Defender: With the factory racing to meet burgeoning global demand — Land Rover is working to fill more than 20,000 customer orders for the rugged off-road vehicle — variants for North America may be a way off. For now, the five-door Defender 110 is available; the three-door Defender 90 is expected in the first quarter of 2021. In Europe, a family of Defenders is planned, with stripped-down commercial versions aimed at business owners. It's unclear whether those models, available on the three- and five-door, will be sold in North America. A freshening could be on tap in 2024.
Range Rover Evoque: The reengineered 2020 compact crossover is on sale now. A freshening is expected in early 2024. A plug-in version is available in Europe, but low fuel prices have nixed any plans — for now — to introduce it in North America.
Range Rover Velar: It could be one and done for the most road-friendly Range Rover yet, which debuted in 2017. A freshening could be on tap in 2021. But it is not clear where the midsize crossover fits with updated versions of the Range Rover Sport and Range Rover coming and a road-friendly Road Rover on the way.
Road Rover: An awd, carlike electric vehicle that uses Jaguar Land Rover's MLA architecture could be introduced sometime next year, with sales starting in 2022. The vehicle, possibly a tall wagon or a beefy, five-door hatchback in the vein of the classic Rover SD1, would not be aimed at off-road enthusiasts.
Range Rover Sport: A reengineered model, sporting a twin-turbo inline-six, could be revealed next year, with sales starting in early 2022.
Range Rover: The current Range Rover large SUV, introduced in 2013, is coasting toward retirement. The next-gen replacement, which could be shown to the press late next year and would go on sale in 2022, is expected to move far upmarket and go tire-to-tire with Bentley and other six-figure SUVs. In addition to an even more tech-laden interior with a big menu of opulent materials available for order, performance and fuel economy are likely to increase. The Range Rover is very likely to use BMW engines and offer a hybrid system engineered by both BMW and JLR engineers.
The redesigned Range Rover moves to JLR's lightweight aluminum MLA underpinnings. Full-electric and hybrid models are expected. Extraordinary off-road capability, a feature of every Range Rover since the first one in 1970, will be a key feature of the fifth-gen model. Range Rover started the luxury SUV segment 50 years ago and is now facing the toughest competition it has ever seen.