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by Matt Brogan

An expanded Defender model range will hit Australian shores this month with a number of new derivatives aiming to cater for both commercial and lifestyle buyers alike.

The MY09 Defender model line-up now includes five 110 wheelbase and three 130 wheelbase variants which include the addition of an efficient 2.4-litre common rail engine, six speed manual transmission and of course the extensive use of alloy body panels.
Defender dates back to 1948 when the Land Rover Series 1 was launched. In the sixty years since its launch, Defender has developed an iconic profile and has become the authentic vehicle of choice for extreme conditions. Almost 1.9 million units have been sold to retail customers, utility service providers, armed forces and NGOs in over 100 countries.

“Land Rover is immensely proud of Defender’s reputation for off-road supremacy and dependability, it will get you there and back, regardless of climate or terrain,” said Land Rover Australia’s General Manager Roger Jory. “Now with this extended range, Defender offers even more specialised variants to better suit the off road and load carrying requirements of our customers.”

Models now include:

  • 110 Station Wagon (Existing Model)
  • 110 Crew Cab Pick Up (New Model)
  • 110 Hard Top (New Model)
  • 110 Single Cab Chassis (New Model)
  • 110 Single Cab High Capacity Pick Up (New Model)
  • 130 Crew Cab Chassis (Existing Model)
  • 130 Single Cab Chassis (New Model)
  • 130 Crew Cab High Capacity Pick Up (New Model)

For a full review of the Land Rover Defender, click here.




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