[UPDATE, September 8] The author previously assumed that it's the Defender 90 on the video. However, eagle-eyed readers argued that this is the 110 due to the presence of rear door handles when zoomed in, which is honestly hard to discern at this point. We've updated the article to reflect ambiguity. Besides, the reveal is right around the corner. We'll know which one by then.
Who would have thought weekends will be a great time to release Frankfurt Motor Show teasers? Well, I guess that's one of the perks of writing outside the workweek, such as this one – catching the latest teaser of the Land Rover Defender.
In this footage, Land Rover exhibits the proven capabilities of the famous off-roader through a zoomed-out shot of a naked Defender. While it's challenging to see the details of the vehicle, there's one thing that we can confirm based on the video: the Defender 90 will have its spare wheels at the back.
Gallery: 2020 Land Rover Defender Testing with Red Cross experts
Keep in mind that previous spy shots and official prototype testing have shown both the Defender 110 and the 90 were seen with and without the spare tyre.
Well, speculations can now be put to rest as this recent video confirms that the Defender will have an extra wheel at the tailgate. Now, what about the Defender 130? Guess we have to wait for more teasers or ultimately wait for the reveal on September 10.
An icon reborn:
Meanwhile, details about the Defender have surfaced before the scheduled debut. According to those who have driven the prototype, the Defender will come with two suspension types: air and coil. The air suspension will have a temperature monitor in the dampers to protect the vehicle, while Land Rover has strengthened the subframes with reinforcements. Even better, 18-inch wheels are standard with the option to go up to 22 inchers.
More details will be revealed on September 10, 2019 at the 2020 Land Rover Defender reveal at the Frankfurt Motor Show. As for the Defender's new look, well, someone leaked a camo-free image, which you can see here.