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A brief history of the Land Rover Defender

Few vehicles shake up a motor show like a new Land Rover. Look at the new Defender which stole the show recently 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...

2018 Land Rover Defender V8 Works quick drive review

A limited run of modernised, V8-powered Defenders? How on Earth could I say no to that...

2016 Land Rover Defender 90 Review

The end of an era: the Land Rover Defender 90 is all-but sold out, and while there are tears being shed by loyalists, pragmatists can rest assured there are other options out there.

2015 Land Rover Defender 110 Review

“Lovely Defender”, said a small voice from somewhere behind the tailgate-mounted spare wheel, later revealed as belonging to an admiring Septuagenarian. “My husband had one years ago, though I had to sell it when he died.” Such is the vintage of the Land Rover Defender, essentially unchanged in design for decades, just like its raison d’etre...

Land Rover Defender Electric Review

Not just a novel idea; Land Rover's electric Defender is a surprisingly capable off-roader that's easier to manage than the regular version.

Land Rover Defender LXV Review: Quick drive

We get an exclusive drive of the luxurious Land Rover Defender LXV Special Edition - it could also spell the last of its generation.

Land Rover Defender XTech Review

Classic Land Rover workhorse dresses up but can't hide its mud-loving heritage.

Land Rover Defender Review

Make no mistake: the Defender 110 can still go head-to-head with the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon...

Land Rover 60th Anniversary Trek - Birdsville to Broome

LEG 3: EL QUESTRO TO BROOME – 1094 kilometres It’s only when you head to somewhere like Darwin in our far north that you truly realise just how big and brown is this fair land of ours. Words - David Twomey Photography Mark Watson and David Twomey I was excited about starting the third leg of Land Rover’s epic trek across the north of Australia but as I said this wide brown land of ours is even wider and browner when you realise it is six hours of flying just to get to the start of Leg Three...

2008 Land Rover Defender SVX Review

2008 Land Rover Defender SVX First Australian Steer    “Sixty years of fanatical off road experience rolled into one, all bling, all black, Defender 110. Land Rover’s new SVX makes the ‘Tomb Raider’ edition look ordinary”   -words Anthony Crawford Photography Mark Watson and Yvan Fournier You didn’t see Lara Croft driving a LandCruiser or even a Jeep Wrangler in the original Tomb Raider movie, that just wouldn’t work, said the movie producers...

Land Rover’s 60th Anniversary Cross Australia – Second Leg

Alice Springs to El Questro – 1702 kilometres   Words - Anthony Crawford, Photography – Mark Watson & Anthony Crawford When I heard about this epic journey by chance, I threw my hand up and yelled “I’m there”. Well, wouldn’t you? God knows what's going to happen with my workload over the six days that I will be absent from the office...

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