Land Rover Defender XTech launched in UK: Prices commence from £27,995 (Photos)

Rugged, manly and made for the long haul, this power packed Land Rover Defender XTech is launched in the UK with a reputation of taming some of the most inhospitable terrains. As prices start from £27,995 there is a lot to be seen in this special edition version which is a follow up of the similar vehicle which was launched in 2011. Defender XTech is now available in limited numbers of only 90 Hard Top, three door variety and 110 Utility Wagon with five doors. Color choices will be in Orkney Grey and Nara Bronze while contrasting Santorini Black roofs and wheel arches are common to both.

Defender XTech engine is an original Land Rover 2.2 liter turbo diesel offering 120 hp power and 265 lb/ft torque mated to a six speed manual transmission. In its interiors seats are heated and well upholstered in Ebony leather matching its exteriors while the distinctive Land Rover logo is clearly embossed on headrests up front while rear carpets too carry the Defender logo.

Exteriors of the Defender XTech see rear LED lights, black surround for headlamps and matching front grille. Wheels are of 16” alloys with MTR off road tyres. XTech is packed with equipment and is as practical as its predecessor with air conditioning, anti lock braking system with electronic traction control, central locking with remote control and heated screen up front.

Read the press release below for more information.

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  • Striking Nara Bronze body colour unique to Defender Special Edition
  • Contrasting black roof & wheel arches with black chequer plate to bumper & sills
  • 16-inch Gloss Black Saw Tooth alloy wheels with MTR off-road tyres
  • Land Rover embossed front headrests
  • On sale from July starting at £27,995
Whitley, July 9 2012 – The iconic Land Rover Defender now has even more rugged appeal with the launch of the Defender XTech Special Edition.

Offering customers the same assured breadth of capability, the Defender XTech stands out from the crowd in Orkney Grey or striking Nara Bronze, which is unique to this special edition, with contrast Santorini Black roof and wheel arches and black chequer plate along the bumper and sills.

A special ‘DEFENDER’ decal sits above the rear LED lights whilst the front lights are enhanced with Santorini Black headlamp surrounds in contrast to the body colour. This distinctive front end design is complemented with a body colour grille and gloss black Land Rover lettering on the bonnet. A rear step bumper assembly aids entry, exit and loading. Gloss Black Saw Tooth 16-inch alloy wheels and MTR off-road tyres complete the look giving the Defender XTech a powerfully strong and purposeful stance.

A pure Ebony part leather interior complements both the Orkney Grey and Nara Bronze with contrast Lunar stitching. The Land Rover logo is embossed on front headrests whilst carpet mats have the Defender logo woven in. To harmonise with the exterior of this special edition, the central switch panel matches the body colour of the vehicle with the same paint finish.

The XTech Special Edition comes with a high level of standard equipment, including Air Conditioning, Anti-Lock Brakes with Electronic Traction Control, central locking with remote control and heated seats and windscreen.

With a choice of the 90 Hard Top and 110 Utility Wagon, a range of standard options and accessories are available to add even more capability and character to this iconic four-wheel drive vehicle.

Powered by the 2.2-litre diesel engine with six-speed manual transmission, the Defender boasts 360Nm of torque for effortless towing and excellent driver refinement whether on or off-road.

The Defender XTech Special Edition goes on sale from July starting at £27,995.