Production of the iconic Land Rover Defender came to an end after more than six decades, and we’re now getting our first look at its replacement. These impeccable spyshots come from Land Rover themselves, where we see a camouflage prototype making its rounds in close proximity to the company’s base.

As you can see, the new Defender is still a boxy-looking thing although some might say it lacks the hardcore, off-roader appearance of its predecessor. If you brought out your history books, you might see some resemblance to the Defender Concept 100 (DC100) show car from seven years ago. Of course, fake body panels may distort the actual shape of the final product but as it is, what do you think of the way it looks?

Given the pedigree of the Defender nameplate, you can expect a high degree of off-road prowess to be present in the upcoming model, currently codenamed L663. Its maker isn’t revealing much about the Defender, so whether it decides to squeeze in as much electronic doodads to support its go-anywhere ability (including hybrid tech), or hang on to what is now considered “old-fashioned,” we’ll have to wait and see.

However, the company has issued a statement saying, “Jaguar Land Rover runs a wide range of engineering and technology development programmes. We are unable to comment on the specific nature of these programmes. However, we can confirm that the Defender programme is progressing well and has reached an exciting stage of its development.” With that in mind, rumours point towards an official launch by 2020.