The Land Rover Defender is the most anticipated new release on wheels this year. As part of all things, Land Rover on display at the first 4xFAR festival in Palm Spring last January, the Defender attracted admiration for its compelling design and attention for its stylish functionality from the diverse festival goes. The unmistakable silhouette of the Defender is striking and the Defender lifestyle is piquing interest from a new generation of adventure lovers. To top everything off this year, the Land Rover Defender is a nominee for recognition for both the 2021 World Car Design of the Year Award and the 2021 World Luxury Car from the folks at the World Car Awards. Thanks to Gerry McGovern, Chief Design Officer for Land Rover, the new Defender is re-imagined for the 21st century. With many signature Defender elements highlighted in this new breed including, the short front and rear overhangs and that fantastic forward roofline, this Defender is chocked full of the latest technology and features capabilities that far outpace other SUVs.
From the Intuitive 10-inch touchscreen with standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ to the available 5+2 seating and four Accessory Packs, the Explorer, Adventure, Country, and Urban, the Defender fits into every lifestyle. From off-roaders to those that consider parking in the grass at the polo field to be off-roading, the Defender is a stylish and capable ride.
“The new Defender is respectful of its past but is not harnessed by it,” said Gerry McGovern, “This is a new Defender for a New Age. Its unique personality is accentuated by its distinctive silhouette and optimum proportions, which make it both highly desirable and seriously capable – a visually compelling 4×4 that wears its design and engineering integrity with compromised commitment.”
The short overhangs and externally mounted rear wheel facilitate the vehicle’s off-road capability. Its elemental yet sophisticated surfaces combine with a strong horizontal emphasis to communicate the vehicle’s purposeful character.
One look at the Defender 110s on these pages shows how perfectly proportioned the body styles are on six models available; Defender, Defender S, Defender SE, Defender HSE, Defender X, and Defender First Edition.
The Defender front-facing boldness states with authority, ‘Move away, I can do anything…’ The front headlamps feature the latest technology and sculptured fenders combined with squared wheel arches and strong shoulders that all contribute to the vehicle’s sense of solidity and robustness. At the rear, the geometric forms of the distinctive high-tech tail lights harmonize perfectly with the front-end design.
Inside ‘less is more’ minimalism is communicated by the modular interior architecture and the highly intuitive design of the functionality features. The main controls, including the central touchscreen, are ergonomically clustered within the magnesium frame to enable the installation of an innovative optional front row center jump seat while allows for movement across the front of the cabin.
Alongside the fantastic Range Rover family and the highly capable and versatile Discovery SUVs, the new Defender completes the Land Rover dynasty. Defender 110 is just the start for this family of the most capable and durable 4x4s in the world with more to follow. The Land Rover brand’s pioneering Terrain Response® 2 technology and the world-first off-road Configurable Terrain Response allows the driver to tailor off-road character more precisely. The Defender might be more then you need at times but when you need functionality and power this Defender has everything and more. Defender.
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