The Belgians may not be known as much for military prowess as, say, for beer or waffles – at least not since conquering the Congo, anyway – but Brussels is also the seat of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. NATO was established as a united front against the Communist bloc, and still stands as one of the most formidable alliances of nations this side of the Star Wars empire. A perfect place, then, to unveil a paramilitary-type vehicle like the X-Tech Limited Edition.
Easily as tough as any Hummer or Jeep, the X-Tech is based on the Land Rover Defender – one of the most rock-solid rock-crawlers ever devised. It's available in either silver, three-door Defender 90 form or in five-door Defender 110 long wheelbase in olive green, both offset by black roof, wheel arches, interior and new "saw-tooth" alloys. Not a major upgrade on the standard model, but just enough to give it the attitude it deserves.
Unveiled at the Brussels Motorshow, the Defender X-Tech is unfortunately unavailable in the North American market, but you can dream by checking out the gallery below.
[Source: Land Rover]
LAND ROVER ANNOUNCES THE NEW 2011 DEFENDER X-TECH LIMITED EDITION
- Class-leading all-terrain capability with a raw and edgy style
- Striking Zermatt Silver exterior, with contrast Santorini Black finish to the roof and wheel arches, and an Ebony interior
- Introduction of 16 inch Saw Tooth alloy wheels
- On sale from March 2011 starting at £24,995
The Defender X-Tech offers raw and edgy style, with the class-leading all-terrain capability you would expect of this motoring icon.
The exterior is available in Zermatt Silver, enhanced by a contrasting Santorini Black finish to the roof and wheel arches. And, for the first time, this Defender is fitted with unique gloss black 16 inch Saw Tooth alloy wheels, to create a sense of raw utilitarianism.
The interior is available in Ebony and the seats offer the addition of leather side bolsters, for a more refined finish.
The Defender X-Tech is available in the 90 Hard Top Commercial derivative, with the full range of accessories also available to enhance capability and individuality.
Powered by the 2.4 litre common-rail diesel engine, this Defender boasts fuel efficiency and performance with 360Nm torque for effortless towing and enhanced on-road performance.
The Defender X-Tech Limited Edition will go on sale from March 2011 starting at £24,995