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Land Rover launches limited edition Defender

autos Updated: May 03, 2013 16:49 IST
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Land Rover launches limited edition Defender


Land Rover has launched a limited edition Defender, called the LXV, to celebrate its 65


The Defender LXV (65 in Roman numerals) is based on the 90” Hard Top model. Its 2.2-litre diesel engine and six-speed manual gearbox are directly carried over from the standard car.

Externally, the LXV can be identified by its Corris Grey roof, grille and headlight surrounds. LXV and Union flag decals also feature. The interior changes include leather seats with orange contrast stitching and embossed LXV logos.

The first Land Rover was produced on April 30, 1948, making the brand 65 years old today. To further mark the occasion, Land Rover is organising an exhibition of heritage vehicles at its first proving ground, Packington Estate.

The celebratory event at Packington House near Solihull will include over 130 vehicles. Packington was used to develop the first Land Rover in 1947-48, up until the original Range Rover prototypes in the early 1970s. The event will feature a raft of historic Land Rovers as well as the current range, including the Defender Electric and nine-speed Evoque.