Following the successful reception of the all-new Land Rover Discovery model in 1989, it was decided to give the traditional Land Rover its own name: Defender. Making this more than merely a re-branding exercise was the introduction on the Defender of a new turbo diesel engine that brought with it useful increases in maximum power, torque, and fuel economy when compared with the old normally aspirated diesel it was based on. Now boasting bold 'Defender' logos, the Land Rover continued its seemingly inexorable process of development, gaining disc brakes and power assisted steering as standard during the 1990s together with a host of other improvements.
Despite, or perhaps because of, being recognisable related to the very first Land Rover of 1948, the Defender retained a steadfastly loyal customer base; indeed, in the UK in 2013 it even managed to out sell the Range Rover.
The end of production for the traditional Land Rover Defender came in 2016 and brought about a series of special edition models, including this Adventure Edition which incorporated unique interior and exterior features, leather seats, LED headlights, a snorkel, diamond-cut alloy wheels and underbody protection. The 90 version also received a power and torque upgrade from 120bhp to 148bhp. Production of the Adventure Edition was limited to 600 cars in the U.K and three colours were available; Yulong White, Corris Grey, and Phoenix Orange.
This particular example is one of the 600 built in RHD for the U.K. market and was supplied new in March, 2016 via Stratstone Land Rover Nottingham. It is finished in the striking hue of Phoenix Orange with contrasting Santorini Black roof, tailgate, bonnet, and front grille over a Black Premium leather interior.
A fantastic and distinctive example of the ‘classic’ Defender in its final guise. Offered for sale with 2 owners from new, full Land Rover service history and fewer than 8,000 miles. Contact us now for more information or to arrange a viewing.