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Big makeover for Land Rover’s icon


Big makeover for Land Rover's icon

March 29, 2007, 3.15pm. Land Rover’s upgraded Defender will be here in August, with a new 2.4-litre common rail diesel engine, a six-speed manual gearbox, a fully integrated facia, new seating and high output heating, ventilation and air conditioning.

The long wheelbase 110 will be available initially as a five-seater with a seven-seater likely later.

The Defender 90 (pictured) will come with either two or four seats.

It’s the most significant Defender upgrade ever, although well short of a new model.

Land Rover says the Defender remains a significant part of its business and 25,000 are sold worldwide each year.


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