According to our colleagues from Autocar, the next generation Land Rover Defender will go into production in the summer of 2016. The new Defender will "hate to wash its face" and it will have a more desirable look while featuring a distinctive silhouette without looking overly functional. 

According to Gerry McGover, Jaguar Land Rover Design Director, the next generation Defender will feature biggest breadth of capability of any Land Rover so far. It will use an aluminum monocoque structure with a substantial aluminum superstructure to make the Defender as stiff as possible while being lighter. 
Promising to deliver premium durability, the next-gen Land Rover Defender will feature the Ingenium engine family as well as a range of V6 motors matted to eight- or nine-speed automatic transmissions whereas the availability of a manual gearbox. 

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The new generation Land Rover Defender is expected to enter production in the summer of 2016 around the same time when the Mercedes-Benz G-Class will be overhauled.

Source: Autocar