Land Rover Defender

  • 2019 BMW 3-Series

    Ineos, a chemicals giant based in the United Kingdom, has established an automotive division tasked with developing a hardy vehicle along the lines of the original Land Rover Defender to target mining explorers, forestry workers, farmers and off-road enthusiasts. The off-road vehicle is being developed under the Projekt Grenadier code name and is on track for a market launch in late 2020, about the same time Land Rover is due to launch a redesigned Defender. Ineos this week took a further step toward realizing its goals with the signing of an engine supply deal with BMW Group, which sees the...

  • 2021 Land Rover Defender spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Land Rover Defender spy shots

    Land Rover’s Defender is the stuff of legend. With a design that’s barely budged from the boxy shape of the utilitarian and mechanically bulletproof “Land Rover” unveiled in 1948, the Defender, just like its Germanic rival, the G-Glass, has a reputation for being one of the...

  • Land Rover Defender-based 6x6 SUV
    This 2018 Land Rover Defender 6x6 can be yours for $350,000

    Maybe a Land Rover Defender 6x6 isn't your first choice for a vehicle, but for those with healthy checking accounts, this would make a fine weekend warrior. Listed for sale via duPont Registry is this Defender-based 6x6 SUV. It comes from Ontario, Canada-based Urban Warrior, which builds the custom...

  • 2021 Land Rover Defender spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    New Land Rover Defender to test locally in 2019, start sales in 2020

    Land Rover on Thursday confirmed its Defender nameplate will return to these shores after more than twenty years. (The last time it was here was in 1997.) The British firm is working on its first redesign for the Defender since the original debuted in 1983, with the covers to come off the new...

  • 2021 Land Rover Defender 3-door spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Land Rover Defender 3-door spy shots

    Land Rover is working on a redesign for its iconic Defender, the original version of which bowed out of production in 2016 after a run lasting more than three decades. The redesigned Defender starts sales in 2020, meaning we'll likely see it arrive as a 2021 model, and once again the nameplate will...

  • Land Rover Defender Works V8
    Ineos' Land Rover Defender rival could be built at Ford plant

    Land Rover's last Defender has a tough, low-cost appeal that will likely be lost when the redesigned model arrives in 2020. That's because Land Rover looks to be basing its new Defender on a modular, aluminum-intensive platform that will be shared with future versions of the Discovery and Range...

  • Land Rover Defender Works V8

    The beloved Land Rover Defender was sent to the automotive graveyard in early 2016 after decades of production. The good news is that a successor is in the works, and it's confirmed for an arrival in 2020. The last Defender was in production for more than three decades and could trace its roots to the original Land Rover from 1948. Redesigning an icon is no easy task, and Land Rover has no intention of taking the easy route of simply updating the original design to meet the latest regulations, like what Mercedes-Benz did with its redesigned G-Class. Land Rover wants its redesigned Defender to...

  • Selfridges Edition Land Rover Defender Works
    Special Land Rover Defender completed inside London store

    Land Rover has built a special Defender for famed London department store Selfridges, located on Oxford Street. The iconic vehicle serves as the centerpiece of the new men's wear department, which was opened on Monday. To get the Defender into the store, the off-roader was stripped down to its...

  • 2015 Land Rover Defender ‘2,000,000’
    Quiet talk could be big hint about new Land Rover Defender plug-in hybrid

    Our best evidence yet of a Land Rover Defender powered by electrons surfaced this week and hinted at a 2020 arrival. Employees at Land Rover-corporate parent Tata have posted publicly on social media about a "L663 PHEV" project due for 2020. A tipster pointed us toward a Tata engineer who reported...

  • Teaser for Bowler's V-8-powered Land Rover Defender
    Britain's Bowler plans V-8-powered Defender for the road

    Kahn Design isn't the only company churning out high-performance versions of the iconic Land Rover Defender. Here in the United States you have East Coast Defender with some impressive offerings, and even Land Rover has dabbled in the segment. Soon, British off-road racing expert Bowler will join...

  • 2021 Land Rover Defender test mule spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    Land Rover to introduce new modular platform starting with redesigned Defender

    Land Rover is in the process of redesigning its Defender after the previous model ceased production in 2016 following a run that lasted more than three decades. It was thought the new Defender would ride on the modular platform known as the Premium Lightweight Architecture (PLA) found in the...

  • 2018 Chelsea Truck Company Land Rover Defender Double Cab Pickup
    Kahn Design's Chelsea Truck Company reveals posh Defender pickup

    The original Land Rover Defender was designed as a workhorse but that doesn't mean it can't do with a bit of luxury thrown in. Kahn Design knows this particularly well, as the company has been churning out posh Defenders for years. Its latest is based on the Defender Double Cab Pickup. The vehicle...

  • 2018 Chelsea Truck Company Flying Huntsman 6x6 Civilian Carrier

    Following the success of its military-themed Flying Huntsman 110 WB 6x6, Kahn Design's SUV division, the Chelsea Truck Company, has developed a slightly tamer version which it is calling the Flying Huntsman 6x6 Civilian Carrier. Unveiled on Tuesday at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show, the vehicle loses the long-nose design of the previous Flying Huntsman 110 WB 6x6 but is still a full 34 inches longer than the Land Rover Defender 110 on which it is based, or about 200 inches in total. Oh, it also has nine seats split over four—yes four—rows. Kahn Design CEO and founder...

  • East Coast Defender Heritage Collection
    East Coast Defender rolls out Heritage Collection

    East Coast Defender might be based in Florida, but the Land Rover modifier looks back on the brand's British history with its new Heritage Collection. The custom Defenders incorporate classic elements from the past with a few modern touches and the images shown so far certainly drip with English...

  • Project Tuki by East Coast Defender
    East Coast Defender looks back on the SUV's past with Project Tuki

    East Coast Defender will happily build customers an original Land Rover Defender with a modern twist, but for those who seek something with a little more heritage, Project Tuki may be the answer. The Florida-based company revealed the heritage-inspired SUV this past Wednesday, and it boasts a few...

  • Land Rover Defender Works V8
    Land Rover Defender V-8 conversion marks 70th anniversary

    It was 70 years ago that the Rover company introduced the first Land Rover. The vehicle stayed in production right through to the 1980s when it was replaced by the Defender, which itself finally ceased production in 2016. Land Rover is expected to celebrate the historic run by revealing a...

  • 2019 Land Rover Range Rover P400e PHEV
    Next Land Rover Defender to reportedly offer electric option

    Land Rover hinted at it to Motor Authority. Now it appears to be true. At a press event for the Land Rover Range Rover Velar in October, Land Rover told Motor Authority an electrified Defender off-road SUV wasn't off the table without confirming or denying such a powertrain. Now, a report published...

  • Teaser for Kahn Design Flying Huntsman 110 6x6 Double Cab Pickup Soft-Top
    Kahn Design building a Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet rival

    Depending on where you live, you’ll soon be able to purchase a Land Rover Defender with a V-8 engine, 6x6 drivetrain, and soft-top roof. British coachbuilder Kahn Design is taking its imposing Flying Huntsman 110 6x6 Double Cab Pickup and adding a Landaulet-style soft-top out the back. A...

  • East Coast Defender Project Barbour

    Barbour is a British fashion label famous for its rugged, waterproof clothing. The Land Rover Defender is also British, is also rugged, and is also quite adept at wading through water. Now these two icons have come together. Barbour sells a line of Land Rover Defender-inspired clothing, and to help promote it in the United States the company has turned to East Coast Defender to build a Barbour-inspired Defender. East Coast Defender, based in Orlando, Florida, is a company that specializes in turning stock Defenders into bespoke, sometimes wild creations. The latest creation is dubbed Project...

  • 2011 Land Rover DC100 concept
    New Land Rover Defender won’t have retro design

    There’s probably no greater challenge for a designer than redesigning an icon. And they don’t get more iconic than the Land Rover Defender, a vehicle whose design hasn’t changed much in close to seven decades. Land Rover was forced to end production of the Defender last year, with...

  • Land Rover Discovery SVX concept, 2017 Frankfurt auto show
    A hardcore SVX Land Rover Defender might be in the works

    It's unclear what the next-generation Land Rover Defender will bring when it finally arrives—Land Rover says it's "not far away"—but we do know the brand is absolutely committed to retaining its off-road appeal. Whatever go-anywhere capability it may have, Land Rover is reportedly...

  • 2,000,000th Land Rover Defender
    Unofficial Land Rover Defender successor gets a name: Projekt Grenadier

    Decades of Land Rover Defender production finally came to a close in early 2016. While Land Rover has confirmed a successor is coming soon, there are concerns this modern Defender won’t quite the match the original’s rugged, no-nonsense design and ability to master everything from muddy...

  • Land Rover Experience "Defender Driving Experience" with vintage Defender
    You can now drive a vintage Defender at the Land Rover Experience

    Early last year, its maker laid the Land Rover Defender to rest, but it certainly hasn't forgotten about the SUV. In fact, it still lets enthusiasts have a go behind the wheel of the iconic off-roader at its newly-launched Land Rover Experience. The brand announced the Land Rover Experience will...

  • East Coast Defender Project Blackout
    America’s East Coast Defender back with another V-8-powered Defender SUV

    There’s a company down in Orlando, Florida that’s churning out custom Land Rover Defenders for sale in the United States. The company is East Coast Defender, and it’s offering everything from standard Defenders right up to serious off-roaders packing V-8 power. ECD starts with...

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