Here’s something you don’t see every day: body-colored wheels.
There are few long-lasting iconic cars still in production, and the Defender is certainly one of them. Land Rover introduced the Series I at the Amsterdam Motor Show back in 1948, which means the off-roader will be celebrating its 75th anniversary next year. To mark the upcoming important milestone, the British marque owned by Tata Motors is launching a limited-run model available in the two-door 90 and four-door 110 flavors, but not the new 130.
The go-anywhere SUV comes painted in Grasmere Green, which extends to the wheels as well as inside the cabin for the dashboard and door cards. To set it apart from the regular Defender, Land Rover also applies a special “75 Years” sticker on the tailgate below the handle. Those seats come wrapped in what LR refers to as Resist Ebony while the center console is covered in a Robustec material claimed to be the most robust fabric available for the vehicle.
Math starts at £85,995 at home in the UK for the Defender 90 and from £89,995 for the 110. Coinciding with the special edition’s launch, Land Rover is introducing a Lifestyle Collection that carries over the Grasmere Green theme. There’s no word on how many will be made, but LR is already taking orders from early adopters eager to get behind the wheel of the anniversary model.
Source: Land Rover