The Defender can trace its lineage all the way back to the Land Rover Series I of 1948. This rugged off-roader soldiered on for decades nearly unchanged. It was only in the early 80s that it gained coil springs. In the early 90s it gained the now popular "Defender". Aside from a few cosmetic changes and new engine options, the classic rugged SUV stayed into production until January 2016. After over three years out of production, Land Rover introduced the all-new Defender in September 2019. The British SUV-maker combined the rugged spirit of the original Defender with the advance tech of the contemporary Land Rover and Range Rover models. Unlike its predecessor which has a body-on-frame construction and solid front and rear suspension, the all-new version uses an aluminum monocoque construction and a fully independent suspension all around. Styling is modern with its profile and design cues taken from the classic Defender. On the outer edges of the roof are the trademark Defender Alpine Windows. Up front we see its domed hood and flush headlights with round lighting elements. Moving on to the sides, it features the distinctive prominent shoulders. At the back, it has the side-hinged door and external spare tire. Its short front and rear overhangs are not just for looks, this gives it excellent approach and departure angles. Inside, it's what you'd expect in a modern Land Rover, but given a more rugged outdoorsy twist. Under the hood of the Philippine-spec all-new Defender is a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-6 gasoline engine which produces 395hp and 550Nm of torque, this is mated to a 48V mild hybrid system. All variants come with an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission. Four-wheel drive is standard.