The Land Rover Defender is one of those vehicles that is not just awesome, but also iconic. However, we have been cruelly denied the Defender here in the states since 1997 and its about damn time we got a new one. 

Land Rover has philosophically divided the SUV market into luxury, liesure, and utility segments, and they're hoping to cash in on the utility segment more than they have in the past with the defender. There's no definitive word as to whether or not it will ride on its own platform or a modified LR3 platform.

[via Inside Line]