The 2015 edition of the Switzerland-based Geneva motor show has brought us a historic moment for the off-road biased Land Rover brand – it’s ready to retire its iconic Defender model.
A testament of strength and how a model build to last can endure through the ages, the Defender has been built (in various, numerous and distinctive forms) since 1948 – making it one of the best-known 4×4 models, alongside the Jeep Wrangler and Mercedes Benz G Class. We all know that each story must come to an end – a happy one we all hope. So, the Defender production will cease this December and to celebrate the model the British automaker chose to unveil not one, but three final special editions for the legendary off-roader. We have the Defender Heritage Edition – which naturally takes us back to the early stages of the brand and the more luxurious Defender Autobiography Edition, with a two-tone paint job and a full Windsor leather upholstery.
Sitting smack in the middle is the Defender Adventure Edition – which caters for the model’s “go anywhere, do anything” focus that attracted customers all around the world. It’s adorned with numerous extra underbody protections and sits on Goodyear MT/R tires. Only 600 of these will be made and each has bespoke decals and a leather-trimmed interior. It will reach dealerships this August for £43,495 as 90 Station Wagon and 110 Station Wagon models.