Land Rover predicts drastic changes in the new Defender

Land Rover predicts drastic changes in the new Defender

Land Rover will promote severe changes in the next generation Defender utility. Speaking to website Car Scoops, Gerry McGovern, director of the design department of the company, addressed the topic.

"Traditionalists will not like, but will have to live with it. The Defender will be as capable as the current (photo), but we are working to do something more pleasant to look at, "McGovern said, adding that he is looking for a more sophisticated approach to design.

Moreover, in its next generation Defender should be repositioned in the range of Land Rover. The goal is to sell five times more units than the current (20 thousand per year to 100,000 per year). "He needs to be more relevant to the modern world," concluded the director.

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