Connect with us

New Land Rover Defender Plays on Dubai Sand Dunes

(Credit: Jaguar Land Rover )

Latest Car News

New Land Rover Defender Plays on Dubai Sand Dunes

Similar to what GM did with the C8 Corvette, Land Rover is doing its own buildup to the reveal of the new Defender. It’s been showing off camouflaged prototypes traversing all kinds of terrain, because that’s what the SUV is marketed to do, despite many of them being destined to idle forever in Starbucks drive-throughs.

Anyway, this time Land Rover took prototypes to Dubai to play on the sand dunes. It was a great opportunity for dramatic photos of sand whipping up from the tires, but the demonstration also showed the new Defender can handle some of the trickier off-roading conditions you might encounter, at least in the hands of experienced professionals.

2020 Land Rover Defender prototype (Credit: Jaguar Land Rover )

The other part of the PR stunt was to take the Defender on the famous Jebel Jais highway. The road travels up the tallest mountain in the United Arab Emirates, so there are plenty of tight turns. As you might know, Defenders of old weren’t so great to drive on pavement, so this was done to prove that the off-roader behaves well in the city. Again, this is important since most people will almost exclusively use their Defender on paved roads and nowhere else.

Land Rover is being coy about when the new Defender will officially debut, only saying it will be later this year. Most think it will be this September during the Frankfurt Motor Show, and that’s as good of a guess as any.

Continue Reading
Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

More in Latest Car News

SPONSORED

Newsletter

Get Our StoriesIn Your Inbox

Subscribe for our latest news, reviews, and lists.

Popular Stories

Recent Posts

Latest Car News

BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe Disappoints

By Oct 16, 2019

Concept Vehicles

Toyota Makes the Mirai Look Normal

By Oct 11, 2019

Car Manufacturer News

GM Strike Creating Havoc

By Oct 10, 2019
SPONSORED
To Top