Land Rover is waving goodbye to the Defender, one of the most iconic cars in the world and perhaps the most rugged off-road vehicle in history. The legendary SUV, which acted as a catalyst to slush filled intentions for over 68 years will be felicitated with a year-long sendoff. As production winds down at Solihull, the last ones to roll out will be three limited editions called Autobiography, Heritage and Adventure, each representing different elements of the Defender’s character.
The Autobiography edition will come with a two-tone paintwork, Windsor leather upholstery and an upgraded 2.1-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 147 hp. This version goes on sale in April across the Atlantic and will cost about £61,500.
For the folks who hearts still belong to the 60’s, Land Rover will came up with the Heritage edition, painted in a Grasmere green body and a white roof. This one has retro written all over it, and it will be adorned with “HUE 116” graphics which is a callback to the registration plate worn by the original pre-production Land Rover.
The Adventure edition is powered by the Defender’s free to fly soul ,as this model sports additional under body protection for the side sills and engine sump, as well as chunky Goodyear MT/R tires. It’s sad to see such a legend go, especially when all you hear about these days is hybrids and driver less technologies.