the Range Rover series, the Defender series will be more focused off-road-wise than luxury-wise.

Anyhow, think of the 110/130 as the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado/Land Cruiser and Lexus GX/LX rival as the Range Rover is to the Infiniti QX80, GMC Yukon Denali (a.k.a. Cadillac Escalade), BMW X7, Mercedes GLS-Class and Lincoln Navigator.

Another good news is that the Defender will bring back those door knobs last found in previous generations of the Land Rover Discovery (2005-2017), Range Rover Sport (2006-2013), and the "full-size" Range Rover (2003-2012).