Right around the time when our nation was gaining its independence, halfway across the globe, the iconic Series I was introduced at the Amsterdam Motor Show. Marking the 75th anniversary of this big step in their history, Land Rover has unveiled the Defender 75th Anniversary Limited Edition.
Available in 90 or 110 body designs, the elegant beast dons the iconic Grasmere Green paint with complementing wheels and interior finishes. The exterior has been exclusively designed for this edition with unique detailing and a hue that makes its first appearance on the Defender to mark this special occasion. The SUV is equipped with 50.8 cm (20in) alloy wheels with matching Grasmere Green centre caps. To enhance the details, there are unique 75 Years graphics in addition to the Ceres Silver bumpers.
The interior too is right on brand with the Cross Car Beam finished in brushed Grasmere Green Powder Coat and laser-etched detailing on the end caps. When it comes to the tech onboard, there is no shortage of features. Based on the high-specification HSE, with comprehensive standard equipment, the tech includes a 3D Surround Camera, Configurable Terrain Response, Meridian Sound System, Matrix LED front lighting, an 11.4in Pivi Pro infotainment system, Head-Up Display and Wireless Device Charger. All the models offer the option of a classic folding fabric roof or the slightly more practical Panoramic roof. The passenger and driver seats offer 14-way heated electric memory seats and the steering is heated too! (Not that it has too much functionality 8 months of the year, but it does make you feel quite fancy.) Since we are on the topic of practicality, the car offers an Electrically Deployable Tow Bar and All-Season tyres as an additional option.
For the powertrain, you get the option of a powerful, efficient P400e plug-in Electric Hybrid (PHEV) on 110 models as well as P400 and D300 Ingenium petrol and diesel options, both utilising Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV) technology, in order to optimise power delivery and fuel economy.
The price and number of models to be made are yet to be revealed, but hey if you are a collector, do keep your eyes peeled for updates on this beauty. It is definitely one for the history books!