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Meet the First Must-Have Accessory for the New Land Rover Defender

January 21, 2020 Cars By

Land Rover’s new 2020 Defender made its triumphant debut last year, with sales expected to begin in the next few months. Not surprisingly, awesome aftermarket accessories for it have already begun hitting the market, as well.

South African-based adventure travel gear company Front Runner Outfitters, maker of some of the best overland racks available, just announced a custom-made 2020 Defender Rack. It’s a perfect way to add some functionality to the new Defender without plunking down $4,800 for Land Rover’s Explorer Pack.

The 2020 Defender Rack, sized for the Defender 110 version of the new Landie, is built from T6 aluminum and 3CR12 stainless steel and coated in black epoxy powder. It’s lightweight, at just 78 pounds. And it includes all components needed for assembly — none of which are plastic.

The rack has a 370-pound dynamic load rating, meaning it can carry about 80 pounds of additional gear more than the Expedition Roof Rack that Land Rover offers. (The static load rating is 740 pounds.) The rack can accommodate more than 55 available Front Runner accessories, depending on what sort of gear you’re carrying.

Front Runner has not announced pricing yet for the 2020 Defender Rack, but the rack for the previous-generation Land Rover Defender costs a little over $1,600. The company has confirmed the rack will be available worldwide, however.

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Tyler Duffy

Tyler Duffy is Gear Patrol's Motoring Staff Writer. He used to write about sports for The Big Lead and The Athletic. He has a black belt in toddler wrangling. He's based outside Detroit.

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