The Land Rover Defender is a true off roader that has a fine pedigree. The original Land Rover developed into the Defender at the same time as another branch of the Land Rover family evolved into the Land Rover Discovery in 1989. So, what you see when you see a Defender is the true progeny of the original land Rover.
As you might expect the Defender is the vehicle of choice when a really rugged powerful off roader is required. It is the vehicle of choice for many farmers and land owners who need to negotiate tough terrain. They fulfil many important military roles and have seen service in Afghanistan and Iraq. They are also used by the police and the emergency services.
The Defender is available in a number of formats. There is a short wheel base, a medium wheel base and a long wheel base Defender and each one is available as a hard top, a soft top, a pickup, a utility wagon, a double cab pickup, a high capacity pickup, and a double dab high capacity pickup. Note that not all of these styles are available as a long wheel base vehicle.
There are also a number of engine choices that include petrol and diesel units, from 2.5 litre right up to 4.9 litres.
In order to give good road ability there are very short overhangs and high sills. The vehicle is designed for high visibility and excellent manoeuvrability. A clever combination of toughened aluminium and steel is used to maximise both strength and resistance to corrosion. Inside, everything is built to maximise ease of use and minimise wear and tear.
Simply put, the Land Rover Defender is built to last for many years, even when coping with extremely tough conditions. As most of the used Land Rover Defenders have not been used to their design extremes, they can be an excellent buy. If you are interested in finding a good deal on one, then let Motors.co.uk find one close to where you are.
There are also a number of special edition Land Rover Discoveries, as an alternative to the Defender. In 1992 Land Rover released the SV, which was coloured turquoise and had alloy wheels; in 1998 there was the Heritage, which was retro in style; the Tomb Raider was released in 2000; and in 2008 the SVX range was released.
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