/Official: 2013 Land Rover Defender

Official: 2013 Land Rover Defender

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As the English equivalent of the G-Wagen, Land Rover Defender has maintained its classic looks for years and years. Sadly the next generation is getting all modern and funky, and is going to lose the rugged look of the current car – which has just received a thorough upgrade for its 2013 modelyear with new options and colors.

The new Defender now comes with a choice of four new contrast roof colours, a new premium seat design and upgraded in-car entertainment. There is also two new exterior body colours: Barolo Black and Havana. For the roof meanwhile you get Santorini Black, Indus Silver, Orkney Grey or Firenze Red.

Inside the cabin the new seats will bring you a bit more comfort, but you have to accept this is still very much a military car. But you will be enjoying the Alpine-branded Hi Line 150W low profile subwoofer system with 10cm coaxial speakers.

One of the biggest improvements in the new model concerns the 2.2 liter diesel engine, which is now EU5 compatible. Developing 122PS and peak torque of 360Nm, this engine works in tandem with a six-speed gearbox to take you from 0 to 60 mph in about 15 seconds before hitting its top speed of 90 mph.

Available in three different wheelbases and in both standard and heavy-duty guise, the 2013 Model Year Defender goes on sale from September 2012 with prices starting from £22,350.

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The Land Rover Defender continues to offer four option packs which comprise of the following:

Cold Climate Pack
Heated front seats
Heated windscreen
Comfort Pack
Air Conditioning
Audio System – Single Slot CD & Radio with MP3/AUX
Convenience Pack
Convenience Pack
Electric Front Windows
Remote Central Locking
Off Road Pack
All terrain Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Electronic Traction Control (ETC)
Heavy Duty Steel Wheel – Goodyear MT/R Tubeless Tyre
Tow Ball, Drop Plate and Electrics
Under Ride Protection Bar
Roof Appointment Pack
Glass – Rear 1/4 Windows
Roof – Station Wagon
Exterior Pack
Mudflaps – Front
Roof Appointment Pack
Roof – Body colour
Step – Rear Folding
Wheel Arches – Body colour
Style Pack
Boost Alloy Wheel & Continental ContiCrossContact AT Tyre
Front & rear antiroll bar
Locking Wheel Nuts
Metallic Paint
Tow Ball, Drop Plate and Electrics

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