Land Rover is marking 75 years since the iconic Defender was first shown to the world at the Amsterdam Motor Show with special versions of both the short wheelbase 90 and five-door 110.
Called the ‘Defender 75th Limited Edition’, prices start at £85,995 for the 90 and £89,995 for the 110, with both finished in ‘Grasmere Green’ paint – a first for the range. Both also receive ‘Ceres’ silver bumpers, privacy glass and a unique 75 Year graphic.
Wrapped in all-terrain tyres, the 20-inch alloy wheels come with matching-coloured centre caps and headlights that deploy the latest matrix LED technology.
As part of the changes, the interior’s cross car beam that runs the entire width of the dash is finished in Grasmere Green and incorporates laser-etched 75 Years detailing on the end caps.
The seats, meanwhile, are finished in ‘Resist Ebony’, with the centre console’s gear-shifter utilising ‘Robustec’ material – the most robust fabric available on Defender, say Land Rover.
Standard equipment includes a folding fabric roof, a 3D surround camera, configurable Terrain Response, a Meridian sound system, head-up display, wireless charging pad and 14-way adjustable – and heated – driver and front passenger seats.
A sliding panoramic sunroof with roof rails is optional as is the Towing Pack that comprises headlamp washers, an electrically adjustable steering column, ‘Secure Tracker Pro’ and a domestic plug socket.
Enginer choices include the P400e plug-in electric hybrid on 110 models in addition to the mild-hybrid six-cylinder D300 turbo diesel for both 90 and 110 body styles.
Stuart Frith – Lifecycle Chief Engineer for the Defender – said: “Since revealing the new Defender, customers around the globe have fallen in love with it and demand remains extremely strong.
“This new Limited Edition captures the spirit of the past 75 years, with its colour and detailing, and fuses it with innovative new technology such as Hybrid Electric power, Configurable Terrain Response, software over the air updates and unrivalled all-terrain capability.”
Land Rover claims the “uniqueness of the 75th Limited Edition ensures its place as a highly collectible Defender”.