Land Rover will sell a six-cylinder diesel version of the new Defender in the U.S. alongside two gasoline models and a plug-in hybrid, leaked documents appear to show.
The Defender's engine and model lineup were shown in pictures taken of what looks like an internal marketing presentation that was leaked to an internet forum for Land Rover Discovery owners.
The new Defender will be sold in the United States and China, two regions where the previous generation was not officially distributed.
According to the leaked presentation, the engine range includes a 3.0-liter six-cylinder diesel engineered to California's Ultra Low Emission Vehicles regulation, indicating that it will be sold in the U.S.
The engine will make 296 hp. It will be introduced for the 2021 model year.
This is the first unofficial confirmation that Jaguar Land Rover will launch a six-cylinder version of its diesel Ingenium range to sit alongside its new six-cylinder gasoline engine.
Land Rover currently offers a Ford-sourced six-cylinder diesel in the U.S. for some variants, including the Discovery.
The Defender also will be offered with two gasoline engines, a 394-hp 3.0-liter six-cylinder unit and a 296-hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder unit. It will also have a plug-in variant based on the 2.0-liter gasoline unit making over 400 hp.
Europe will get two additional diesels. These will be versions of JLR's 2.0-liter diesel engine with 237 hp and 197 hp.
The leaked presentation appears to indicate that all three gasoline models, including the plug-in hybrid, will be sold in China and Japan.