Limited Edition

Limited Edition Range Rovers for the 2016 US Market

This one got lost in the shuffle, here’s the official product summary for the MY2016 Limited Edition Range Rovers for the US, HSE Td6 DIESEL (500 total production) and Supercharged V8 (400 total production).  They add a $8450 & $16,300 premium respectively.

Original Product Summary: MPR15-17 (PDF)

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HSE Td6 Diesel Limited Edition

Production Volume: 500 units, $8450 package
Includes all standard Range Rover HSE Td6 features plus the following content:
• Yulong White Exterior with Santorini Black Contrast Roof
• Ebony/Cirrus Interior with Ebony Seats
– Ebony Headliner
• Grand Black Lacquer Wood Trim
• Heated Wood and Leather Steering Wheel
• HSE Badge Deleted
• Black Exterior Details – Includes the following exterior components in
Santorini Gloss Black:
– Front Grille
– Exterior Mirror Caps
– Exterior Accents
– ‘Range Rover’ Branding on Tailgate and Hood
– Bumper Vanes
– Toweye Cover
– Tailgate Plinth
– Hood Finisher
– Side Vent Graphic
• Black 21" Style 901 Wheels
• Vision Assist Package
• Meridian™ Premium 825 Watt Surround Sound System with 19 Speakers including subwoofer

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Supercharged V8 Limited Edition:

Production Volume: 400 units, $16,300 package
Includes all standard Range Rover Supercharged features plus the following content:
• Corris Grey Exterior with Santorini Black Contrast Roof
• Ebony Interior with Ebony Seats
– Ebony Headliner
• Grand Black Lacquer Wood Trim
• Heated Wood and Leather Steering Wheel
• Black Exterior Details – Includes the following exterior components in
Santorini Gloss Black:
– Front Grille
– Exterior Mirror Caps
– Exterior Accents
– ‘Range Rover’ Branding on Tailgate and Hood
– Bumper Vanes
– Front Toweye Cover
– Tailgate Trim
– Hood Trim
– Side Vent Trim
• Black 22" Style 707 Wheels
• Vision Assist Package
• Rear Seat Entertainment
• Four Zone Climate Comfort Package
• Meridian™ Premium 825 Watt Surround Sound System with 19 Speakers including subwoofer

Land Rover Defender Heritage Edition, best for last

One of the three Land Rover Defenders for the Year of Defender Celebration Series:

The Defender Heritage Edition is just too much fun for this Land Rover fanatic for what might be obvious reasons!

Heritage Edition

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The Heritage Edition evokes the history of the Defender as a modern interpretation of the famous HUE 166 Land Rover – the first pre-production Series I vehicle, nicknamed ‘Huey’, which dates back to 1947. Traditionalists will appreciate the Grasmere Green metallic paintwork, Alaska White roof, heritage style grille, headlamp surrounds and heavy-duty steel wheels. Other nostalgic additions include the silver front bumper with black end caps while clear indicator lenses and Indus Silver door hinges also set the Heritage Edition apart. Body-coloured wheel arches and mudflaps bearing the Heritage logo also feature.

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Externally, the finishing touch comes in the shape of aluminium heritage style badging to the front grille and rear bodywork, which is inspired by the designs fitted to the Series I and II models. Evocative HUE 166 graphics also adorn the front wing panels.

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While the exterior pays homage to the earliest Land Rovers, the Heritage Edition features a host of modern creature comforts and luxurious finishes inside. They include perforated leather outer steering wheel rim and gear lever, Bright Aluminium trim for the air vents, door handles and door locks, and Almond Resolve Cloth seat facings bearing the heritage logo and detailed with HUE 166 tags.

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Durable rubber floor mats and a padded cubby box between the front seats ensure the Heritage Edition is as functional as it is distinctive.

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Heritage Edition models will be available in both 90 and 110 bodystyles.

Summary

Indicative pricing: from £30,900 (€39,900)

On sale: from August 2015

Bodystyles: 90 Hard Top, 90 Station Wagon, 110 Utility Wagon, 110 Station Wagon

Key features:

  • Unique Grasmere Green metallic paintwork with body colour wheel arches
  • Unique Alaska White roof
  • Silver front bumper with black end caps
  • Heritage style front grille and headlamp surrounds
  • Body coloured heavy duty steel wheels
  • Clear indicator lenses
  • Indus Silver door hinges
  • Heritage style badges
  • Heritage logo mudflaps
  • HUE 166 graphics
  • Bright aluminium finish clock and air vent bezels
  • Aluminium interior door handles and door locks
  • Perforated leather outer steering wheel rim, gear knob and handbrake lever
  • Almond Resolve Cloth upholstery with Ebony Vinyl sides and backs, with HUE tags
  • Padded cubby box with Almond Cloth lid
  • Heritage logo rubber floor mats

I need this badge – need it.

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Land Rover Defender Autobiography Edition, yes a Defender Autobiography

One of the three Land Rover Defenders for the Year of Defender Celebration Series, a legitimate official Defender Autobiography – covered in leather!

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Autobiography Edition

The exclusive Autobiography Edition provides more comfort, equipment and performance than any previous model. Its unique combination of interior and exterior features and special paint palette guarantee to make the Autobiography the most desirable Defender ever produced. The Autobiography will be available exclusively in the iconic 90 Station Wagon bodystyle.

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A power upgrade from 122PS to 150PS guarantees performance will live up to the promise of its eye-catching looks and exclusive appearance. Striking duo-tone paintwork is the most obvious of the Autobiography’s unique features, but the most desirable Defender ever built includes a host of tasteful additions.

Summary

Indicative pricing: from £61,500 (€64,000)

On sale: from April 2015

Bodystyles: 90 Station Wagon

Key features:

  • Increased power output (122PS to 150PS)
  • Increased torque output (360Nm to 400Nm)
  • Choice of seven lower body colours
  • Santorini Black upper body, rear door, grille, headlamp surrounds and wheel arches
  • Seven-inch LED projector headlamps
  • Clear indicator lenses
  • ‘Defender’ bonnet script in machined bright finish
  • Metal/Aluminium exterior door handles
  • Metal fuel filler cap
  • Side steps
  • Underbody protection for engine sump
  • Bright Pack (white tail and indicator LED lamps)
  • 16-inch Gloss Black Sawtooth alloy wheels
  • Goodyear MT/R tyres
  • Autobiography badge (rear)
  • Santorini Black central information panel
  • Full Windsor Leather interior (including Ebony or Ivory rooflining)
  • Semi Aniline premium leather seats with twin needle contrast stitching and embossed Autobiography logo
  • Aluminium door lock button, handle and air vent bezels
  • Bright machined/enamel diff lock instruction plate
  • Unique carpet mats
  • Spun metal discs in cup holder slots

Land Rover Defender Adventure Edition

One of the three Land Rover Defenders for the Year of Defender Celebration Series:

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Adventure Edition

The Defender has helped to establish Land Rover’s credentials as the expedition vehicle of choice and the Adventure Edition is designed for customers who want to explore.

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To enhance the Defender’s already impressive off-road credentials, the Adventure Edition features distinctive new underbody protection for the side sills and engine sump, while Goodyear MT/R tyres promise to make the most of whatever grip is on offer.

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The Adventure Edition comes in choice of three striking metallic colour options, which include Corris Grey, Yulong White and Phoenix Orange. All feature contrasting Santorini Black paint for the Adventure grille and its surround, the bonnet, roof and rear door, plus the headlamp surrounds and wheel arches.

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Seven-inch LED projector headlamps, clear front indicators and Gloss Black split-spoke diamond-turned alloy wheels also distinguish the expedition-inspired model. The front wings feature 90 and 110 decals.

The focus is firmly on comfort inside, where the Adventure Edition promises to provide high quality shelter from the elements. Premium seats with Windsor Leather upholstery available in four different colourways, perforated leather inserts and contrast stitching all add a touch of luxury. They are complemented by the leather-trimmed steering wheel, gear knob and handbrake lever and Bright Aluminium interior trim.

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High quality Windsor Leather also features on the passenger facia and instrument panel while leather trim on the doors and grab handles, Ebony headlining and bespoke carpet mats complete the look.

Summary

Indicative pricing: From £38,400 (€45,900)

On sale: from August 2015

Bodystyles: 90 Hard Top, 90 Station Wagon, 100 Utility Wagon, 110 Station Wagon

Key features:

  • Corris Grey, Yulong White or Phoenix Orange paintwork
  • Santorini Black ‘Adventure’ grille, wheel arches, bonnet, roof, and rear door
  • Seven-inch LED projector headlamps
  • Clear indicator lenses
  • Underbody sill and sump protectors
  • Atlas ‘Defender’ bonnet script
  • Gloss Black split-spoke diamond-turned alloy wheels
  • Goodyear MT/R tyres with white lettering
  • Bright Pack
  • Decals on front wings
  • Windsor Leather upholstery
  • Windsor Leather front passenger facia
  • Leather trimmed door panels
  • Bright Aluminium finish clock and air vent bezels
  • Aluminium interior door handles and door locks
  • Bright finish and rubber pedals
  • Santorini Black centre console
  • Fully wrapped leather steering wheel
  • Perforated leather gear knobs, handbrake lever and grab handles
  • Ebony Alston headlining
  • Heritage logo carpet floor mats

Land Rover kicks off Year of Defender, the retiring of a legend

I never got around to posting this when it was announced back in January, I’ll break it up over a few posts.  It’s sad to see it go but they really put some great thought for its drive into the sunset, if only they could have gotten some surprise US import exemption…

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LAND ROVER LAUNCHES A YEAR OF DEFENDER CELEBRATIONS WITH GIANT 1KM SAND DRAWING AND TRIO OF LIMITED EDITIONS

· World’s most iconic vehicle drawn on huge 1km scale on the same beach used to sketch the original design 68 years ago

· Heritage, Adventure and Autobiography Limited Edition Defenders announced

· Solihull production of current Defender due to end in December 2015

Whitley, UK, January 7 2015 – Land Rover has gone back to the place where it all began to start a year-long celebration of the iconic Defender. A unique 1km sand drawing at Red Wharf Bay in Anglesey, UK, marks the launch of three exclusive limited edition models and the beginning of an exciting new chapter in the Defender story.

As UK production of the current Defender enters its final phase, Land Rover will use 2015 to celebrate its global automotive icon.

Land Rover Vehicle Line Director Nick Rogers explains the significance of recreating one of the world’s most iconic vehicles: “Passion and enthusiasm surround everything we do with Defender, and that will never change. With a history stretching back 68 years, this is a Land Rover that has thrived for decades on its unquestionable capability and iconic shape. I now have the honour of being one of the many enthusiasts at Land Rover committed to creating a fitting successor to the legendary Defender.”

To mark the announcement Land Rover has created the largest sand drawing ever produced in the UK. A Defender outline measuring a staggering 1km across was drawn on the beach at Red Wharf Bay in Anglesey using a fleet of six Land Rovers. The unique image is a tribute to the moment in 1947 when the engineering director of Rover, Maurice Wilks, first sketched the shape for the original Land Rover in the sand of Red Wharf Bay and proposed the idea to his brother Spencer, Rover’s managing director.

“My father met his brother on the beach at Red Wharf Bay and made a drawing in the sand of how he thought the Land Rover could be made,” said Stephen Wilks, son of Maurice. “That was the start of it all, the conception of Land Rover.”

The Wilks family owned land on the Welsh island and Maurice wanted a versatile vehicle that could double as a light tractor and off-roader. His forward-thinking design was christened the ‘Land Rover’, the outline of which we now recognise as the Defender.

Creating the giant piece of temporary artwork at Red Wharf Bay required a fleet of six Land Rovers, each towing an agricultural 12-foot harrow to draw the unmistakable outline of the Defender in the sand. The vehicles chosen for the race against the Anglesey tides chart the evolution of the Defender from its introduction in 1948 to the present day.

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A Land Rover Series I, II and III were joined on the beach by a Ninety from the Eighties, a Defender 90 Hard Top and a Defender 110 Station Wagon. The immaculate Series II once belonged to the Wilks family and in memory of the moment originally enacted by their fathers, cousins Stephen and Nick Wilks, the sons of Maurice and Spencer Wilks respectively, were on hand to take part. They helped to draw the continuous 4.52km line – the length of 1,118 Defender 90 Station Wagons – into the sand with just minutes to spare before it was erased by the incoming tide.

The event witnessed the debut of the Defender Celebration Series; three exciting new limited edition models which each celebrate a different element of Defender’s unique history. The Heritage, Adventure and Autobiography Editions are all powered by Land Rover’s proven 2.2-litre diesel engine and are available to order now.

Land Rover is also investigating the possibility of maintaining production of the current Defender at an overseas production facility, after the close of UK manufacturing. Any continuation would see low volume production maintained for selected fleets and special vehicle applications for sale outside the EU.

Limited Edition Defenders

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The three hotly anticipated limited edition Defender models celebrate a different element of the vehicle’s versatile character.

“We wanted to mark the end of Defender production at Solihull with a special edition but coming up with a single identity was impossible, so we developed three very different interpretations of the Defender to reflect its strength and breadth of character,” said Nick Rogers. “Whether our customers want to celebrate Land Rover’s unrivalled off-road heritage, demand the ultimate in terms of design and performance or have a genuine thirst for adventure, there will be a limited edition Defender that will be fit for purpose.”

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The exclusive Autobiography Edition promises more performance, luxury and comfort than ever before thanks to its comprehensive equipment list, unique duo-tone paintwork, full Windsor leather upholstery and a power upgrade from 122PS to 150PS. Available in the UK and Europe from April, the Autobiography Edition will be produced exclusively as a 90 Station Wagon and priced from £61,500 (€64,000)*.

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The Heritage Edition is inspired by early Land Rover models and mixes nostalgic design cues with modern creature comforts. It will be available in global markets and is identified by distinctive Grasmere Green paintwork and a contrasting white roof. A heritage grille and HUE 166 graphics, recalling the registration plate of the first ever pre-production Land Rover nicknamed ‘Huey’, also identify the Heritage model. It hits showrooms from August priced from £30,900 (€39,900)*.

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The exciting new Adventure Edition also arrives in dealerships from August. The Adventure Edition will be available in global markets and is aimed at Land Rover customers who relish the great outdoors and embrace the Defender’s ‘go anywhere, do anything’ attitude. It comes fitted with additional underbody protection and Goodyear MT/R tyres to boost the Defender’s already class-leading all-terrain capability. Unique decals and a leather-trimmed cabin ensure the Adventure Edition stands out from the Defender crowd. The Adventure Edition is priced from £38,400 (€45,900)*.