Building the new Land Rover Defender
If anybody happens to have stumbled upon the Land Rover Defender configurator or intentionally found it, you will have discovered the sheer amount of flexibility there is when it comes to building your dream Defender.
It does not matter whether your Defender's main duty will be taking the kids to school, commuting to a single place of work, or regularly off-roading for business or pleasure; there is a model and a specification to cater for your individual needs.
As a way of displaying some of the different options available we asked five members of our Marketing department to build their dream Defender in the configurator and below are the results.
Paige's (Digital Content Executive) Pangea Green Defender 110 X-Dynamic HSE D250 MHEV
After receiving the honour of driving a Pangea Green Defender 90 First Edition with the D250 engine for a weekend, Paige knew this exterior finish and powertrain combination were essential when designing her perfect Land Rover Defender.
Living with three children and three Labradors, the long-wheelbase 110 makes more sense in terms of practicality and the X-Dynamic HSE specification includes a wealth of features making this particular example really stand out.
Optional extras include the Country Pack, an electrically deployable tow bar, Off-Road Pack and the exceptional ClearSight interior rear view mirror; all making this 4x4 suitable for its life on the farm.
Aesthetically the Pangea Green paint finish is complemented by the optional black contrast roof and Gloss Black Signature Graphic, whilst the 20-inch Style 5098, 5-spoke alloy wheels in Satin Dark Grey add to its assertive presence. Inside, the Khaki/Ebony Windsor leather and Robustec seats complete the overall country look of this off-roader.
Viky's (JLR Marketing Leader) Carpathian Grey Defender 90 X D300 MHEV
Viky has chosen the short wheelbase Defender 90, which looks sleek and stylish in Carpathian Grey. Adding to the standout look are the bold orange brake calipers, which come as standard with the X specification.
Although none of the four accessory packs have been chosen during configuration, Viky has added a few optional extras to further enhance the design and practicality of this 90. Extended Black Exterior Pack and privacy glass make the exterior appearance even more stealthy, whilst the 22-inch Style 5098, 5-spoke alloy wheels in Gloss Black make a bold statement.
Step inside and the black theme continues with a larger 11.4-inch infotainment touchscreen being the focal point, whilst the optional Comfort and Convenience Pack provides a front centre console refrigerator compartment and wireless device charging with phone signal booster.
Giovanna's (Graphic Designer) Carpathian Grey Defender 90 X-Dynamic S P300
Another Defender 90 in Carpathian Grey, however, Giovanna has chosen the X-Dynamic S specification powered by the petrol P300 engine.
Choosing the Urban Pack, this Defender is sure to stand out with features such as a stylish cover for the mounted spare wheel. Talking of standing out, it is difficult to ignore the impressive 22-inch Style 5098, 5-spoke alloy wheels in Gloss Black.
Giovanna has added plenty of optional extras to the exterior design including a sliding panoramic roof, Extended Black Exterior Pack, premium LED headlights with signature DRL as well as front fog lights.
Head inside the cabin of this 90 to be welcomed by a Premium Upgrade Interior Pack reminding occupants this vehicle may be robust, but it is luxurious and cutting-edge too.
Head-Up Display (HUD) and a solar attenuating windscreen have also been added by Giovanna, ensuring she can experience a safe drive with minimal distractions.
Daniel's (Digital Content Specialist) Gondwana Stone Defender 110 SE D250 MHEV
Durability and capability are two foundations in which the new Defender is built on. Daniel has decided to focus on these key principles whilst designing his 110.
Not only has he gone for the 18-inch Style 5093, Gloss White Steel wheels, he has also added the optional Explorer Pack, Off-Road Pack and Advanced Off-Road Capability Pack; so he will be able to conquer any terrain with ease.
Various optional extras have been included to add a touch of luxury to the rugged vehicle such as a sliding panoramic roof, privacy glass, 11.4-inch infotainment touchscreen, as well as the Comfort and Convenience Pack.
Clearly a sports enthusiast, Daniel has chosen the Tow Bar Mounted Cycle Carrier and he is well prepared for muddy dog walks with his Pet Loadspace Protection Pack.
Daniel has opted for the same diesel engine as Paige, the D250 with mild hybrid technology, all-wheel drive and a slick automatic transmission.
Jessica's (Social Media Executive) Carpathian Grey Defender 110 X P400 MHEV
Carpathian Grey is clearly the favourite colour across the Marketing team and it is not difficult to understand why, especially on the Defender X specification where it is combined with bright orange brake calipers.
Jessica has chosen the powerful P400 petrol engine with mild hybrid technology and an automatic transmission, and has opted for the 5+2 seats in the Defender 110 bodystyle.
Standing proud on 22-inch Style 5098, 5-spoke alloy wheels in Gloss Black; Jessica's configuration sure does look smart. Equally as smart is the interior, which features Ebony Windsor leather and Steelcut premium textile seats and the optional 11.4-inch infotainment touchscreen. Another plus with the 'X' trim is the impressive Meridian™ Surround Sound System.
The optional Family Pack Plus has been included too, featuring manual heated third row seats, three-zone Climate Control with Rear Cooling Assist, Air Quality Sensor and Cabin Air Ionisation; ensuring all on-board can travel in comfort.
Designed your perfect Defender on the configurator?
Great news, if you are interested in turning your dream Defender into a reality then please contact your nearest Stratstone Land Rover retailer to discuss your ideal vehicle and arrange a test drive.
Alternatively, if you just joined in for a bit of fun, share the images on your preferred social media channel and use #stratstone, we would love to see them.
Although they are not mentioned above, there are also the Defender Hard Top Commercial versions available as a 90 or a 110.