Tag Archives: Land Rover Defender

Britain’s Bowler plans V-8-powered Defender for the road

Kahn Design isn't the only company churning out high-performance versions of the iconic Land Rover Defender. Here in the United States you have East Coast Defender with some impressive offerings, and even Land Rover has dabbled in the segment. Soon, British off-road racing expert Bowler will join the fray. The company has released the first image of a...

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Land Rover to introduce new modular platform starting with redesigned Defender

Land Rover is in the process of redesigning its Defender after the previous model ceased production in 2016 following a run that lasted more than three decades. It was thought the new Defender would ride on the modular platform known as the Premium Lightweight Architecture (PLA) found in the Discovery and Range Rover models. However, Autocar reported on...

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Kahn Design’s Chelsea Truck Company reveals posh Defender pickup

The original Land Rover Defender was designed as a workhorse but that doesn't mean it can't do with a bit of luxury thrown in. Kahn Design knows this particularly well, as the company has been churning out posh Defenders for years. Its latest is based on the Defender Double Cab Pickup. The vehicle was developed by Kahn Design's Chelsea Truck Company, which...

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East Coast Defender rolls out Heritage Collection

East Coast Defender might be based in Florida, but the Land Rover modifier looks back on the brand's British history with its new Heritage Collection. The custom Defenders incorporate classic elements from the past with a few modern touches and the images shown so far certainly drip with English charm. Both D90 and D110 models will feature a rebuilt Rover...

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East Coast Defender rolls out Heritage Collection

East Coast Defender might be based in Florida, but the Land Rover modifier looks back on the brand's British history with its new Heritage Collection. The custom Defenders incorporate classic elements from the past with a few modern touches and the images shown so far certainly drip with English charm. Both D90 and D110 models will feature a rebuilt Rover...

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Land Rover Defender V-8 conversion marks 70th anniversary

It was 70 years ago that the Rover company introduced the first Land Rover. The vehicle stayed in production right through to the 1980s when it was replaced by the Defender, which itself finally ceased production in 2016. Land Rover is expected to celebrate the historic run by revealing a redesigned Defender at the end of the year, but there will also be a...

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2020 Land Rover Defender spy shots

Land Rover's Defender is the stuff of legend. With a design that's barely budged from the boxy shape of the utilitarian-and-mechanically-bulletproof “Land Rover” unveiled in 1948, the Defender, just like its Germanic rival, the G-Glass, has a reputation for being one of the most capable vehicles off the road. Unfortunately, the...

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Report: Next Land Rover Defender to offer all-electric option

Land Rover hinted at it to Motor Authority. Now it appears to be true. At a press event for the Land Rover Range Rover Velar in October, Land Rover told Motor Authority an electrified Defender off-road SUV wasn't off the table without confirming or denying such a powertrain. Now, a report published by Motoring on Thursday claims not only will electrified...

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A hardcore SVX Land Rover Defender might be in the works

It's unclear what the next-generation Land Rover Defender will bring when it finally arrives—Land Rover says it's "not far away"—but we do know the brand is absolutely committed to retaining its off-road appeal. Whatever go-anywhere capability it may have, Land Rover is reportedly mulling an even more hardcore Defender SVX. According to Autocar...

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