The new Land Rover Defender should take a bow in concept form later this year, celebrating the company's 70th anniversary. The production version is expected to debut and go into production next year. Among the short- and long-wheelbase versions predicted from spy shots, and the several body styles expected to sit atop them, Autocar reports that a single-cab pickup will join the Defender lineup about a year after launch. The point to stress is that Autocar believes there will "most likely" only
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It's been 70 long years since the original Land Rover was introduced at the 1948 Amsterdam Motor Show. The story goes that the boxy shape was drawn in the sand of Red Wharf Bay by Rover's engineering director Maurice Wilks. Now, that figure has been stomped on the snow of the French Alps, as an artist specializing on snow art has created a 820-foot Defender shape at La Plagne.
It's the most powerful Defender ever from Land Rover.
This is one of the most historic vehicles in the car world.
This one won't be strictly for the fans.
Still as cool as ever.
He says the design is not trademarked in Britain.
You can drive on in Vermont, North Carolina, or California.
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Starting with the Series I, the rugged post-war off-roader that slowly evolved into the Defender of today, these trucks have been in production for 68 years. All that ends today.
This is the highest price ever paid for a Land Rover. The sale of this 2,000,000th Defender/Series-line vehicle benefitted two charities.