Land Rover Defender Heritage, Adventure and Autobiography Limited Editions
Possibly one of the worlds most iconic 4×4’s the Land Rover Defender has reached a milestone in it’s current life. 2015 will see the end of the current version and also an end to production at the current UK plant in Solihull. To celebrate this feat and the 68 years since the original was first sketched, Land Rover are releasing three limited editions. The Land Rover Defender Heritage, Adventure and Autobiography Editions.
We take a look at the three new editions and what they bring to the market:
Land Rover Defender Autobiography Limited Edition
Possibly the ultimate and most luxurious Land Rover Defender ever. Dual tone paint work and full leather interior tick the soft and feely bits whilst there is also more grunt under the hood with 150PS instead of the usual 125. Only 80 will go on sale in the UK, and the Autobiography is sure to be a collectors car of the future.
Price: From £61,845.
Land Rover Defender Heritage Limited Edition
Now we are talking. A modern Defender with a nostalgic feel inspired from the earliest of Land Rovers. A custom Grasmere Green paintwork is finished with a contrasting white roof as well as a classic grille, silver bumper and clear indicators.
Price: From £27,800.
Land Rover Defender Adventure Limited Edition
Everyone loves adventure, especially us and this Defender could well be perfect. Additional chassis protection on the underbody, leather trimmed cabin, massive roof rack space, snorkel, rear ladder and upgraded Goodyear MT/R tyres.
Price: From £43,495.
To celebrate the special editions a number of Land Rovers (old and new) have drawn a 1KM Defender body style in the sand at Red Wharf Bay in Anglesey, UK.
In a world, and even a Land Rover world where everything is going smaller, slicker and sportier (try playing spot the difference between the new Discovery Sport, Evoque and Range Rover compared to say 5 years), we just hope that the Defender heritage will not be lost. It is a workhorse, it will always be a workhorse. Clunky gear changes and brash looks are what we love. Let’s just hope Land Rover remember that.