Land Rover is marking the Defender’s final year of production with three new limited-edition models
7 January 2015

Land Rover has announced three limited-edition versions of the Defender, marking the iconic vehicle’s last year in production.

The three models have been conceived to each “celebrate a different element of the vehicle’s versatile character”, according to the company. The models are called the Autobiography Edition, Heritage Edition and Adventure Edition. Each is powered by a 2.2-litre diesel engine.

Land Rover vehicle line director Nick Rogers said: “Coming up with a single identity was impossible, so we developed three very different interpretations of the Defender.”

The Autobiography Edition is priced from £61,845 and is set to go on sale in April. It gets a power upgrade (from 121bhp to 148bhp), a rise in torque (from 265lb ft to 295lb ft), duo-tone paint and LED headlights.

The upper bodywork, bonnet, grille and headlamp surrounds are in Santorini Black. It features side steps, privacy glass and a metal filler cap. Full Windsor leather covers most of the cabin, including the dash and rooflining, while the seats feature semi-aniline leather with contrast stitching. The Autobiography will only be produced as the 90 Station Wagon and just 80 examples will be built for the UK.

A total of 400 examples of the Heritage Edition will be made, each priced from “around £27,800”. It will go on sale in August and be available as a 90 Hard Top, 90 Station Wagon and 110 Station Wagon.

It features Grasmere Green metallic paintwork, white roof, silver front bumper and “heritage grille and headlamp surrounds”. Aluminium brightwork is used in the cabin and the model gets ‘HUE 166’ graphics, which reference the registration of the first pre-production Series 1 Land Rover.

The third model is the Adventure Edition, which will be made in a run of 600 vehicles in either 90 Station Wagon or 110 Station Wagon forms. It will cost from £43,995 when it goes on sale in August.

Available in Corris Grey, Yulong White or Phoenix Orange paintwork, the 90 Station Wagon version gets the same uprated engine as the Autobiography. Befitting its extreme off-road character, it has an “expedition roof rack, snorkel and rear access ladder”, as well as underbody and under-sill protection.

Inside, it is trimmed in Windsor leather and gets aluminium brightwork.

Land Rover has honoured the Defender with this short video.

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289

7 January 2015
....that the picture of the Autobiography version shows it driving out of a Kensington Mews close!
Clearly Land Rover know where the idiots live with more money than sense and a burning need for the abilities of a tarted-upTractor on the 'mean streets of the Capital!'
I have a feeling that the new Defender, when it comes will be targeted at these ' cash cows' rather than its original 'working' heritage.

7 January 2015
289 wrote:

....that the picture of the Autobiography version shows it driving out of a Kensington Mews close!
Clearly Land Rover know where the idiots live with more money than sense and a burning need for the abilities of a tarted-upTractor on the 'mean streets of the Capital!'
I have a feeling that the new Defender, when it comes will be targeted at these ' cash cows' rather than its original 'working' heritage.

Let's hope they irritate you a lot, you judgmental resentful idiot. I'm underwhelmed by these vehicles when they had the opportunity to fo something do much better. Hey ho.


7 January 2015
Market now is... Same people who buy G Wagons.

All the people who previously bought defenders as work vehicles have long since moved on to Japanese double cab pick ups like the Warrior and Hylux.

Anyway, who cares who buys them. JLR are in the business of selling cars and if painting and blinging them up a bit shifts a few more, then good on them.

289

7 January 2015
...I am well aware this central London market has grown hugely, and I don't care who buys them...nor -as the Troll put it, am I resentful. I wish JLR well.
I am just incredulous at the rank stupidity of the London 'elite'....a Defender is a nasty drive in the countryside, but in London it is the most ridiculous vehicle this side of an Aventador. Common theme appearing here?
At least LR have woken up to the customising Defenders market, rather than leaving companies like twisted to take all the spoils.
I am not sure LR would be able to get involved in individual client requests though, in the way Twisted, and in the past, Overfinch has. Special editions therefore are the way to go.

Oh, and Winston you miserable troll....this wont irritate me a jot. Quite the contrary, I have endless entertainment when in London, watching these fools executing 20 point turns in narrow London streets driving 110's and swiping their roof racks and snorkels off in underground car parks!

7 January 2015
289 wrote:

...I am well aware this central London market has grown hugely, and I don't care who buys them...nor -as the Troll put it, am I resentful. I wish JLR well.
I am just incredulous at the rank stupidity of the London 'elite'....a Defender is a nasty drive in the countryside, but in London it is the most ridiculous vehicle this side of an Aventador. Common theme appearing here?
At least LR have woken up to the customising Defenders market, rather than leaving companies like twisted to take all the spoils.
I am not sure LR would be able to get involved in individual client requests though, in the way Twisted, and in the past, Overfinch has. Special editions therefore are the way to go.

Oh, and Winston you miserable troll....this wont irritate me a jot. Quite the contrary, I have endless entertainment when in London, watching these fools executing 20 point turns in narrow London streets driving 110's and swiping their roof racks and snorkels off in underground car parks!

Odd because you seem irritated and resentful. Judgmental comments about other people's decisions and actions demonstrate it. At the end of the day, these are cars. They take people from point A to point B. To deride someone for their choice of transport when *all* cars have aspects that are wasteful (as you concede) is idiotic. You, sir, are the troll. It is clear.


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7 January 2015
That could be a rare spare part in years to come. Seems an odd update for the final year of production (assuming its new). But then one wonders if these will be keeping their value far more than a Freelander or Disco in years to come. But perhaps not if this becomes the "new" Tata Tantric Defender made in India!

7 January 2015
These are available on the Twisted Defenders already. I did wonder about getting some for my Mini, but they're apparently £1,000 a pair. Maybe not, then.

7 January 2015
Spare part's, I'm almost certain they'll be made for years to come in Land Rover's Company HQ country, India that is.

 

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7 January 2015
xxxx wrote:

Spare part's, I'm almost certain they'll be made for years to come in Land Rover's Company HQ country, India that is.

You seem to be confusing Land Rover, a brand of Jaguar Land Rover, whose HQ is in England (actually Whitley), with Tata Motors, whose HQ is indeed in India (Mumbai to be more precise).

7 January 2015
Sporky McGuffin wrote:
xxxx wrote:

Spare part's, I'm almost certain they'll be made for years to come in Land Rover's Company HQ country, India that is.

You seem to be confusing Land Rover, a brand of Jaguar Land Rover, whose HQ is in England (actually Whitley), with Tata Motors, whose HQ is indeed in India (Mumbai to be more precise).

OK the true HQ of the parent/controlling company, TATA, India

 

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