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2020 Land Rover Defender "Honda Element" Face Swap Looks Like a Match

It's no secret that the 2020 Land Rover Defender and the Honda Element show totally different faces of the high-riding world. Then again, the design approaches of the two aren't nearly as different as their tech sides, as highlighted by the rendering that now occupies our screens.
2020 Land Rover Defender "Honda Element" Face Swap rendering 42 photos
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We're dealing with a face swap here and it looks like the new Defener and the retiree that is the Element make for a rather stable mix. If anything, the plastic cladding of the Honda adds to the rugged-by-definition image of the Landie. And we'll tip our pixels to digital label carfrontswaps for this visual stunt.

Then again, this approach may sit closer to the original classic offroader roots of the Land Rover Defender, since the newcomer has been moved upmarket.

To understand this shift, we must first discuss the new-age Defender range. For now, customers can grab the Defender 110 five-door version, while the Defender 90 three-door incarnation should follow shortly (the global health crisis has caused a production delay at the Slovakian plant where the vehicle is built).

Now, the P300 model, which is animated by a 2.0-liter turbo-four kicks off at $49,900. However, a more feature-loaded example, with a six-cylinder turbo, like the one Doug DeMuro grabbed, will set you back around $75,000. And things will be pushed even further, since the automotive producer is working on a V8 model that will add serious firepower to the equation.

As for the Honda Element, this was offered between 2002 and 2011, enjoying solid sales back in the day. Sure, it rode on a FWD-based platform with AWD offered as an option, while its styling was quirky, albeit appealing to outdoors enthusiasts. But its uber-practical nature was its main asset. For instance, its spacious cabin, which also benefited from backward-opening rear doors, could see the rear seats being removed, with the flat floor being fit for all sorts of activities, from hauling pets or bicycles to camping.



 
 
 
 
 

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