Land Rover launches the new 2011 Defender X-Tech Limited Edition

A new Defender limited edition is always fun but bittersweet because I know we’ll never see it in the US, at least not in it’s current iteration.  After doing a complete restore on 1971 Series IIA(, it’s the little things on the Defender that really catch my eye.  Even with 40 years separating my 1971 and this 2011, the 2011 still has visible pop-rivets – very cool!  Even that “upgraded interior” – it’s just so classic Land Rover – window controls in the center!



  • 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

Gaydon, Warwickshire, 10th January 2011, Land Rover launches the new 2011 Defender X-Tech Limited Edition at Brussels Motorshow.

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