Land Rover Defender Receives New XTech Special Edition

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In a few years, Land Rover will launch a new version of its iconic Defender off-roader. Land Rover isn't content to let the current Defender languish until then, and has released this XTech Special Edition model for the U.K. market.

The transformation begins with Orkney Grey or model-exclusive Nara Bronze paint, which contrasts with Santorini Black on the roof, headlight surrounds, fenders, bumpers, and door sills. The SUV's front end receives special gloss-black Land Rover lettering and a body-color grille, while the rear wears a unique Defender decal above the LED taillights. The 16-inch wheels also have been painted gloss black.

The interior gets a blend of Ebony and Almond leather with contrast stitching, as well as woven Land Rover logos in the floor mats, and embossed logos in the headrests. The center stack is painted to match the Defender's exterior color.

The Defender XTech isn't just an aesthetic package, though, as it comes standard with extra features like air conditioning, keyless entry, heated seats, a heated windshield, and a rear bumper with an integrated step. The model is powered by a turbodiesel 2.2-liter inline-four engine rated for 121 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque, with a six-speed manual transmission.

The Land Rover Defender XTech Special Edition goes on sale in the U.K. this July for £27,995, the equivalent of $43,400.

Source: Land Rover

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