Two and a half years have now ticked by since the final Defender rolled off the production line and we’re still waiting for Land Rover to show off its successor without camouflage.

We know it’s coming — JLR has said as much and disguised mules have been spotted winter testing. But I’m beginning to wonder if the company is leaving it just a little late.

Land Rover’s 70th-anniversary celebrations came and went without an official unveiling. And, now, when it comes to retro-inspired, all-terrain options, the Defender is no longer alone.