YOUR DEFENDER JOURNEYS

Since 1948, Defender has conquered the world’s most inhospitable territory. From epic adventures to memorable moments, celebrate 68 iconic years of Defender by sharing your Defender Journeys and exploring others from around the world.

ICONIC SILHOUETTE IN THE SAND

Six Land Rovers towing chain harrows took three hours to create the iconic 1km image at Red Wharf Bay on the island of Anglesey, UK

WHERE IT ALL BEGAN

Conceived in 1947, Land Rover broke the mould as the go-anywhere, multipurpose vehicle ‘for the farmer, the countryman and general industrial use’.

DEFENDER TODAY

Celebrate 67 years of service across the world as the Land Rover - rechristened Defender in 1990 - marks an exciting new era in the vehicle's history.

DRIVING AHEAD

Three limited edition Defenders launch in 2015. Heritage and Adventure embody Land Rover’s qualities, and Autobiography unites luxury with capability.

NEW HORIZONS

As UK production of the current Defender enters its final phase, Land Rover will use 2015 to celebrate its global automotive icon and look ahead to an all-new family of Defenders.

HERITAGE

HERITAGE

THE BIRTHPLACE OF THE LAND ROVER NAME

The automotive icon was given its name when Spencer Wilks, MD of The Rover Company at the time, drove his Rover 10 over the rough terrain of his estate in Islay more than 60 years ago.

HERITAGE

HERITAGE

HERITAGE LIMITED EDITION

One of three limited edition Defender models, each celebrating a different element of Land Rover's character and history, the Heritage Edition is inspired by early Land Rover models. Production of this collectors' item, which combines original design features with modern comfort, is strictly limited.

HERITAGE

HERITAGE

DESIGN DETAILS

The grille echoes the earliest designs, and HUE 166 graphics recall the registration plate of the first pre-production Land Rover. Unique Grasmere Green paint matched to the characteristic Land Rover green and an original Land Rover badge add up to a fitting homage to Series 1.

HERITAGE

HERITAGE

WHERE IT ALL BEGAN

Land Rover Series I was launched by the Rover Company on 30 April 1948. Built from Birmabright, an aluminium/magnesium alloy left over from wartime aircraft production, as steel was tightly rationed, the vehicle was painted ex-RAF Ascot cockpit green.

HERITAGE

HERITAGE

THE WORLD'S OLDEST LAND ROVER

HUE 166 is the original Land Rover and is still running today. Known affectionately as Huey, the go-anywhere, four-wheel drive vehicle featured an innovative transfer gearbox with two ranges, High and Low. Paint was in short supply after WWII, so army surplus green was the only colour available.

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Defender is the epitome of toughness, of ruggedness, of strength and most importantly of capability.

GERRY MCGOVERN LAND ROVER DESIGN DIRECTOR AND CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER

ADVENTURE

ADVENTURE

ADVENTURE LIMITED EDITION

The Adventure LE is for Land Rover drivers who love the great outdoors and embrace Defender's go-anywhere, do-anything potential, with underbody protection and maximum traction/reinforced to boost its all-terrain capability.

ADVENTURE

ADVENTURE

READY TO EXPLORE

Practical and comfortable details ensure the Adventure edition will become a collector's item. Design details include leather seats and steering wheel, and unique decals. A rear ladder and raised air intake to improve wading capability identify the vehicle as ready to explore the most inaccessible terrain.

ADVENTURE

ADVENTURE

FAMOUSLY ADVENTUROUS

From its earliest days, Land Rover's famous capability attracted adventurers determined to explore inaccessible places. Almost as soon as Land Rover launched, Colonel Leblanc drove his brand new 80-inch Series I Land Rover from the United Kingdom to what is now Ethiopia in 1949.

ADVENTURE

ADVENTURE

LONDON TO SINGAPORE

It was one of the longest ever overland journeys - half way around the world from London to Singapore. In 1955, six Oxford and Cambridge students, driving two Land Rovers, succeeded where earlier expeditions had been defeated by 12,000 miles of challenging terrain that included jungle, desert, swamp and mountains.

ADVENTURE

ADVENTURE

BORN FREE

The origin of Land Rover's historic association with Born Free goes back to the beginning where Land Rovers were featured in the classic 1966 wildlife film Born Free, starring the Foundation's founders, Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers. The requirement was then, as it is now, to rely on the Land Rover vehicles to reach the wildlife in the most remote of locations.

ADVENTURE

ADVENTURE

THE G4 CHALLENGE

Successor to the Camel Trophy, the Land Rover G4 Challenge was a global adventure competition that supported the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. With distinctive Tangiers Orange paintwork, Defender competed in challenging drives around the world.

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The Land Rover G4 Challenge was the best experience of my life. I mean, nothing has come close to it in terms of the enormity of it. The experience was out of this world.

MARTIN DREYER ADVENTURE DRIVER AND WINNER OF THE 2006 G4 CHALLENGE

AUTOBIOGRAPHY

AUTOBIOGRAPHY

EXCLUSIVITY COMES AS STANDARD

The exclusive Autobiography Edition provides more comfort, equipment and luxury than ever before.

AUTOBIOGRAPHY

AUTOBIOGRAPHY

DESIGN DETAILS

A combination of Windsor leather interior, aluminium design details and a choice of unique Autobiography paint finishes make this the most desirable Defender ever produced. A power upgrade from 122PS to 150PS delivers performance to match its appearance.

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LAND ROVER DEFENDER

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The figures provided are as a result of official manufacturer's tests in accordance with EU legislation. A vehicle's actual fuel consumption may differ from that achieved in such tests and these figures are for comparative purposes only.