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Kahn offers revolutionary alterations to the Land Rover Defender (Photos)

Kahn, the British automobile design house has taken the three door Land Rover Defender under its wing and given it a number of updates and exciting new alterations. The vehicle is named XS 90 after its makeover and is seen with Orkney Grey exteriors while satin black details are seen on mesh headlamp and front grille besides side steps, bumpers and mirror caps. Special Kahn trademark 18” alloy wheels add to the ensemble and these are wrapped with BF Goodrich tyres.

Interiors are equally worked upon as Kahn has fitted sporty and stylish front and rear seats with red quilted leather upholstery and contrasting stitching. The same theme is seen on door panels, padded arm rests and roof liking while gear lever, sun visor and sections of the dashboard are also in a matching hue.

Engine capacity and performance stays the same and the Land Rover Defender XS 90 sees a 2.2 liter turbo diesel engine offering 120 hp power and 265 lb/ft torque mated to a six speed manual transmission.  Kahn has not revealed any prices of the XS90 with these modifications.

Read the press release below for more information.


News Release


Fear not, the Defender has not been transformed into a turned into a pedantic, moisturised, modern SUV!

As you have no doubt spotted with the aid of your eyes, this is not an all-new Defender. This is a very gentle revision of the nearly-seventy-year-old original Defender, lightly massaged and treated to a makeover by Afzal Kahn under the guise of the Chelsea Truck Company and aptly titled the XS 90!

A 2.2 engine with 175 BHP, the power and torque remains unchanged at 122PS and a bovine 360NM. CO2 emissions are down (to a still-less-than-saintly 295g/km for the longer-wheelbase versions) and economy is up.

Despite this dangerous talk of efficiency, the Afzal Kahn touch includes a Orkney grey exterior with a front light protector surround and mesh in satin black, Kahn front grille surround and mesh in satin black, Kahn vehicle branding, white indicator lenses, xenon headlights and the compulsory branded rear wheel cover ensures the Chelsea Truck Company XS 90’s driving position is sumptuous and remains more agile in the wild than a leopard and although it won\’t ever change its spots, Afzal Kahn has ensured the XS 90 exudes a certain charm which goes hand in hand with culture and agriculture!

Function doesn’t have to be ugly – once you’ve pounded through a day’s hard work you really want to ride away in a comfortable bespoke seat.

And the XS 90 does not disappoint: front and rear racing car seats in quilted red leather, The centre console in red leather with padded armrests, dashboard in red leather, door tops in quilted red leather, gear gaiter in red leather, Kahn Speedo & rev counter facia in red, leather & alcantara steering wheel, roof lining and sun visors in red leather and vented foot pedals in machined aluminum ensures the large expanse of interior is rather clever.

However, we provide our customers with what they want. Afzal Kahn could, for example, design for you a vehicle with an exterior the colour of your jeans and an interior with seats akin to the shade of, let’s say, a green t-shirt. Customers could also change the colour of the clock, or ask for anything else, the world is their oyster, so to speak.

Kahn wheels sit perfectly, on any vehicle, conveying the essence of the world’s identity. Created using state-of-the art manufacturing and materials technology, the Kahn 8×18 1983 RS Defender wheels sit perfectly on any vehicle, conveying the essence of the vehicle’s identity.

With simple clean lines, soft organic surfaces on the edge of the spoke and a purposeful mechanical centre, the RS Defender wheels are synonymous with elegance and innovation.

A.Kahn Design is for the individual who will not submit to a life of uniformity and who will only accept perfection. Dedicated to the creation of luxury bespoke vehicles, we redesign the ordered monotony of mass produced vehicles and rebuild them into individually tailored creations.

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