The new Defender is only just taking its first steps as part of the Land Rover lineup, but already rumours are circulating about the arrival of a pocket-sized version.
In fact, the What Car? website announced last week that Land Rover plans to launch such a model in 2022. The small SUV will be styled to match the Defender and be equipped with a 1.5L, 3-cylinder turbocharged engine at launch. A plug-in hybrid configuration is planned for later on.
The source of the report being British, it’s not known if the model would make it to North America, and if so what engine would be offered here.
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