Land Rover Delays Defender 90 Until 2021 Due To COVID-Induced Manufacturing Factors

Land Rover has delayed the launch of the three-door Defender 90 on account of impression of the coronavirus pandemic.

Jaguar Land Rover’s manufacturing unit in Nitra, Slovakia is accountable for coping with manufacturing of the Defender for all worldwide markets, nonetheless is at current working just one shift whereas attempting to fill a backlog of better than 20,000 Defender orders.

A small uncover on the Land Rover website states that “Defender 90 manufacturing and first purchaser deliveries have been delayed due to this COVID-19 related present chain constraints. Please contact your native retailer to place an order for Defender 90 and timing of deliveries.”

In a press launch issued to Auto Data, Land Rover spokesman Joseph Stauble added to this by confirming the Defender 90 “should not be obtainable as a Model 12 months 2020. It’ll be launched as a Model 12 months 2021, anticipated to be in market early 2021.”

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It seems in all probability that Land Rover has delayed the launch of the short-wheelbase Defender as a result of it has way more orders for the four-door Defender 110. Stauble didn’t give a selected date as for when the Defender 90 will land.

The Defender 90 and the Defender 110 obtained’t be the one variants on provide. One month up to now, the British automotive producer showcased the Defender ‘Exhausting Prime’, which is designed as a enterprise variant. This model will possible be supplied in every 90 and 110 varieties nonetheless most likely obtained’t attain the fingers of shoppers until deliveries of the frequent Defender 90 are successfully underway.

Land Rover will also be making a flagship Defender with a V8 engine. This model will straight rival the Mercedes-AMG G 63 and pack a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 with as a lot as 500 hp.