The all-new Land Rover Defender has been released. With such an iconic heritage to follow, Land Rover certainly had their work cut out. But we think it looks amazing and brings the Defender right up to date. Best of all, Land Rover already have the configurator live. Therefore we had to have a go!
Configuration 1 - Land Rover Defender 110 (Country Pack)It would be rude not to start with the entry-level Defender 110. And we're keeping it humble with the entry-level engine in the form of the D200 2-litre 200 HP diesel.
We've treated it to the 'Country Pack' and 'Tasman Blue Paint', complemented with a contrasting white roof - a nod to an original Defender colour scheme. And, because they look ultra-cool, steel wheels wrapped in off-road tyres (Off-Road Pack) complete the somewhat minimal, yet awesome look. To finish it off, we also added the 'Black Exterior Pack' and 'Privacy Glass' to complement the black details.
On the interior, we kept things nice and simple. 'Ebony Fabric Seats' were joined by a nice little upgrade, a 'Heated Leather Steering Wheel'. Sorted.
Configuration 2 - Land Rover Defender 110 First Edition (Explorer Pack)Next up, we decided to configure the First Edition, sporting a more powerful 240 HP Twin Turbo diesel engine. Our 'First Edition' also features the 'Explorer Pack' which consists of some more hardcore exterior styling, which of course, being a Defender is actually functional. It looks great, even if we do say so ourselves finished in Pangea Green, with a smart 'Satin Protection Film' applied too.
Sat on 22-inch wheels in a more traditional finish of silver, which ties in nicely with the 'Side-Mounted Gear Carrier'. Note the 'Expedition Roof Rack' and 'Raised Air Intake' to really give this Defender First Edition a real purposeful look.
The interior has been given a contrasting touch of 'Acorn Grained Leather' to complete. A different style to configuration 1, but just as cool.
Configuration 3 - Land Rover Defender 110 X (Urban Pack)Time to go 'all out' on the spec. Inevitable really, as we have already completed a 'humble spec' so you have to go the other way, just to see the difference, don't you?
This particular configuration is the current range-topping Defender 110 X, with a beefy 400 HP Turbo Petrol MHEV power plant, meaning the Defender can now hit 60 mph in just a tad over 6 seconds. We opted for the 'Urban Pack' teamed with 'Santorini Black' paint for that ultimate urban sleek look. It sits on 22-inch wheels finished in gloss black, with black roof rails and privacy glass. We didn't go for the black lettering, just to add a touch of contrast.
The interior emphasises premium with 'Vintage Tan/Ebony leather and Steelcut premium textile seats with Ebony', 'Ebony Morzine headlining and 'Rough-cut Walnut veneer' complete this mega-spec Defender.
Configuration 4 - Land Rover Defender 110 (Explorer Pack)We really rather like the 'Explorer Pack', so here is our second Defender to feature it. This time we have gone for a black and white theme, 'Fuji White' to be exact, with the 'Black Exterior Pack' which complement each other really well. A 'Matte Black Bonnet Decal' finishes off the exterior theme nicely - note also the 20-inch wheels on off-road tyres, too.
'Privacy Glass' and a 'Sliding Panoramic Roof' complement both the exterior and interior - in which you'll find 'Ebony Windsor Leather', along with a 'Premium Upgrade Interior Pack'. It does all tie together rather nicely.
Configuration 5 - Land Rover Defender 110 (Country Pack)Finally, we've gone for a desert-looking spec, but also kept away from the 'Explorer Pack' and gone for the 'Country Pack', because the subtle touches like the 'Mudflaps' and 'Wheel Arch Protection' just make it look a little gruff, without going over the top.
'Gondwana Stone' keeps the desert look in check, while 19-inch wheels finished in gloss black contrast well. And in an unfamiliar styling option we haven't tinted the windows for a change - thinking desert style, not actually set up for the desert, as we would of gone for our old friend - the 'Explorer Pack'.
That's that then. Our Top 5 Favourite Land Rover Defender configurations. With the Land Rover Defender 90 to be released in due course, we can't wait to configure some of those too. If you've had a go yourself, and fancy ordering one, get in touch with your local Stratstone Land Rover on the link below.