A quintessential vehicle that hasn’t been seen in North American markets since the 1990's is coming back in a big way this year.

“The Defender is truly the soul of the Land Rover 2020 lineup,” says Andy Wise, general manager of Jaguar Land Rover Cincinnati. “We are excited to have this iconic vehicle back in the U.S.”

While drivers may recognize the boxy shape and rugged exterior, they will be delighted to see this updated and modern spin of this classic utilitarian SUV.

“2020 is going to be an amazing year for Land Rover enthusiasts and new owners alike,” says Wise. “The heritage of the name ‘Defender’ brings a smile to any Land Rover owner’s face while the modern redesign will appeal to many that may haven’t considered driving a Land Rover.”

Whether the 2-door and 4-door model, the Defender seats both driver and passenger comfortably, with the larger model sitting a total of seven passengers in three rows. With seven brilliant colors to choose from, the Defender comes with a number of customizable features such as a sliding panoramic or folding fabric roof, exterior side-mounted storage compartments or grained leather interiors with steel-cut premium textile accents.

The Defender not only looks great, it drives great. Engine options range from 296 HP to 395 HP and can drive up to 129 mph, with a hybrid engine expected after rollout.

“The Defender has always been known for its capability to go anywhere,” says Wise. “This, coupled with the 2020 Defender’s modern design, has made this one of the most anticipated launches in Land Rover’s history.

“With this launch, Land Rover has proven that we continue to redefine and reshape the SUV market.” 

Jaguar Land Rover Cincinnati is located at 9115 Blue Ash Road, Cincinnati OH 45242. For more information, call 513.791.1000 or visit