Well, this is pretty stellar news. Though it hasn’t been available stateside since 1997, it appears Land Rover is bringing the iconic Defender back to the US. Not only that, it’s getting a pretty slick redesign, too. Arriving in time for the 70th anniversary, the 2018 Land Rover Defender will come in five body styles and a variety of different engines all either 6-speed manual or 9-speed automatic. A Terrain Response system is also rumored to be in the works so you can take yours off the pavement when you need to. If you recall, Land Rover is said to be phasing out the Defender this year, but until now we hadn’t heard word on any successor. Now we have.