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.
Rounding off the ‘edgy’ styling is a very cool set of gloss black 16-inch Saw Tooth alloys, which again are unique to these special edition Defenders.
The centre console is also colour matched to the exterior colourway and there appears to be two choices of the combination fabric/leather upholstery, which include Ebony and a dark charcoal/black for the leather side bolsters.
Power for the Defender X-Tech will be from a 2.4-litre common-rail diesel engine, which develops a decent 360 Nm of torque and perfect for boat, or Jet Ski towing duties.
On sale in the UK from March 2011 at £24,995, Land Rover Australia has told CarAdvice that Australia will most likely receive an allotment of 65 of these Special Edition Defenders (50 of the 90 Series and 15 of the 110 Series) although, we are not sure that they will carry the same X-Tech badge.
Pricing for Australia has not yet been decided, but expect to pay around a $6000 premium of the standard model.
Recent history tells us that Land Rover will do well with these special variants of the Defender, given the fact that they had no trouble moving at least 82 of the SVX Defender vehicles.