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2020 Land Rover Model Year Changes



2020 Land Rover Defender

The toughest Land Rover is coming back... to the United States, with the newest, completely redesigned chassis, body and capabilities. It will be available as a five passenger or with two extra seats to seat seven. The new Defender offers two engines: a turbo 2.0-liter 4 and a turbo straight-six mild hybrid with electric supercharging and an eight speed automatic. With a two speed transfer case and available center and rear locking axles, this will be the most credible competitor to the Jeep Wrangler, though a little pricier: $50,925 - $81,925. Other serious off-road paraphenalia available: onboard compressor (to air up tires after running through sand with the pressure reduced), raised air intake, front and rear mudflaps and even a portable water rinse system.


2020 Land Rover Discovery

The InTouch Control Pro infotainment system is redesigned.

A new Wade Sensing System gives the driver real-time information of how deep the water is that the vehicle is in, comparing it to the maximum safe wading depth. (We're hoping that when the gauge gets near the safe limit its face blows off, peppering the driver with glass as water squirts out of the dashboard. What? The Brits had submarines, too.)

Automatic dimming side-view mirrors and front parking sensors are now standard.

Discovery Sport

2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport

The Discovery Sport gets a thorough re-vamping. Still a front-wheel drive platform, the old 237-horsepower 2.0-liter turbo gets upgraded to Land Rover's 246 horsepower version. Then the optional 286-horsepower engine has a mild hybrid system added, keeping horsepower the same but (no EPA tests, yet) hopefully raising fuel mileage. Brakes getting an upgrade, with slightly larger front rotors than the previous R-Dynamic version on all models and rear rotors adding an inch in diameter.

Twenty-one-inch wheels are now offered. Standard LED headlights replace halogen and optional HID units. Wade-sensing is also offered here.

Emergency Braking, a forward collision warning and automatic braking system, is now standard. Lane Departure Warning is upgraded to Lane Keep Assist and is now standard. Driver Condition Monitor and front parking sensors are also now standard. Park Assist (will steer for you while parallel parking or backing into a perpendicular spot), 360° parking aid

An automatic dimming rearview mirror with a programmable garage door opener is now standard. Power seats, though, are now optional.

A wireless phone charger is available, for those phones compatible with the Qi standard.

Range Rover

2020 Land Rover Range Rover

A brand-new 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder mild hybrid turbocharged engine replaces the older 3.0-liter V6 supercharged engine. In each case the P360 and P400 versions of the new engine are 15 horsepower more powerful than the old P340 and P380, with 355 and 395 horsepower, respectively. Fuel mileage is higher with the new engines: 19 city and 25 highway MPG.

A new option will give the driver a real-time readout of the depth of the water the vehicle is crossing and relate it to the maximum allowable wading depth.

Range Rover Evoque

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque at 2019 CAS

The Range Rover Evoque goes through a complete redesign, with a longer wheelbase and wider track stability and ride comfort should increase. Two similar engines return, but the top (R-Dynamic) gains a mild hybrid system and 10 horsepower for a total of 296. The base engine also gets a nine horsepower boost, now good for 246 and 269 pound-feet of torque, an 18 pound-foot increase. A 9-speed automatic and standard all-wheel drive return as well.

The big negative: the neat convertible version is gone (the coupe was discontinued last year).

A new Advanced Tow Assist will chart your path to line up the trailer assist and let you steer with a knob. Wade Sensing System tells the driver if he's out of his depth.

Range Rover Sport

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

The Range Rover Sport got a new inline-six mild hybrid with turbocharging and electric supercharging mid-year. Horsepower is rated at 355 and torque at 365 pound-feet for the P360 and 395 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque for the P400. The 3.0-liter V6 supercharged engines are discontinued.

Adaptive Cruise Control and High Speed Emergency Braking are now standard.

Range Rover Velar

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Velar

More engines for everyone! The Velar now offers both versions of the 3.0-liter supercharged V6, the P340 335 horsepower and, from last year the P380 with 375 horsepower. In addition, a new Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic (at this point you're paying by the letter on the badge) features the established 5.0-liter supercharged V8, with 542 horsepower. The EPA website also reveals a third new engine: P300 indicates the more powerful version of the Land Rover 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder (296 horsepower), though it isn't in any Land Rover public documents, yet. The P180 diesel has been discontinued.

Blind Spot Assist, Rear Traffic Monitor, Driver Condition Monitor, Auto High Beam Assist, power tilt and telescoping steering wheel, memory driver's seat, satellite radio, power liftgate, front parking sensors and automatic dimming power-folding exterior mirrors are now standard. This is due to the base Velar being discontinued; the Velar S is now the entry-level.


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