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The original Land Rover Defender returns as a Bowler CSP 575

The original Land Rover Defender will live on, albeit as a specialised, high-performance variant from motorsports specialists Bowler. Owned by Land Rover and operating under SVO (Special Vehicles Operations), Bowler has been given special licensing permission to use the so-called Defender 'silhouette', which dates directly back to the original Land Rover of 1948...

Around the tracks: An off-road version of the Nissan Z and an electric Defender

When we’re not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world. Here’s a handful of the photos, articles, videos or social media posts that most caught our eye last week. Some of them are brand new, others have been online for a while. Enjoy them – just not too much, okay? 1...

Around the tracks: John Mayer's Defender ad and Peugeot's playful tweet

When we’re not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world. Here’s a handful of the photos, articles, videos or social media posts that most caught our eye last week. Some of them are brand new, others have been online for a while. Enjoy them – just not too much, okay? 1...

2021 Land Rover Defender 90 and Defender 110 price and specs

2021 Land Rover Defender gets updated for the new year Six-cylinder diesel added to the Defender range Iconic Defender 90 now available locally Defender 110 now $4874 more than the 2020 model A range-topping 3.0-litre diesel has been confirmed for the 2021 Land Rover Defender line-up, alongside an array of extra safety features fitted as standard...

New James Bond movie preview: All the coolest cars

A second official preview for the next James Bond film has been released, and it’s full of classic and exotic cars. The promotional clip opens with the iconic secret agent evading a 1994 Maserati Quattroporte IV. The Quattroporte IV, which was offered with a 3.2-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine at the top end, has never previously featured in a Bond film...

Long live the boxy 4x4!

Five years ago, it looked like the days of the boxy four-wheel drive were numbered. Or, at least, consigned to the second-hand classifieds for eternity. While new makes and models are on a constant pilgrimage towards more refinement, safety and modernity, the traditionally uncomplicated four-wheel-drive segment has seemingly been taken up in the current...

2020 Land Rover Defender 110 pricing and specs

UPDATE – 4 August 2020: Limited stocks of the new generation Land Rover Defender 110 have begun arriving in Australian showrooms. The first completely new Land Rover Defender in 37 years has started appearing in dealerships across Australia before production for our market ramps up later in the year...

Land Rover Defender 90 short wheelbase delayed until 2021

Australian buyers will be forced to wait until next year for the Land Rover Defender 90 short-wheelbase, with delays also cited for the local introduction of all diesel-powered Defenders. The British brand says the arrival of the Land Rover Defender 90 short wheelbase has been pushed back due to delays caused by COVID-19 related complications in the company's new production facility in Nitra, Slovakia...

2021 Land Rover Defender V8 spy photos

The new 2021 Land Rover Defender has been spied under further development at the Nurburgring, this time with a V8 engine under the bonnet. The Defender 110 V8, in a high specification, has ‘prototype vehicle’ stickers on the front and back. Those inside are wearing protective gear, and are also protected additionally by an internal roll cage...

10 new cars we're excited about in 2020

When planning to buy a new car, it pays to have options. And while the Australian car market currently offers more than enough to keep you browsing for weeks on end – there's more to come over the next 12 months. At CarAdvice, we spend most of our days eagerly anticipating the new cars we've been writing about since they were merely concepts, renders or rumours...

2021 Land Rover Defender Hard Top revealed

From the UK comes news that Land Rover is to revive its Hard Top moniker – a name that traces its roots back to the 1950s – for use on commercial vehicle variants of the new Defender 90 and Defender 110 4x4 range. While the revived Defender has copped some criticism from purists for leaving rough and rugged origins behind, in favour of a much more modern construction and platform, the Hard Top range is set to keep things relatively simple...