New to Can-Am’s 2020 lineup are the Defender Limited packages and the Defender PRO HD10 models – machines that are distinctive, tough, and capable. With this expansion of their popular Defender line, Can-Am continues to innovate and push the boundaries of the side-by-side industry. The new packages and models all feature refined styling for 2020, as well as added protection, enhanced capabilities, and enriched comfort.

Read on for the information about the new machines, or check out our first impressions video below.

Defender Limited Packages

Though the Defender Limited packages boast several upgrades for 2020, the hallmark addition is a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. The entirely-enclosed, air-tight cabin is climate controlled, making the Defender Limited a true all-season vehicle. For those working outside year-round, this is a game changer – never has it been easier to work day and night, rain or shine, cold or hot, etc. Plus, the enclosure makes the cabin significantly quieter and more spacious, giving a comfortable and unrivaled experience for both the driver and the passengers.

Steering Wheel

Another noteworthy facet of the Defender Limited packages is their heavy-duty front steel bumpers, with an upper bumper plate to enhance the vehicle’s protection while improving its overall durability. This, paired with the 1000cc Rotax V-twin engine with 82 hp and 69 lb-ft of torque, keeps the machine up for any task, every time.

Working in the Shop

Any of the Defender Limited vehicles can be purchased in a three-person or six-person (six-person is designated by “MAX”) package to accommodate for both passenger and hauling needs. Camo and white color variations are available for both Defender Limited packages. The machines are available for purchase now, the three-person model starting at $25,199 with the MAX starting at $27,899.

Defender PRO HD10 Models

Can-Am’s Defender PRO HD10 models were built for hard work, as evident through their expansive cargo space and impressive cargo space adaptability. The massive, multifunctional cargo box is 6 ft x 4.5 ft and includes a convertible flatbed design with pass-through lower storage. The machine also features an extended wheelbase that offers exceptional stability, all while lessening the noise and vibrations entering the cockpit.

Hauling Tires

To keep the Defender PRO models duty-motivated and work-centered, Can-Am has equipped their machines with a massive 2,500 lbs. towing capacity and a 1,7000 lbs. payload, along with 100 gallons of on-board storage.

Front View

The Defender PRO HD10 models come with three seats and in color variations of white and camo for the PRO OPS and black for the PRO XT. Both models are available now with pricing starting at $17,899 for the PRO OPS and $20,099 for the PRO XT.

Parts and Accessories New for 2020

As if the new machines weren’t exciting enough, Can-Am also released a slew of new accessories to add convenience, enhance operation, and provide versatility to the Defender line. The new Defender accessories include:

  • Rancher Front Bumper – MSRP: $499.99
  • Defender PRO & MAX Rock Sliders – MSRP: $579.99
  • Defender PRO Fender Flares – MSRP: $259.99
  • Hanging Storage Box Kit – MSRP: $134.99
  • LinQ Cargo Rack – MSRP: $319.99
  • LinQ Tailgate Extension/Divider – MSRP: $249.99
  • Defender PRO Side Wind Deflectors – MSRP: $179.99
  • S3 Performance Bumpers
  • ProVent Accessories
  • Can-Am Audio Roof – MSRP: $2,499.99
  • Radiator Relocator – MSRP: $1,129.99

More Information

Keep reading for the full press release from Can-Am, or check out their full lineup at You can also browse our full selection of Can-Am UTV parts and accessories for industry-leading selection and prices.

Two Machines on the Farm


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Official Can-Am Press Release

New Lineup of Can-Am Defender Side-by-Side Vehicles Provides the Perfect Work-Hard, Play-Hard Balance

BRP has unveiled two new additions to its acclaimed Can-Am Defender side-by-side vehicle family for 2020. Each takes the side-by-side riding experience to the next level, and is designed specifically to improve the lives of those who are out there working the land and also like to kick back and enjoy themselves.

Splashing Mud on the Farm

Can-Am innovates with the new Defender PRO HD10, featuring a six-foot multifunctional cargo box along with a lower box storage area accessible from both sides which workers will certainly appreciate, and the new Defender Limited has climate control to maintain the perfect cab temperature year-round. Both are capable of working hard without sacrificing the fun factor so you can ride and play with friends and family when the duties are over

Can-Am brings more: working capacity, comfort, quietness, and fun

You don’t have to worry about weather in the 2020 Can-Am Defender Limited HD10. Off-roaders can brave the elements in style and comfort in the industry’s first climate-controlled cockpit, which is fully enclosed. When the cold, heat, wind, or rain strike, the heating and newly added air conditioning system keep you comfortable for a dry, dust-free ride. Just set it to automatic mode and enjoy. It is also the quietest cab out there and is available as a three- or six-seater.

Doing Work on the Farm

With its incredible versatility, the Defender PRO HD10 lets you do more and tow more while navigating demanding terrain. The long cargo box doubles loading capacity compared to the regular box, increasing your efficiency on the job. Plus, its innovative design includes a lower box storage area and an adaptable flatbed configuration for maximized hauling solutions.

“The utility-recreation segment of off-road vehicles is growing every year, and we are as committed as ever to product innovation that provides the best possible solution for hard work and play,” said Bernard Guy, Senior Vice President, Global Product Strategy, BRP. “Can-Am Defender owners need toughness and capability, and both new models balance that with enhanced comfort and versatility. It’s really the best of both worlds.”

Splashing Through the Mud and Dirt

The all-new models are also equipped with a remodeled frame and a redesigned front end that enhances looks, ride quality, and durability for a wide assortment of off-road tasks. The entire 2020 Can-Am Defender fleet is available with an 82-hp Rotax HD10 engine that offers a segmentleading 69 lb-ft of torque. For more information about the complete 2020 Can-Am Off-Road vehicle lineup, including detailed technical information and product specs, visit

About BRP
We are a global leader in the world of powersports vehicles, propulsion systems and boats built on over 75 years of ingenuity and intensive consumer focus. Our portfolio of industry-leading and distinctive products includes Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-Doo watercraft, Can-Am onand off-road vehicles, Alumacraft, Manitou and Telwater boats, Evinrude and Rotax marine propulsion systems as well as Rotax engines for karts, motorcycles and recreational aircraft. We complete our lines of products with a dedicated parts, accessories and clothing to fully enhance the riding experience. With annual sales of CA$5.2 billion from over 120 countries, our global workforce is made up of more than 12,500 driven, resourceful people.