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Land Rover to offer Defender Africa edition

Land Rover to offer Defender Africa edition image

Text: Eric Tipan / Photos: | posted August 26, 2014 06:13

Limited to 50 units only

After 67 years of hard-core off-road driving, Land Rover has decided to manufacture one model whose name comes from a place that has no shortage of exciting and adventure-packed places to drive to - Africa.

Called Defender Africa, only 50 examples will be made, 30 of which will be 110 station wagons with the balance built on the 90-inch platforms, and as expected it will build on the ‘legend that is the Land Rover’s Defender.’

The distinguishing ‘Defender Africa’ logo (which comprises the Defender wording alongside the continent’s outline) will be visible on the sides and rear.  It will sit on black ‘Sawtooth’ alloys with 235/85/16 Goodyear Wrangler MTR dual-purpose tires.

The Defender Africa Edition is only available in Santorini Black with colour-coded wheel arches topped by a Firenze Red roof treatment.

The cabin is highlighted by a set of the Melvill and Moon seat covers in bespoke black canvas with red leather piping, red contrast stitching and a unique ‘Africa’ map tag.  It will come with a CD/tuner with MP3 compatibility including AUX input and Bluetooth connectivity.

It is powered by a 2.2L turbodiesel with 122 PS and a whopping 360Nm allowing it to ‘operate virtually anywhere.’

Optional Land Rover accessories include a snorkel, a roof rack, a rear step, bumper caps, a front protection bar and more.

The Land Rover Defender 90 Africa Edition sells for $48,795.51 and the 110 for $52,434.18.