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Land Rover Defender : new-generation model set to include ute variant

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Land Rover Defender : new-generation model set to include ute variant

The next-generation Land Rover Defender has plenty of roles to fill when it finally makes it to production, and one of them could well be a ute or pickup variant...

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Land Rover develops secret off-road technology
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Land Rover develops secret off-road technology

Land Rover has developed groundbreaking new technology that could mean the end of vehicles becoming bogged off road, CarAdvice can reveal. The heavily patented system uses a highly complex algorithm that marries the anti-lock brakes (ABS) with the traction control to carefully regulate the amount of torque to each individual wheel...


2015 Land Rover Defender : new model must appeal to the masses, says British brand
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2015 Land Rover Defender : new model must appeal to the masses, says British brand

The new-generation Land Rover Defender needs to "wash its face" to appeal to the mass market, according to the British brand. Land Rover design director Gerry McGovern told UK newspaper the Shropshire Star that making the new-generation version - which is widely expected to debut in 2o15 - has to appeal to more buyers than just the hardcore off-roaders and agricultural archetypes that have underpinned the success of the car since its inception in 1948...


Land Rover Defender successor on track despite brand's silence
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Land Rover Defender successor on track despite brand's silence

No news on the next-generation Land Rover Defender is not necessarily bad news according to the company's key directors, who insist the program to replace the iconic off-roader is still on track. The British SUV maker has been largely silent about its Defender successor since unveiling the polarising DC100 concept at the last Frankfurt motor show in 2011...


Land Rover Defender LXV Review: Quick drive
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Land Rover Defender LXV Review: Quick drive

Land Rover’s new Defender LXV Special Edition is likely to represent the model’s swansong, bookending the Defender’s singularly utilitarian history with the most luxurious version ever built. Tracing its roots back to the original Land Rover series launched in 1948, this is not only a last hurrah for the British off-road icon but also a celebration of 65 years of the Land Rover badge itself...


Land Rover Defender LXV Special Edition revealed
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Land Rover Defender LXV Special Edition revealed

The Land Rover Defender LXV is a special edition model built to mark Land Rover’s 65th anniversary. Based on the Land Rover Defender 90 hard-top model, the Defender LXV is powered by a 90kW/360Nm 2.2-litre diesel engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission...


New Land Rover Defender will be the "dog's bollocks": designer
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New Land Rover Defender will be the "dog's bollocks": designer

The man responsible for designing the first all-new Land Rover Defender in more than six decades says his creation will be the "dog's bollocks". Land Rover design director Gerry McGovern told a small group of Australia's automotive media including CarAdvice that his team is currently working on a number of different derivatives that will make up an expanded Defender family when the new model launches from the middle of the decade...


Land Rover Electric Defender: off-road EV headed for Geneva
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Land Rover Electric Defender: off-road EV headed for Geneva

Seven trailblazing Land Rover Electric Defender research cars will be unveiled in Geneva next week as the British car maker showcases its pioneering work in off-road electric vehicle development. In one of the most significant technological undertakings in the manufacturer’s 65-year history, the Land Rover Defender EVs swap the standard Defender’s diesel powertrain for a 70kW/330Nm electric motor, a 27kWh lithium-ion battery and a single-speed transmission...


Land Rover Defender replacement confirmed
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Land Rover Defender replacement confirmed

Land Rover design director Gerry McGovern has confirmed a new Land Rover Defender has been given the green light, but insists it won't look like the urban-inspired Land Rover DC100 concept of 2011. "I can categorically say that it will not look like DC100," McGovern told CarAdvice, despite the Land Rover receiving an overwhelmingly positive reaction to the concept's design...


Land Rover Defender from Skyfall on display at Harrods
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Land Rover Defender from Skyfall on display at Harrods

The Land Rover Defender from the new James Bond movie Skyfall is on display in Harrods' Knightsbridge store in London until October 27. The Land Rover Defender 110 Double Cab ute is the same vehicle driven by field agent Eve (played by Naomie Harris) in the opening scene of the latest Bond film, complete with bashes and bullet holes...


Land Rover Defender replacement remains on the backburner
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Land Rover Defender replacement remains on the backburner

A new-generation Land Rover Defender is likely to remain on the backburner for the foreseeable future despite the fact the current utilitarian 4WD will fail to meet European pedestrian safety regulations from 2015. Land Rover advanced design studio director Richard Woolley told CarAdvice there were significant design and engineering challenges to overcome before a new Defender could go into production...


Land Rover Defender XTech Review
Rating: 610 /10
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Land Rover Defender XTech Review

The Land Rover Defender is a classic, but is it worth forking out extra for the new XTech model? In a year that's seen virtually every model in its lineup replaced or updated, the elder statesman of the stable, the Land Rover Defender, hasn't missed out on all the fun...

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Land Rover Defender recalled in Australia
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Land Rover Defender recalled in Australia

Land Rover Australia has recalled more than 400 Land Rover Defender station wagons and utes to amend a defect with the vehicles' front seat belt brackets. The recall affects 464 Defenders produced between February 2010 and January 2012 including the Defender 90, Defender 130 cab chassis, and certain derivatives of the Defender 110...


New Land Rover Defender to be built in India: report
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New Land Rover Defender to be built in India: report

The Land Rover Defender has long been an icon of the British auto industry, being designed and built in the country. Now under Tata ownership, production of the next-generation Defender is set to take place in India. Not due until 2015, the all-new Defender will apparently be built in Pune, India...


Land Rover Defender to soldier on until 2017: report
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Land Rover Defender to soldier on until 2017: report

Current Land Rover Defender production is set to continue until 2017, a recent Autocar report says, proving there could be more legs in the rough and rugged SUV yet. One of the hurdles the current Land Rover Defender faces, like every new model vehicle that comes out, is whether or not it can pass ever-tightening emissions regulations...


Land Rover Defender Review
Rating: 610 /10
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Land Rover Defender Review

Land Rover Defender 110 Station Wagon 2.4-litre, four-cylinder common-rail diesel, six-speed manual gearbox, 90kW/360Nm: $48,990 (Manufacturer’s List Price) Location: Newnes Forest Road, near Lithgow, NSW Physically, it might look identical to how it did 63 years ago when Maurice Wilks’s idea of a ‘go anywhere’ 4x4 was first launched at the Amsterdam Motor Show as the Land Rover, but make no mistake: the latest Defender 110 can still go head-to-head with a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon...

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Land Rover DC100 Concept Defender SUV revealed
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Land Rover DC100 Concept Defender SUV revealed

Land Rover will officially unveil the Land Rover DC100 Concept at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show next month. The DC100 Concept is said to form the basis of the future 2015 Land Rover Defender. Land Rover has confirmed a next-generation Land Rover Defender will go into production in 2015...


Land Rover Defender - utilitarian SUV made more luxurious by Vilner
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Land Rover Defender - utilitarian SUV made more luxurious by Vilner

Aftermarket off-road specialist Vilner has come up with a special upgrade kit for the current 2011 Land Rover Defender. The kit includes a significantly improved and more luxurious interior giving off a very up-market feel. The Vilner Land Rover Defender also gets a comprehensive in-car entertainment package and sound insulation...


Land Rover Defender gets new diesel for MY2012
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Land Rover Defender gets new diesel for MY2012

The iconic Land Rover Defender is about to get a new diesel engine that will see it become the ‘greenest’ Defender since it’s original launch back in 1948. Land Rover have confirmed that the company will show an all-new Defender Concept at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show, which would suggest that we’ll see a new series production Defender within a year or two...


Land Rover Defender's future not looking good: report
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Land Rover Defender's future not looking good: report

The humble and robust Land Rover Defender may soon be no more, as Land Rover decides on what to do with the future of the model. The Indian-owned manufacturer is struggling with the concept of a new-generation version, as there are fears that it would not be as good as the previous versions. The first Land Rover Defender was produced as the Land Rover Series back in 1948...


2011 Land Rover Defender Limited Edition announced
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2011 Land Rover Defender Limited Edition announced

Land Rover has just announced the new Land Rover Defender Limited Edition which will go on sale in Australia in March this year. The new model comes with special features such as bespoke wheels and exterior paint colours. The Limited Edition will come in two different model variants, the 90 Station Wagon and the five-door 110 Station Wagon...


Land Rover Defender X-Tech Limited Edition
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Land Rover Defender X-Tech Limited Edition

Land Rover in the UK has announced another Limited Edition variant of the hard core off road Defender family, and it's called the X-Tech. The Press Release from Land Rover in the UK describes the vehicle as “Class-leading all-terrain capability with a raw and edgy style” Buyers will have the choice of two unique exterior colours: Zermatt Silver and Nara Bronze with a contrasting Santorini Black finish to the roof and wheel arches, and an Ebony interior for both cars...


2010 Land Rover Defender 90
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2010 Land Rover Defender 90

Land Rover Australia has reintroduced the Defender 90, six years after the old car was dropped from the local line up. The full-time four-wheel drive is powered by a 90kW 2.4-litre diesel engine which punches out 360Nm of torque – 60Nm more than the 2003 model. Combined fuel economy remains the same at a flat 10...


Land Rover grows Defender model range
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Land Rover grows Defender model range

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...


Land Rover Defender crosses the Bering Straits
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Land Rover Defender crosses the Bering Straits

“That’s 10,379 miles in 50 days across some of the most inhospitable terrain on God’s earth in temperatures as low as minus 46 degrees Celsius - in a Land Rover Defender” - Anthony Crawford Steve Burgess personifies the tag “Mad Englishmen”...


Land Rover Defender 110 SVX Special Edition
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Land Rover Defender 110 SVX Special Edition

Land Rover is celebrating its 60th Anniversary with the special edition Defender SVX model. The iconic new Defender retains a strong resemblance to its 1948 predecessor, yet boasts an array of modern features. More than 25,000 units are produced each year as rugged work horses, however the 60th anniversary SVX special edition model will enjoy its status as the most feature-packed model Land Rover has ever produced...


2007 Land Rover Defender
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2007 Land Rover Defender

Land Rover have introduced the 2007 model Defender - a completely uncompromising off-road vehicle with a strong 59-year history as part of the armed-forces and other NGOs in over 100 countries. With increased ability both on and off road, the new Defender boasts increased comfort, performance and refinement. "Defender's timeless exterior has become synonymous with functional design...