Land Rover Defender review - price, specs and 0-60 time - Design

An all time classic

Evo rating
Price
from £25,000
  • Utilitarian icon that demands every bit of your attention to drive
  • Utterly exhausting to drive, ancient, leaky and hopeless on road

Design

Unquestionably the Defender is iconic and it’s easy to love on looks alone. Formed from utility it’s an exposed rivet and screw, wavy panelled old tool with girders for bumpers that’s as simple as a hammer and as useful as one, too. We’re all familiar with it, but with it going out of production soon there will be no more to replace those that have been crashed or thrashed to the point of destruction, or merely rotted to the point of uneconomical repair.

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Land Rover will need something to replace it; what that might be remains to be seen, but it’ll likely be styled in homage to the Defender. Hopefully its utilitarian looks will bring with it some modern civilities, something that’s dreadfully lacking in this ancient icon. 

Find used Land Rover Defender's on the Classic and Performance Car site here.

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