After a successful presence of almost seven decades, the iconic Land Rover Defender was taken off the production line earlier this year. In order to celebrate its time in power and honour it with a well-earned, grand send-off, the folks at London based Kahn Design have created the Land Rover Defender End Edition. The Chelsea Truck division of the company has kitted out 25 units of the 2.2L TDCi powered Defender XS 90 model to make this farewell edition.
The Land Rover Defender End Edition stands with more muscle than the original with extra body work and beefed up tyres. On the visual front, the Defender features a black shade and looks sinister. At the very first glance, it reminds about the G-wagon, but this one more is humble in size whereas the G labelled SUV is insanely huge. The front fascia retains the original boxy geometry but is accentuated by extra body work. The headlamp units feature new housings and a new X-Lander front grille in between them.
The front and rear wheel arches are wider and former ones have integrated air vents. The front bumper is also updated with integrating lighting and sump guard and the other upgrades include new hard-wearing mud flaps, and mesh hood vents. Every new addition to the bodywork features exposed bolt apertures which look interesting from all the frontal and side angles but the treatment looks cluttered at the rear. The End Edition gets new front bumper featuring integrated lighting and a sump guard. The End Edition rides on 20-inch Mondial wheels the feature a Volcanic Black finish and are shod with 275/55/20 tyres. The spare wheel on the tailgate wears Chelsea Truck Company branded cover.
As for the update on the mechanics, the End edition Defender gets a raised suspension, a twin crosshair exhaust system and a new Power Upgrade Unit from Kahn to bump up the power output. The interior has also been reworked giving the standard old look a refreshed and sporty slant. It receives GTB front and rear seats featuring quilted and perforated leather of dark shade with Harris Tweed inserts. The dashboard, centre console, glove box, door panels and handles, instrument binnacle, and headliner are draped in the dark theme as well. The steering wheel is highlighted with a chrome finished spoke setup that features the Kahn logo in the centre. Other updated bits include Churchill time clock, billet gear knob and machined aluminium foot pedals.
The Land Rover Defender had its charming legacy when it was in production and now with the End Edition the exit also seems as pretty, but it doesn’t come cheap. The Defender End Edition will roll out with a price tag of whopping £49,999 (approx INR 47 Lakhs) and will be available in right as well as left-hand drive configurations. Following is the image gallery of the Land Rover Defender End Edition by Kahn Design.