'Landie' marks 75th anniversary of Series I with Limited Edition Defender
Finished in stunning Grasmere Green, the Land Rover Defender 75th Limited Edition has been created to celebrate 75 years since the Series I was unveiled at the Amsterdam Motor Show in 1948.
Based on the D300 HSE variant, the new Land Rover Defender 7th Limited Edition is available in 90 or 110 body configurations and to make up for its special character, it spawns unique detailing, wheels and interior finishing. It sits on 20" alloy wheels in Grasmere Green with matching centre caps.
The exterior further features a unique 75 Years graphic, Ceres Silver bumpers and privacy glass.
Moving inside, the cross-car beam is finished in Grasmere Green Powder Coat while its end caps get laser-etched detailing. As for the seats, they're finished in Resist Ebony with the hockey stick implanted on the centre console featuring Robustec material.
The list of standard features includes a 3D Surround Camera, Configurable Terrain Response, Meridian sound system, Matrix LED front lighting, 11.4" Pivi Pro infotainment system, head-up display, wireless device charger, 14-way driver and passenger heated electric memory seats, heated steering wheel and three-zone climate control.
A fabric roof is available for the 75th Limited Edition as standard and buyers can have the sliding panoramic roof as an option. An electrically deployable tow bar and all-season tyres can be fitted optionally.
Accompanying the special Defender 75th Limited Edition are Land Rover lifestyle goods finished in the same shade as the car. These include a minimalist unique watch featuring two straps, a functional backpack and clothing with bespoke 75 Years graphics and details.
Powering the Limited Edition Defender D300 is a 3.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine with 221 kW and 650 Nm of torque. Power is sent to all four wheels via an 8-speed automatic transmission.
Land Rover SA only availed 10 units of the 90 variant and 30 of the 110, 75th Limited Edition models. Pricing? Buyers can expect to fork out R1,741,000 and R1,780,000 respectively, when the duo launches in early 2023.