Friday, 14 December 2012
SMMT Test Day - Land Rover Defender XTech
Despite my love of sporty-looking, exciting cars, I do also have a soft spot for the Land Rover Defender. I love the sense of rugged toughness that you get, and you almost feel a sense of rustic motoring when you are in one. The Defender you see in these pictures has looked very much the same since the 1980's, and things like the handbrake lever and hard clutch have remained too. These are not bad things at all; they give the car character and I would happily drive a Landy every day. It's bouncy and changing gear is an art form, but these are just some of the reasons to make you smile. And you get proper off-road controls; no fancy electrics here. The XTech you see here too also looks awesome with the black plating featured.