Interesting news has been shared by AUTOCAR, which clearly has access to insider information from British car brands and factories. It looks like we may see a new Land Rover Defender in a few years – but now in a smaller size.

This is not suggested by spy photos of the car, but by the company’s product plans. We are talking about the workload of the HALEWOOD plant: four new models will be launched there in 2025-2027.

First, new generations of the Range Rover Evoque, Range Rover Velar and Discovery Sport will be produced there. And secondly, the fourth model could be a Land Rover Defender codenamed Defender Baby or Defender Sport. These models will be united not only by the place of production, but also by the new EMA platform developed specifically for electric vehicles.

For example, it is expected to have single or four-wheel drive (two electric motors), fast charging with a capacity of up to 350 kW and support for 800 volt power supply technology. In terms of size, this platform will enable the creation of electric vehicles with a length of approximately 4.6 meters – meaning that the new Land Rover Defender will be significantly smaller than the current full-size Defender.

But it will still be focused on off-road driving – which will allow the future Range Rover Evoque, Range Rover Velar, Discovery Sport to focus on improving handling on good roads. We will find out how this will work out later: around 2025-2027.