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Project Cars: 2001 Land Rover Defender 130 – Update

The first introduction of my old Land Rover Defender was brief, without too much detail or history. In this instalment, we delve into the story of buying and modifying the Defender, and some of the adventures we've had since. After my 1971 Series IIA Land Rover – my daily driver at the time – failed its annual roadworthy test in spectacular form many years ago, I decided to get something a little bit newer...

2021 Land Rover Defender 110 P400 S on-road review

We've tested the new Defender off-road and now it's time to take a look at how it performs on-road around town.

Modern Classic review: 2016 Land Rover Defender Heritage

The last example of Land Rover's legendary off-roader is a bona-fide modern classic.

2020 Land Rover Defender 110 P400 S off-road review

Is this new Defender actually any good off-road? Well, there's only one way to truly find out.

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Land Rover Defender Videos

Video: Ford Raptor v Jeep Gladiator v Land Rover Defender - Drive Car of the Year 2021 Best Off Road Vehicle

And while these three contenders are all guilty as charged, they go about their own respective business in very different ways. Ford’s Ranger Raptor is a high-performance four-wheel-drive ute, while Jeep has applied their time-honoured off-road chassis into their own new Gladiator ute. And Land Rover’s new Defender is the British off-road icon, completely reimagined through a modern lens...

Video: 2020 Land Rover Defender 110 P400 S off-road review

Land Rover claim this Defender is its most capable off-roader to date, we test their claim with the challenging Mt Walker hill climb.

Revisit: 2020 Land Rover Defender video review

The time has come: CarAdvice has been granted special permission to drive the all-new 2020 Land Rover Defender. It’s not just a quick fang around a manicured block, either. We’re sliding into the next generation of this iconic nameplate in the wild, northern reaches of Namibia.

Land Rover Defender: Exploring the wilds of Africa

Join CarAdvice as we travel through the north of Namibia on an epic 4x4 adventure.

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Land Rover Defender Comparisons

Off-road specs comparison: Land Rover Defender 110 v Jeep Wrangler Rubicon v Toyota LandCruiser 76

We can't do this comparison 'in the flesh' just yet, but that's not going to stop our Off-road Editor from carrying it out in his head.

Land Rover Defender Old v New Comparison: 1983 110 County v 2016 110 Adventure

The Land Rover Defender 110 Adventure represents the end of a legendary line. For fans of the model, it's the end of a significant off-road era. Here, we take a look back with the first coil sprung Defender, the 1983 County.

Land Rover Defender old v new comparison: 1948 Series 1 v 1991 Defender 90 v 2016 Defender 90 Heritage Edition

The story of Land Rover is a tale for the ages. The brand launched way back in 1948 in the shadows of World War Two, and it’s clear that the inspiration was the army-spec Willys jeep. History tells us that the Land Rover – as the original model was known – was only supposed to be built for a few years until parent company Rover had enough cash flow to sort out its luxury car offerings...

Land Rover Defender News

Hydrogen-powered Land Rover Defender prototype to begin testing in 2021, production version still on track

A hydrogen fuel cell-powered Land Rover Defender prototype will undergo off-road development testing in Britain later this year, parent company JLR has confirmed. The zero-emission experiment – which is part of a wider government-funded undertaking known as Project Zeus – will reportedly lead to the introduction of a mass-produced hydrogen Land Rover SUV “within the next few years...

Next Land Rover Discovery to share Discovery Sport's platform, new Range Rover to underpin Defender – report

The next-generation Land Rover Discovery, Discovery Sport, Range Rover Velar, and Range Rover Evoque – which are all slated for launch within three to four years – will be underpinned by JLR’s Electrified Modular Architecture (EMA), according to a new report from Automotive News Europe...

2021 Land Rover Defender and Discovery recalled with fire risk

Jaguar Land Rover Australia has recalled 533 examples of the 2021 Land Rover Defender and 2021 Land Rover Discovery off-road SUVs, citing a potential fire risk. The affected vehicles were sold between 2 November 2020 and 11 March 2021 (Model Year 2021)...

British company offers pre-rusted car trim pieces

Most car owners go out of their way to keep their car from rusting, but Heritage Customs, an offshoot of British design house Neils van Roij Design, is offering pre-rusted exterior panels for cars like the 2021 Land Rover Defender. Stylised as part of the brand’s hand-built 2021 Land Rover Defender Valiance bespoke remake, the corroded panels are described as real rust and are previewed on the side vents and diamond-plate bonnet inserts...

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Land Rover Defender Owner Reviews

2020 Land Rover Defender 110 review

OK, I get that this isn't a real car, but boy it's some piece of engineering. I test-drove the new Defender a few weeks back and it was fun. I kind of prefer my Disco 4 to be honest but I get the appeal of the new Defender, it's very cool. So, rather than sign on the line for a new Defender ,I went ahead and bought a LEGO one...

1997 Land Rover Defender 110 (4x4) Review

You read the jurno reviews, that all tell you how uncomfortable on the road the Defender is. Have they ever driven one 14 hours a day for weeks on end? Long days of highway driving followed by days in a desert, and thousands of kilometers of secondary corrugated roads? When you do, you realise how comfortable it is...

1994 Land Rover Defender Review

Our mate from across the ditch, Tumm Funn, once moaned about spending six months in a leaky boat… Luxury!! Try spending a day riding shotgun in a Defender! Of course, this iconic British paddock bomb has loads of character, I'll give it that. But. This car is surely one big, elaborate pisstake?? I can imagine the meeting at Land Rover HQ...

2013 Land Rover Defender 90 Review

A Defender is a unique, very special vehicle with a brilliant history. Whilst it is unstoppable offroad, it is still pretty good on road, and many pristine examples on the road today would never see the dirt. They can be surprisingly comfortable, and we have travelled at least 7/800 klms a day in ours with absolutely no issues...

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