Land Rover Announce Special Edition Defenders

Land Rover announce 3 special edition Defenders for the final sales year

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January 7, 2015

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The last ever factory special editions have been revealed. Land Rover are launching 3 limited edition Defender models:

  • The Autobiography Edition
  • The Heritage Edition
  • The Adventure Edition

Sadly, these offerings will only be available with the 2.2 TDCI engine. All 3 models will be onsale from April.

Autobiography Edition

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This is essentially a 'sporty' Defender. With power increased from 122bhp to 148bhp and a similar increase in torque to 295lb ft. There's a number of trendy upgrades, including duo-tone paint and LED headlights for example. The Autobiography will only be available as a 90. Price: from £61,500 (€64,000)

  • Increased power output (122PS to 150PS)
  • Increased torque output (360Nm to 400Nm)
  • Choice of seven lower body colours
  • Santorini Black upper body, rear door, grille, headlamp surrounds and wheel arches
  • Seven-inch LED projector headlamps
  • Clear indicator lenses
  • 'Defender' bonnet script in machined bright finish
  • Metal/Aluminium exterior door handles
  • Metal fuel filler cap
  • Side steps
  • Underbody protection for engine sump
  • Bright Pack (white tail and indicator LED lamps)
  • 16-inch Gloss Black Sawtooth alloy wheels
  • Goodyear MT/R tyres
  • Autobiography badge (rear)
  • Santorini Black central information panel
  • Full Windsor Leather interior (including Ebony or Ivory rooflining)
  • Semi Aniline premium leather seats with twin needle contrast stitching and embossed Autobiography logo
  • Aluminium door lock button, handle and air vent bezels
  • Bright machined/enamel diff lock instruction plate
  • Unique carpet mats
  • Spun metal discs in cup holder slots

Heritage Edition

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Another Heritage edition? Apparently so, this vehicle is a direct nod to HUEY and Land Rover's prototype vehicles from 1947.

Bodystyles: 90 Hard Top, 90 Station Wagon, 110 Utility Wagon, 110 Station Wagon

Price: from £30,900 (€39,900)

  • Unique Grasmere Green metallic paintwork with body colour wheel arches
  • Unique Alaska White roof
  • Silver front bumper with black end caps
  • Heritage style front grille and headlamp surrounds
  • Body coloured heavy duty steel wheels
  • Clear indicator lenses
  • Indus Silver door hinges
  • Heritage style badges
  • Heritage logo mudflaps
  • HUE 166 graphics
  • Bright aluminium finish clock and air vent bezels
  • Aluminium interior door handles and door locks
  • Perforated leather outer steering wheel rim, gear knob and handbrake lever
  • Almond Resolve Cloth upholstery with Ebony Vinyl sides and backs, with HUE tags
  • Padded cubby box with Almond Cloth lid
  • Heritage logo rubber floor mats

Adventure Edition

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The Adventure edition Defender is exactly as it says on the tin. This is an adventure spec factory vehicle, featuring Goodyear MT/R tyres and underbody protection to underline it's off-road orientation.

Price: From £38,400 (€45,900)

Onsale: August 2015

  • Corris Grey, Yulong White or Phoenix Orange paintwork
  • Santorini Black 'Adventure' grille, wheel arches, bonnet, roof, and rear door
  • Seven-inch LED projector headlamps
  • Clear indicator lenses
  • Underbody sill and sump protectors
  • Atlas 'Defender' bonnet script
  • Gloss Black split-spoke diamond-turned alloy wheels
  • Goodyear MT/R tyres with white lettering
  • Bright Pack
  • Decals on front wings
  • Windsor Leather upholstery
  • Windsor Leather front passenger facia
  • Leather trimmed door panels
  • Bright Aluminium finish clock and air vent bezels
  • Aluminium interior door handles and door locks
  • Bright finish and rubber pedals
  • Santorini Black centre console
  • Fully wrapped leather steering wheel
  • Perforated leather gear knobs, handbrake lever and grab handles
  • Ebony Alston headlining
  • Heritage logo carpet floor mats

Enjoy a teaser video, showing Land Rover's celebration of the Defender's origins.

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