Land Rover is bringing a Defender 75th Limited Edition to us and the iconic off-roader will have special features and an all-new engine package.
The Defender is a British four-wheel-drive off-road vehicle developed by Land Rover in the 1950s. It’s inspired by the original Land Rover Series I, which they produced from 1948 to 1983. The Defender is one of the most iconic vehicles ever made, and it’s been a popular choice for adventurers, farmers, and military forces around the world for decades. The Defender has experienced many changes over the years since it first went into production in 1948.
In honor of its 75th anniversary, Land Rover is releasing a limited edition Defender 75th Anniversary Edition that comes with several unique features. Among the new features are its limited edition interior and exterior trim, an all-new engine package option, and some other innovative features from the dependable Land Rover. Let’s take an in-depth look at our favorite features of this limited-edition vehicle.
Grasmere Green Trim For The Land Rover Defender 75th Edition
The Defender is an iconic Land Rover model and has been around since 1948. They have refined the vehicle over time, but its basic chassis and body shape have changed little over the years. This makes it one of the most recognizable vehicles on the road today.
Land Rover launched the Defender 75th Limited Edition to celebrate the Defender’s 75th birthday. This new model will be available in two body styles–90 and 110–and will feature an exceptional green trim color dubbed Grasmere Green. It’s meant to celebrate the longevity of this legendary off-roader and its place in history.
The Grasmere Green trim draws inspiration from the original green paint used on some early Defenders. The trim is also found throughout the interior, including door panels and inlays for the seats, as well as on the dashboard. In addition to this unique exterior color scheme, all 75th-edition Defenders will come equipped with an optional folding fabric roof or sliding panoramic sunroof.
Engine Options For The Land Rover Defender 75th Edition
The Defender 75th Limited Edition will be available with two engines: a 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline hybrid engine or a 3.0-liter straight-six mild hybrid diesel engine. The P400e plug-in hybrid combines a 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine, an electric motor, and a battery pack to produce 398 horsepower and 472 lb-ft of torque, which is enough for a 0 to 60 mph time of 5.6 seconds according to Land Rover.
The other option is Land Rover’s D300 3.0-liter straight-six mild hybrid diesel engine. This diesel makes 297 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque, which is enough for a 0 to 60 mph time of 7 seconds, which is no slow poke. Both these options left us wondering if they might later release a V8 version as another special option for the 75th edition. It would be a fitting time to do it like a final send-off, especially with emission cuts looming.
The Land Rover Defender 75th Edition Specs
They based the Land Rover Defender 75th Edition on the high-specification HSE model Defender, which includes the already unique exterior styling and bespoke interior trim that we mentioned above. It also comes with an array of innovative technology, including Configurable Terrain Response, which can adapt your ride to suit different surfaces (sand, mud, or snow). You can also adjust the settings to suit your driving style or conditions (off-road or on-road).
It also comes with a Meridian sound system for the best quality music, and a 3D surround camera system that allows you to have a full view of your surroundings. It comes with bespoke Matrix LED front lighting that helps give the car a classic Defender feel and look, and a superb 11.4-inch Pivi Pro infotainment system. And finally a wireless device charger and a heads-up display.
75 Years Of Land Rover Defender
The Land Rover Defender was first launched in 1948 and went on to become one of the most iconic vehicles ever produced. The Land Rover Defender was originally designed as a farm vehicle to work on rough terrain, but soon became popular among civilians because of its durability and off-road capabilities. This SUV is famous for its boxy shape, which makes it easy to repair if damaged by an accident or off-road driving conditions.
Over 75 years, each generation of the Defender represents a different era in automotive history. The Land Rover Defender 75th Anniversary Edition is a celebration of over 75 years of Land Rover innovation, design, and engineering. The vehicle features a unique exterior design inspired by the old Defender, while the interior is modern with subtle hints of Grasmere here and there. And as always, there are new innovative features from Land Rover. We absolutely can’t wait to get our hands on one.
Article Credits: Richard Reynolds
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