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While the New Defender has taken command of the headlines the past few weeks, some die-hard Land Rover enthusiasts are disappointed by it. For those people, there is still hope: The Ineos Grenadier, the project to create a basic British-built 4x4 from billionaire (and major Land Rover fan) Jim Ratcliffe.
The New Defender’s launch in Frankfurt on September 10th draws inevitable connections to another Land Rover launch at a European motor show. On April 30, 1948, the Land-Rover was introduced at the Amsterdam Motor Show. In 2016, the truck that was at the Amsterdam show was found again, and restored by the Land Rover Classic Works, which has now unveiled the reborn vehicle to the public.
In 1955, a team of six students from Oxford and Cambridge Universities in England headed off on an unprecedented expedition: London to Singapore in two 86" Land Rover Series Is. In a world very different from today, the feat of driving to Asia was unprecedented. "First Overland" as it became known is now an iconic feat of expedition travel. Now, a new group of adventurers has set off decades later on the return journey -- and they're taking the same Land Rover with them.
Now that Range Rover Classics have risen in monetary value from "their weight in scrap metal" to "I wish I'd bought dozens when they were only worth their weight in scrap metal," lots of attention has turned to restoring these magnificent, mildly-complex, extremely rust-prone iconic 4x4s. If you've ever taken the wings off of an RRC and seen the rot that lies beneath, you know what I mean. So does George Karellas, who just finished a three-year restoration on his rusty Classic, and made a 90-minute stop-motion video of every single step to celebrate.
The biggest question mark hanging over the New Defender is, “how can it handle an expedition?” The old one (and its predecessors) has conquered every corner of the world for the past 71 years, and more than anything, the new one has to be able to survive and thrive in this domain. Land Rover seems to be trying to put the kibosh on any doubts of the new truck’s ability from the get-go, with “Expedition 001,” taking it from Kazakhstan to its Frankfurt Motor Show debut.
In their continuing pursuits of new technology that changes how humans interact with cars, Jaguar Land Rover has a new concept to preview: augmented reality 3D heads-up displays.
In a video put out by Land Rover Middle East-North Africa, the new Defender has taken to the dunes of the Arabian Peninsula with some of its elders, cutting a path to the future alongside a Series I, late Series IIA, and an end-of-run Defender 90.
After decades of waiting, and almost a year of sanctioned teasing by Land Rover, we now have a global and North American debut date for the all-new 2020 Defender.
Over the years, many Land Rovers have performed famous feats of expeditions. Some of these veteran Land Rovers are still around, while others have disappeared. Adam Bennett, a Land Rover enthusiast and restorer from Yorkshire, England, is on the hunt for some of the holy grails of missing Land Rovers.
Every automaker is trying to be greener these days. Jaguar Land Rover's largest efforts to protect the environment are in their push to electrify their model range. However, they're taking other steps, too, to reduce waste and recycle materials in their manufacturing process. They've made major advances in recycling both plastics and metals.
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