Currently reading: British Land Rover tuning firm upgrades new Defender 110
Chelsea Truck Company's new Defender First Edition features bespoke wheels and design elements
Felix Page Autocar writer
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3 June 2020

The UK-based Chelsea Truck Company has revealed an upgraded and restyled version of the new Defender 110 as the latest in a long line of modified Land Rovers from its Project Kahn tuning arm.

Called the Defender 110 Chelsea Truck Company First Edition, the new creation is priced at £69,999 – around £10,000 more than a factory-spec Defender First Edition – and features bespoke styling elements aimed at appealing “to the younger Land Rover-centric demographic”, according to the firm. 

Painted in Santorini Black as standard, the Chelsea Truck Company version sits atop a set of 22in RS forged alloy wheels and has tinted windows all round, while there are new exterior trim elements – including the front grille, sump guard, rear bumper and lower door guards. 

The brand’s Black Pack trim line is fitted as standard, bringing various interior upgrades from the Chelsea Truck Company’s Kahn parts arm and black quilted leather with contrasting silver stitching for all seven seats. 

The First Edition commands a roughly £17,000 premium over the 2020 Defender 110 240D SE on which it is based. Mechanical components are shared between the two, meaning the Chelsea Truck Company car packs 237bhp and 317lb ft from a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel, sends its power to all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic gearbox and weighs around 2.25 tonnes. 

All vehicles come equipped with a panoramic sunroof, three-row climate control, Meridian sound system, 360deg camera, heated windscreen and heated memory seats as standard. 

An optional Triple Black package takes the dark theme one step further, with black wheels and trim elements. 

Orders are now being taken through Project Kahn’s website, with a “comprehensive styling package” for the new Defender due to be unveiled shortly.

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3 June 2020

This can't be official, please say it isn't so.

3 June 2020

Adds nothing of value to the Defender. I'd argue anything he touches he de-values. Yet to see anything that he's tampered with improved in any way shape or form.

 

However, there may be one car he could help: The Aston Martin Vantage.

 

3 June 2020

I think not

3 June 2020

Mean and get out of my way looks, interesting non the less 

3 June 2020

Not my sort of thing. Mr Khan should turn his attentions to the Discovery, it should be much easier for him to make that look better than JLR managed.

3 June 2020

Its vvery subtle, looks better than the factory version, pity about the weird camber on the rear wheel, clearly sensible people will just take the existing trim to a paint shop rather than pay 10 grand for carbon fibre. I expected to see a power hike after reading the head line.

3 June 2020

I like the look of this - looking forward to seeing the styling package once it's been unveiled. No mention so far on the Projact Kahn web site but they did a fantastic job with the standard model.

3 June 2020

It looks wonderful but i woulden waste money on that 2.0L i'd rather wait for the SVR model then make that one into a special model.

3 June 2020

 I have seen worse, this is understated, if l liked cars like this, this would be my choice.

3 June 2020

Not that great a fan of the new Defender much, but the Chelsea Tractor Company hasn't added anything to the model at  all,the company's version of the Jeep Wrangler  wasn't up to much either!

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