Here it is, then, the new Land Rover Defender against its rivals for the first time.
Then there's the Mercedes-Benz G-Class. It is new too - although it doesn't look it - and with three locking differentials and superb off-road performance, it's no walkover.
We take an in-depth look at all three as we judge their respective off-road performance. Approach angles, ramp angles, departure angles, potential differential locking, wade depth, axle articulation: it's all under the spotlight here.