BRP has introduced a pair of new Defender variants to its lineup – the 2020 Can-Am Defender PRO HD10 and Defender Limited. Each version benefits from the 2020 Defender family refresh we covered here. Essentially, the Defender family refresh includes what Can-Am calls “refined styling, added protection, enhanced capabilities and enriched comfort.”

A quieter Rotax 1000cc V-Twin is outfitted into both new Defender variants, producing 82 horsepower and 69 lb-ft of torque. As well, a thicker firewall helps dampen sound from reaching the cockpit while also acting as a heat barrier. Other Defender family updates include a quiet exhaust system and a recalibrated CVT with a reduced shift line of 500 RPM.

BRP engineers also improved the reinforced steel frame, which is now five pounds lighter and improves rigidity by 30%. Model year 202 Defenders also come with updated suspension calibration and front and rear arched A-arms for more clearance over trail obstacles. The vehicle’s footprint also changes, with the width increasing to 64 inches.

Can-Am Defender PRO

2020 Can-Am Defender PRO XT Flat Bed

For 2020, the Can-Am Defender PRO is available in two trim levels – Pro DPS and PRO XT. Both are powered by the 1000cc Rotax V-Twin engine.

The Can-Am Defender PRO models are all about getting work done. Built on the Defender MAX chassis, these are large vehicles that feature an absolutely massive 6′ by 4.5′ cargo box that can be converted to a flatbed design when you’ve got extra large items that need hauling. And because they are built on the MAX chassis, they benefit from a long wheelbase that should offer exceptional stability.

BRP built the Can-Am Defender PRO models to tow up to 2500 pounds with an impressive 1700-pound payload capacity. There is also about 100 gallons of onboard storage space. Finally, the extended cargo bed has twice as much capacity as a regular Defender – a machine that is already plenty capable.

Defender PRO DPS Features

  • 115.5-in. wheelbase
  • 13-in. of ground clearance
  • 2,500-lbs. towing capacity
  • 1,700-lbs. payload capacity
  • 94-Gal. storage capacity
  • Multi-function cargo box with LinQ system
  • Rear differential with Turf mode
  • VERSA-PRO bench seat
  • HMWPE central skid plate
  • 4.5-in. digital display
  • 64-in. wide with arched A-arm
  • Dynamic Power Steering (DPS)
  • Visco-Lok QE front differential
  • 14-in. cast-aluminum wheels
  • 28-in. Maxxis Bighorn 2.0
  • 1-year maintenance free and easy access to key maintenance components
  • Mossy Oak Break-Up Country Camo water-dipped option

2020 Can-Am Defender PRO XT Working

Defender PRO XT Features

  • 115.5-in. wheelbase
  • 13-in. of ground clearance
  • 2,500-lbs. towing capacity
  • 1,700-lbs. payload capacity
  • 100.5-Gal. storage capacity
  • Multi-function cargo box with LingQ system
  • Rear differential with Turf mode
  • 4.5-in. digital display
  • 64-in. wide with Arched A-arm
  • Visco-Lok QE front differential
  • 14-in. cast-aluminum wheels
  • 28-in. Maxxis Bighorn 2.0
  • VERSA-PRO bench seat with reinforced XT seat skin and adjustable driver seat
  • HMWPE full skid plate
  • 4,500-lbs. winch
  • XT front bumper
  • Full hard roof
  • Brake holding mechanism
  • year maintenance free and easy access to key maintenance components
  • Painted Triple Black coloration

Can-Am Defender Limited

2020 Can-Am Defender Limited Beauty

While the Can-Am Defender Limited models are impressive work vehicles in their own right, these models are all about four-season comfort. Each comes equipped with heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), giving you climate control to work in comfort in the dead of winter to the hottest summer day. The HVAC system in the Defender Limited features the industry’s first automatic mode and a variable compressor, regulating the air-tight cabin’s temperature. According to BRP, automatic mode is “capable, without manual adjustment, of modulating power output of the airflow once the desired interior temperature is met.”

With the full cab that comes on Defender Limited models, you get doors with electric opening windows, full-glass, tilt-up windshield with wiper and washer kit, and a rear bumper.

You can pick up the Defender Limited package in two different versions – the three-seat Defender Limited and the six-seat Defender MAX Limited. Both can tow up to 2500 pounds and are only available with the bigger HD10 engine.

2020 Can-Am Defender Limited Interior

Each Limited model also features Can-Am’s True 4-mode traction system with Turf Mode and front auto-locking Visco-Lok QE. This 4-mode traction system lets you find the right mode for a variety of terrain and tasks, including the ability to protect delicate grass lawns.

A more powerful 850-watt magneto (compared to 650 watts on the Defender PRO) is ready to juice up a wide array of power-draining accessories, including high-powered lighting.

Defender Limited Features

  • 83-in. wheelbase
  • 12-in. of ground clearance
  • Dynamic Power Steering (DPS)
  • ECO / ECO Off / Work modes
  • 2,500-lbs. towing capacity
  • 1,200-lbs. payload capacity
  • 12.7-Gal. storage capacity
  • Multi-function cargo box with LinQ system
  • 27-in. Maxxis Bighorn 2.0
  • Rear differential with Turf mode
  • 67-in. wide with Arched A-arm
  • LED Signature – Visco-Lok QE front differential
  • 14-in. cast-aluminum wheels
  • VERSA-PRO bench seat with reinforced Limited package seat skin and adjustable driver seat
  • HMWPE full skid plate
  • 4,500-lbs. winch
  • XT front bumper
  • Full hard roof with liner and interior dome light
  • Full cab enclosure with full glass windshield, wiper/washer kit, full doors with electric windows and rear glass
  • Auto heating and air conditioning (HVAC) climate system
  • A/C with variable compressor – Automatic mode
  • 7.6-in. digital display with keypad
  • Brake holding mechanism
  • 850-W magneto
  • Limited edition seating / badging
  • 1-year maintenance free and easy access to key maintenance components
  • Mossy Oak Break-Up Country Camo water-dipped option

2020 Can-Am Defender MAX Limited

Defender MAX Limited Features

  • 115.5-in. wheelbase
  • 12-in. of ground clearance
  • Dynamic Power Steering (DPS)
  • ECO / ECO Off / Work modes
  • 2,500-lbs. towing capacity
  • 1,300-lbs. payload capacity
  • 12.7-Gal. storage capacity
  • Multi-function cargo box with LinQ system
  • 27-in. Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 – Rear differential with Turf mode
  • 67-in. wide with Arched A-arm
  • LED Signature – Visco-Lok QE front differential
  • 14-in.  cast-aluminum wheels
  • VERSA-PRO bench seat with reinforced Limited package seat skin and adjustable driver seat
  • Full HWMPE skid plate
  • 4,500-lbs.  winch
  • XT front bumper
  • Full hard roof with liner and interior dome light
  • Full cab enclosure with full glass windshield, wiper/washer kit, full doors with electric windows in front, hinge window in the back and rear glass
  • Auto heating and air conditioning (HVAC) climate system
  • 7.6-in. digital display with keypad
  • Brake holding mechanism
  • 850-W magneto
  • 1-year maintenance free and easy access to key maintenance components
  • Mossy Oak Break-Up Country Camo water-dipped option

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