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.