The Land Rover Defender Edition was first released at the Amsterdam Motor show in 1948; the series 1 edition wore a green hue, making it look classy.
After 75 years, Land Rover is releasing its 75th Defender Limited Edition, coming with a Grasmere Green body hue. This edition has an excellent exterior design and an exclusive interior with unique detailing. It will be available in 90 and 110-body designs.
Land Rover models this Defender 75th Limited Edition to match the unrivaled luxury, capability, and versatility of previous versions and thus lays the perfect foundation for future productions.
Land Rover has loaded this 75th Limited Edition with many amazing features. Some of the latest technological features are; Heads-Up Display 10, a 3D Surround Camera, Configurable Terrain Response 1, Premium LED headlights, the 11.4 Pivi Pro16 infotainment system, Wireless Device Charger 28,31, and Meridian sound system. These features are based on the high-specifications HSE, with comprehensive standard equipment.
The all-wheel drivetrain of this model is equipped with an electronic active differential system and a Terrain Response system. Also, it has an advanced Off-Road capability package with black roof rails and a Tow hitch receiver. There is three-zone climate control in the interior, so the passenger and Driver can experience different climatic conditions.
Safety is an important feature of the Land Rover. The 75th Limited Edition comes with some important standard driver assistance features. They are; Traffic Sign Recognition, a Driver Assist Pack, emergency braking, a 3D surround camera, Lane Sensing and Keeping Assist, driver condition monitor, and various other features as standard equipment.
Land Rover will introduce Grasmere Green metallic color to the Defender’s line-up for the first time. The 20-inch alloy wheels, coupled with All-terrain tires, take the color of the body, which is the 5098 Grasmere Green, and they come with matching center caps just like it was in 1948, and there ‘are Ceres Silvered colored bumpers too.
This Defender offers adaptive suspension for better performance off the road and better ride quality. Land Rover has outfitted the front with a satin chrome DEFENDER badge followed by 75 years of graphics in various places to make this Edition more noticeable.
The fascia of this Defender comes with a pair of LED headlights with semicircular DRLs and a unique vented bumper to give a better cooling performance at high speeds. At the rear are:
- Square LED tail lamps.
- A huge metal bumper to improve the off-road experience.
- A spare tire.
The new Defender is a big SUV and compared to the Land Rover’s Discovery, it is longer (195.2 to 180.1 inches long). The Discovery is a little bit wider than this new Defender; that is 83 inches to 79 inches without side mirrors, but it is not taller. The Land Rover’s new edition beats it by about 4 inches in height. It is 77.8 inches high. Its overall wheelbase value is given to be 118.7 inches, and it has a total curb weight value of 5,570 lbs.
The spirit of innovation is spread to the interior of the Defender 75th Limited Edition. While most parts are covered with dark soft surfaces, others offer rich environments. It features superior comfort provided by 14-Way Driver, and Passenger Heated Electric Memory Seats finished in Resist Ebony with perforated inserts and Grasmere Green accents. This edition, like the first, features a Folding Fabric roof. The steering wheel is heated with electronic adjustments.
The cabin contains five seats and plenty of room for comfort, with 41 inches of headroom and 39 inches of legroom. The front has a pair of 14-way power-adjustable seats with4-way manual headrests, heating and cooling, memory settings, cushion adjustment, lumbar support, and power-adjustable bolsters. At the rear, this Edition offers a heated center armrest and heated foldable bench seats. The rear seats of the 110 model feel roomier with 39 inches of legroom, but both the 90 and 110 models offer 40.5 inches of headroom. All the values given have been approximated.
The interior is made of durable and versatile materials, with the Cross Car Beam finished in a brushed Grasmere Green powder coat. Grasmere Green laser etch detailing is also found on the end caps of the Cross Car Beam. These little green finishes are only because Land Rover decided not to go overboard with their celebration.
There is also a Heated Steering Wheel and Three Zone Climate Control that helps make every journey comfortable and provides a luxurious experience. The hockey of the center console is made of Robustec material- a Robust fabric.
Engine and Performance
Sitting under the hood of this special edition, is the 3.0-liter mild hybrid turbocharged inline-six engine, mated with an all-wheel-drive system and an eight-speed automatic gearbox. The powertrain choices of this special edition Include the powerful P400e plug-in Electric Hybrid on 110 models in addition to P400 and D300 Ingenium petrol and diesel options. Both of which utilize Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV) technology. This technology helps to optimize fuel economy and power delivery.
An electric 48-volt supercharger used by the mild hybrid unit produces a horsepower of 395hp and a torque value of 406 pound-feet. It comes with a 23.4-gallon fuel tank to deliver almost 540 miles on the highway. The fuel economy is given thus; 18 mpg city and 23 mpg on the highway.
The performance of this Defender is impressive, considering its size and weight. It climbs from 0 to 60 mph in 5.7 seconds, which is impressive for its class.
This luxury SUV Edition is limited, with only 75 units available for sale. The MSRP with starting price of these units begins at $91 800 for the 90 trim and $94 380 for the 110 trim.
Pros and Cons
· Customers greatly love it.
· It is affordable
· It has great technological features.
· Great Off-Road and On-Road capabilities.
· The engine is not what is expected
Since this special edition was revealed, the demand has been high, not necessarily because of what it stands for, but because many people have fallen in love with it. The Land Rover Defender 75th Limited Edition is available for order placement now and can be purchased from certain authorized Land Rover Retailers.