Yeni Defender’ın Eylül ayında ortaya çıkması bekleniyor.

Land Rover Series I, 30 Nisan 1948 yılında Amsterdam Otomobil Fuarı’nda tanıtılmıştı. Bu yüzden efsanevi off-road markasının tutkunları için 30 Nisan, “Dünya Land Rover Günü” anlamına geliyor. 2018 yılında önemli dönüm noktası için iyi bir gösteri yapan üretici, bu yıl daha da iyisini yaparak yeni jenerasyon Defender’ın test esnasında çekilen taze görüntülerini paylaştı.

Prototip filosu şu ana kadar toplamda 1.5 milyon kilometre yol kat etti. Filo, kısa süre sonra Kenya'da arazi testlerini tamamlayarak son aşamaya girecek. Test araçları, ağır yükler çekerek ve nehirleri atlatarak Land Rover’ın tabiriyle “affı olmayan” arazilerde zorlu şartlarda test edilecek.

Gallery: 2020 Land Rover Defender test görselleri

Yeni Defender’ın gelişim aşaması, yüksekliği 3,048 metreye varan Colorado’daki Rocky Dağları da dahil olmak üzere, dünyanın çeşitli yerlerinde düzenlenen toplam 45,000’den fazla bireysel testi içeriyor. Defender ayrıca, 50 derece sıcaklıktaki çöllerde ve kuzey kutbunda -40 derecede test edildi.

Firma tarafından paylaşılan teaser görsellerinde, SUV modelinin üç ve beş kapılı versiyonları ile kısa ve uzun aks mesafeli versiyonlarının kamuflajlı prototipleri görülüyor. Bu arada ilerleyen yıllarda Defender serisine bir de pick up versiyonunun eklenebileceği konuşuluyor.

Land Rover, yeni modelin dünya prömiyerinin “bu yılın ilerleyen aylarında” yapılacağını söyleyerek ucu açık konuşsa da, yakın tarihli bir rapor resmi tanıtımın Eylül ayı için planlandığını gösteriyor. Yeni Defender’ın Frankfurt Otomobil Fuarı’nda mı yoksa özel bir etkinlikte mi tanıtılacağı ise şimdilik bilinmiyor.

Kaynak: Land Rover

BASIN BÜLTENİNİ SAKLABASIN BÜLTENİNİ GÖSTER

NEW LAND ROVER DEFENDER REACHES 1.2 MILLION KILOMETRE TEST AND DEVELOPMENT MILESTONE

Milestone moment on World Land Rover Day as new Land Rover Defender prepares to undergo unique Tusk Trust test

  • Ready for anything: New Defender reaches development milestone on World Land Rover Day as prototype fleet hits 1.2 million kilometre landmark
  • New challenge awaits: Specially-camouflaged prototype model is preparing to embark on field-testing with global Land Rover conservation partner, Tusk Trust
  • Unstoppable capability: Prototype will be put to work towing, wading and carrying supplies at the Borana Conservancy in Kenya to support vital conservation work
  • Tested to the extreme: Development fleet will complete more than 45,000 individual tests in some of the world’s most inhospitable places
  • World Land Rover Day: Land Rover celebrates 71 years of all-terrain expertise on 30 April – the anniversary of its original debut at the 1948 Amsterdam Motor Show
  • Register your interest: The new Land Rover Defender will make its world premiere later this year but you can register your interest now at: www.landrover.co.uk

Tuesday 30 April 2019, Gaydon, UK: To celebrate World Land Rover Day, Land Rover has announced plans for the new Defender to complete a final phase of field testing with the Tusk Trust, on location in Kenya.

A Defender prototype wearing a unique camouflage will experience life at the Borana Conservancy as part of Land Rover’s 15-year partnership with Tusk Trust.

The prototype will tow heavy loads, wade through rivers and carry supplies across unforgiving terrain in a series of real-world trials at the 14,000-hectare reserve.

By the time the new Defender makes its public debut later this year, it will have passed more than 45,000 individual tests in some of the most extreme environments on earth. Land Rover engineers have taken the test fleet to the 50-degree heat of the desert, the sub 40-degree cold of the Arctic, as well as up to 10,000ft altitude of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado to ensure the new Defender will take everyday life in its stride, for even its most adventurous customers.

Nick Rogers, Executive Director Product Engineering, Jaguar Land Rover, said: “In addition to the extensive simulation and rig testing, we’ve driven new Defender 1.2 million kilometres across all terrains and in extreme climates to ensure that it is the toughest and most capable Land Rover ever made. The incredible opportunity to put it to the test in the field, supporting operations at the Borana Conservancy in Kenya, with Tusk, will allow our engineers to verify that we are meeting this target as we enter the final phase of our development programme.”

With on-road dynamics honed at the Nürburgring facility in Germany and all-terrain credentials tested on the muddy roads of Eastnor, UK, the rocky trails of Moab in Utah, and the sand dunes of Dubai, the new 4x4 promises to bring unparalleled breadth of capability and new levels of comfort and driveability to the Defender family.

The new Defender has been designed and developed in the UK, at Gaydon, home to Land Rover’s world-class design, engineering and testing facilities. The new home of global Defender production will be Land Rover’s recently opened state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Nitra, Slovakia.

Land Rover has been an official partner of the Tusk Trust wildlife conservation charity for 15 years, helping to reach some of the world’s most remote locations. News of the testing initiative has been announced to mark World Land Rover Day, which is celebrated on 30 April every year to mark the world premiere of the original Land Rover at the Amsterdam Motor Show on this day in 1948.