Hot off the Presses, Land Rover has gone back to the place where it all began to start a year-long celebration of the iconic Defender.
To Kick start the Year of the Defender we have a fancy video with the brains behind the original Land Rover and a 1km sand drawing at Red Wharf Bay in Anglesey, UK. Marking the launch of three exclusive limited edition models and the beginning of an exciting new chapter in the Defender story.
3 New Defenders:
The three hotly anticipated limited edition Defender models celebrate a different element of the vehicle’s versatile character.
Many Have speculated about what the new Defenders would be like and V8’s were hotly tipped. On these new releases the defender will stick with the TDCi engines although LandRover have squeezed some extra power out of them, which is always welcome. We have a feeling that this won’t be the last set of special edition defenders. So here they are:
The exclusive Autobiography Edition promises more performance, luxury and comfort than ever before thanks to its comprehensive equipment list, unique duo-tone paintwork, full Windsor leather upholstery and a power upgrade from 122PS to 150PS. Available in the UK and Europe from April, the Autobiography Edition will be produced exclusively as a 90 Station Wagon and priced from £61,500 (€64,000).
The Heritage Edition is inspired by early Land Rover models and mixes nostalgic design cues with modern creature comforts. It will be available in global markets and is identified by distinctive Grasmere Green paintwork and a contrasting white roof. A heritage grille and HUE 166 graphics, recalling the registration plate of the first ever pre-production Land Rover nicknamed ‘Huey’, also identify the Heritage model. It hits showrooms from August priced from £30,900 (€39,900).
The exciting new Adventure Edition also arrives in dealerships from August. The Adventure Edition will be available in global markets and is aimed at Land Rover customers who relish the great outdoors and embrace the Defender’s ‘go anywhere, do anything’ attitude. It comes fitted with additional underbody protection and Goodyear MT/R tyres to boost the Defender’s already class-leading all-terrain capability. Unique decals and a leather-trimmed cabin ensure the Adventure Edition stands out from the Defender crowd. The Adventure Edition is priced from £38,400 (€45,900)*.
All In all there’s something for everyone here, and we’ll get hands on as soon as we can.