Patent drawings filed in the United States of a stretched-body version of the current Land Rover Defender 110 have been doing the rounds of the internet. The longer vehicle has been tagged by media as the new Land Rover Defender 130, after the original 130 which first appeared in the 1980s as a crew-cab and became a target for special purpose conversions. But the 130 is … [Read more...] about New stretched version of 110 Land Rover is not the longest example
An Italian-made accessory for the new Land Rover Defender could turn out to be the catalyst for refreshing a tourism catchphrase from 1984 New Zealand. A national advertising campaign back then told Kiwis, “Don’t leave town till you’ve seen the country.” It came around the time the incoming fourth Labour Government devalued the NZ dollar by 20 per cent. The underlying … [Read more...] about Land Rover: ‘Don’t leave town till you’ve seen the country’
Swiss watchmaker Zenith has released a model saluting the new Land Rover Defender, the fourth watch it has delivered for the British off-road specialist since the two companies began collaborating in 2016. But New Zealanders who have put their name down for the new-look 4x4 will have to move quickly if they want a watch to to go along with it – 250 timepieces only will be … [Read more...] about Watchmaker Zenith releases special model for new Land Rover Defender
The 2020 Land Rover Defender has been unveiled and British motoring writer Paul Hudson takes us through a first look at the new 4x4. … [Read more...] about Giving new Land Rover Defender the once-over
There is a yarn British motoring writer Andrew English tells that's almost too good to check. It concerns a senior Land Rover executive. Sitting down with his personal PR team one Monday morning a few years ago, he announced that he'd like them to get him "a gong". "A gong, sir?" they parroted. "Yes a gong; Queen's Birthday Honours list and all that," he … [Read more...] about Will Land Rover fan Queen Elizabeth II like the new Defender?