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Kahn Design teases Flying Huntsman 6x6 Soft Top

British tuning company Kahn Design has teased its next model, a drop-top version of its Flying Huntsman 6x6. Set to be the third variant of the Flying Huntsman family, the 6x6 Soft Top is - like its siblings - based on the Land Rover Defender. The new model looks to be a competitor for Mercedes-Maybach's G650 Landaulet, which also fuses retro-off-roader styling with a soft-top rear roof, along with a plush interior...

Land Rover says new Defender will polarise opinion

Land Rover design chief, Gerry McGovern, has perhaps one of the most unenviable tasks in automotive design – designing an all-new version of the iconic Land Rover Defender. Speaking to Australian media at the Los Angeles Motor Show, McGovern suggested purists might not like what they see. “I love the fact that all these people are enthusiastic about it,” McGovern said...

2015 Land Rover Defender recalled for brake fix

Land Rover has issued a recall for 124 of its 2015-build Defender off-roaders over concerns a faulty repair for a previous recall could cause a brake fluid leak. The British manufacturer reports that the front brake pipe from the caliper to the flexible brake hose could be showing signs of chafing as a result of work completed for a previous recall...

New Land Rover Defender ute 'number one' on local wish list

It might seem as "Through The Looking Glass” weird as Veuve Clicquot releasing a range of caffeinated soft drinks, but Land Rover might be about to launch a ute - or a pick-up truck, as the Americans like to call them...

New Land Rover Defender will reportedly be a high-tech off-road demon

The next-generation Land Rover Defender will come with some of the company’s most advanced off-road assistance technologies, according to British motoring authority Autocar. Set to be revealed in 2018 after some clear delays, the next iteration of the famous Landie Defender (2011 DC100 concept pictured above) will share a number of features with the Discovery family, and even the Range Rover, making it a significant departure over its agrarian predecessor...

Jaguar Land Rover denies plans to resurrect original Defender

Jaguar Land Rover has categorically denied that it is planning to, or will allow a third party to, resume production of the Land Rover Defender, which went out of production in January. A report in The Sunday Times claimed that Jim Ratcliffe, a British billionaire who built his fortune in the chemical industry, was hoping to revive production of the storied off-roader...

2018 Land Rover Defender SVX, SVAutobiography models under consideration

With Land Rover Defender production recently ending, the brand is now looking ahead to its replacement, which is due to be revealed in 2018. The Defender has a cult following amongst its fans - fans that were disappointed with a recent report that suggested the new model will be delayed by a year while the brand gets things right to ensure it will appease buyers...

Land Rover enjoying Australian sales boom

Land Rover is riding the crest of the wave in Australia’s SUV boom, after posting another month of significant sales growth here last month. The iconic British-based brand posted 1173 registrations in January, up 34 per cent over the same month in 2015. Every model in its range, including those from its Range Rover sub-brand, posted a sales upswing...

Land Rover Defender production ends ahead of new-generation model launch

The final version of the current Land Rover Defender has rolled off the assembly line floor in Solihull, England, ahead of an all-new version that will debut by 2018. The final model - a Defender 90 short-wheelbase Heritage Edition Soft Top variant with a canvas roof - rolled off the line on Friday in the UK, sporting H166 HUE numberplates; a nod to the iconic HUE 166 plates worn by the first registered, pre-production prototype model of the original Land Rover way back in 1948...

Land Rover Defender production ends Friday

The final ‘classic’ Land Rover Defender will roll off the Solihull factory line this Friday. It brings to a close the production run of one of the world’s most iconic and enduring vehicles — at least as we know it. Production had been slated to end a little earlier, but a late flourish of demand (up until the closing of order books in June 2015) required JLR to push a few more units out...

Land Rover Defender 2,000,000 sells for $830,000

The one-of-a-kind, instant classic Land Rover Defender 2,000,000 has sold for an astonishing £400,000 ($832,000) at an exclusive charity auction in London. The unique vehicle, as the name suggests, is the two-millionth of the iconic Series Land Rover and Defender models manufactured at Land Rover’s Solihull plant since 1948...