After Some R&R, the Defender Returns to Land Rover Knoxville

They say a little rest can be good for the body. Much like the black bears that are seen prowling around Oak Ridge, the Range Rover Defender is back for 2020 after a lengthy hibernation. The 2020 Range Rover Defender is back at Land Rover Knoxville and better than ever before. Now is the time to discover the rejuvenated Defender.

What is the 2020 Range Rover Defender?

The 2020 Defender revives a name that has been dormant since 1997. So, it may sound familiar to many Maryville and Farragut drivers. The 2020 version takes that baseline and makes numerous improvements to make it a truly enjoyable experience for drivers who want something different from their SUV. It is equipped to be Land Rover's most capable SUV, to date.

Gone are the days of the large, hulking frame of the old Defender. Now, it shows off a redesigned look that is both retro and contemporary. You get the traditional boxy look that you know and love, mixed with sleek curves of a contemporary crossover. Its wheelbase is longer, and unlike other SUV options, you have the choice of a four-door or two-door variation.

Trim Levels:

  • Standard
  • Defender S
  • Defender SE
  • Defender HSE
  • Defender First Edition
  • Defender X

What Powers the 2020 Defender?

Matched to an eight-speed automatic transmission, you get two choices for your powertrain. The first is the standard 296-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder. For those who prefer a bit of muscle, but still, like efficiency, the Defender 90 trim provides the P400 mild-hybrid pairs a 395-horsepower 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder with a 48-volt electrical system. The lithium-ion battery pack powers an electric supercharger.

Four-wheel drive is the standard train for your Defender. That and the 11.5 inches of ground clearance make your Defender the perfect companion for wading through those creeks and ravines in Seymour. The Defender is also capable of towing up to 8,201 pounds. So, not only can you take your Defender off the paved road, you'll be able to take your boat or ATVs with you on your weekend trip to Farragut.

What's Waiting Inside the 2020 Defender?

The Defender is hiding quite a comfortable cabin inside the rugged frame. There is room for five, but should you choose to add the optional third row, you can fit seven of your favorite passengers. Everything about the interior of the Defender speaks to comfort and elegance while remaining ready for action.

The features of the Defender call to mind luxurious models, from the leather-wrapped and heated steering wheel to the center console refrigerator compartment. Ebony grained leather upholstery and a leather-clad gear shift knob provide an elegant feel to the touch.

As the Land Rover Defender moves into the 21st century, the PIVI Pro infotainment system is quick and responsive as you maneuver through the Apple and Android smartphone integration, satellite radio, and navigation. A head-up display shows you everything you need to know for your drive.

Don't be afraid to load up your Defender; cargo space is plentiful. You'll find 34 cubic feet behind your second row of seats. Lay those down, and you'll find a hard time filling up the massive 78.8 cubic feet of storage.

Time to Discover the Fresh New Defender

There is no denying, the Range Rover Defender is announcing its presence with authority. Its bold new look, state-of-the-art technology and safety features are a welcome addition to the Range Rover lineup. The toughest decision you'll have is deciding which of the great features are your must-haves.

Don't wait. Plan a visit to Land Rover Knoxville and catch a glimpse of the 2020 Land Rover Defender. This beauty won't last long. Take it for a test drive and discover your reason for loving the all-new Defender.

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