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...
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.
The last example of Land Rover's legendary off-roader is a bona-fide modern classic.
Is this new Defender actually any good off-road? Well, there's only one way to truly find out.
For the baby Land Rover Defender, it's a case of same story, different ending.
Few vehicles shake up a motor show like a new Land Rover. Look at the new Defender which stole the show at Frankfurt. Funnily enough, the original Land Rover did something similar 71 years ago. The new Land Rover Defender is incredibly important for the brand. It represents a huge redesign for the iconic model, which will be under lots of pressure to sell...
Land Rover Defender: iconic badge returns in this Australian first drive.
The CarAdvice team reveals what's hidden away in their sheds and backyards awaiting some TLC.
To be a true replacement, the new Defender needs to have big off-road cojones. We dig into the all-important details.
The Hoarusib River was flowing hard. Although the country has been in drought for going on seven years, some heavy rainfalls in northern Namibia - on the south-west coast of Africa - have turned this ephemeral river into a torrent of water, coloured like chocolate milk as it clawed against the dry river banks...
Beyond those somewhat familiar looks, the 2020 Defender is completely new. Does it carry on the proud traditions of England's famous off-roader?