Tuesday, July 10, 2012


For King and Countries.

For King and Countries.

Sending the butler to nip 'round the corner for a spot of fish and chips - by way of Bombay, Zaire and the Lesser Antilles? The randy boys and girls of Solihull have your man covered with a new Land Rover special edition: The Defender XTech.

Land Rover Defender 90 XTech Special Edition
Building on the Defender's iconic design, the XTech adds even more rugged appeal to an already formidable package. Outside, it stands out from the crossover crowd in either Orkney Grey or edition-exclusive Nara Bronze paired with contrasting Santorini Black roof, wheel arches and headlight surrounds. All lending a vaguely militaristic look that would do even the hardest SAS trooper proud.

Whether 90 Hard Top or 110 Utility Wagon, function is provided courtesy black chequer sill plates, LED taillights, Gloss Black Saw Tooth 16-inch allow wheels and rugged MTR off-road tyres. (Beefy, toothy rubber similar to, but not quite, the BF Goodrich MTR's profiled awhile back.) Sundry other special touches, both inside and out, complete the XTech's purposeful visage in a fashion appropriate to our powder-whigged English ancestors.

Unfortunately, for us Yanks anyway, the 2.2-litre diesel-powered XTech isn't making the trip across across the pond. Strictly UK and whatnot, Old Bean. It's almost enough to make you wish George Washington wasn't such a hothead back in the day. (Well, almost. -ed.)

Price: Starting from £27,995 (The Pound's still a thing, right?)

Check it here: Land Rover Defender XTech Special Edition

Land Rover Defender 90 XTech Special Editions


Rule, Britannia!

And now for something completely boxy.

It's pronounced, "tyre."

Defender of the Realm.

Stay classy, Solihull.

Image Source: Land Rover Media Centre