After 23 years, the Land Rover Defender is returning to the U.S. market and is already making appearances at dealers.

The Defender 110 builds on the Land Rover family, adding to the Range Rover and Discovery lineups. Initial customer deliveries of the vehicle have already begun on a limited basis across the U.S.

“After too long of an absence, the Land Rover Defender is once again here in the U.S.,” Jaguar Land Rover North America President and CEO Joe Eberhardt, said in a statement. “In the coming months we will ramp up availability as global circumstances allow.

The new design of the Defender 110 offers an off-road capable vehicle while retaining on the brand’s iconic design. The vehicle is built on an all-aluminum D7x platform for a stiffer body while a fully-independent suspension, twin-speed transfer box, and permanent four-wheel drive are equipped on the 4x4.

Four accessory packages are available with the Defender – Explorer, Adventure, Country, and Urban. The vehicle also comes with 170 individual accessory options.

“We want to thank all those customers, enthusiasts, retailers, employees and logistics partners for their enthusiasm and commitment to making this a reality,” Eberhardt said. “The automotive landscape is certainly brighter with the new Defender in our showrooms, driveways and roads.”

The 2020 Land Rover Defender 110 is on sale now with a price tag that starts at $49,900.

Land Rover Defender Begins US Deliveries Land Rover Defender begins U.S. deliveries. The 4x4 is now available at U.S. dealers with a price tag that starts at $49,900 Photo: Land Rover