Land Rover unveils limited-edition Defender for the US

Land Rover unveils limited-edition Defender for the US

Ever since its introduction in September 2019, there has been no shortage of variants, editions, and tuner versions of the new Land Rover Defender. To add to it, Land Rover has officially engineered a new special edition version of the Defender for the US market, dubbed as the Defender Trophy Edition. 

This special version of the Defender which is limited to 220 units, pays tribute to the company’s iconic Camel Trophy expedition vehicles. The car presents us with a host of feature improvements and styling tweaks that are inspired by the classic off-road challenge cars that were used to compete between 1980 and 2000.

Land Rover Defender Trophy

Now, talking of the 2022 Defender 110 P400 X-Dynamic SE based Trophy Edition, it resonates with a color scheme of Black and Eastnor Yellow, presenting us with a theme of the awards. However, there’s a difference in design, when compared to the original competition cars. 

Land Rover Defender Trophy

The original competition cars featured a Camel logo on the sipdoors. However, given that the automaker couldn’t use the cigarette company’s branding for legal reasons, Land Rover resolved the issues by a smart logo placement. The automaker has designed a new logo for this special-edition Defender. Interestingly, this logo looks somewhat like a camel.

Other components of this off-roading car include a front bash plate, an expedition roof rack, rubber floor mats, mud flaps, an integrated air compressor, and a deployable ladder that connects the car to its roof. What’s more? The automaker has also provided a provision for a winch as an optional extra.

Land Rover Defender Trophy

Talking of the powertrain offered in the Defender Trophy Edition, the car is based on Land Rover’s X-Dynamic SE specification. Thus, powering this special edition vehicle is the brand’s P400 turbocharged 3.0L straight-six mild-hybrid petrol engine. 

The powerful engine churns out a solid 395 hp of power, besides giving out 550 Nm of peak torque. The power travels to all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic gearbox. 

Lastly, as a part of the purchase, and to make things more interesting for the buyers, Land Rover will run an exclusive off-road adventure event with slots available on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Also read: Toyota puts a ban on resale of the Land Cruiser 300 Series

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