The Land Rover Defender Hard-Top is your new van robust

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We now know quite well the new Land Rover Defender. The fact that he managed to be at the height of the tidal wave of hype before its revelation says it all – it is quite stunning.The main criticism? “The versions of launch are too fancy and high-quality to be real beasts of burden,” to quote directly from our new critical Defender. Problems that are somewhat resolved by this that you see here. It is the Defender Hard Top, and it is to all intents and purposes the commercial vehicle Defender that the real nerds will be the most excited.

The name Hard Top goes back to 1950, to give the van Defender a certain credibility retro, since that is probably what many buyers expect. Prices start at 35500 £ before VAT (it is a commercial vehicle, after all), which is about five thousand less than a Defender 90 ordinary five-seater, while the hardtop may end up being a couple more if you are a private buyer, adding the VAT.

Although it is actually the Defender entry-level range, it was designed by the operations team of special vehicles of Jaguar Land Rover. The boss of SVO, Michael van der Sande, said: “we will maximize the functionality and usability of the cargo space of a new Defender, with durable materials and storage solutions that are smart to ensure that it exceeds the ability of any Defender Hard Top before.”

The appropriate technical specifications have not yet been published, but you can expect that the four-cylinder diesel engines are given priority so that they will be available in wheelbases-90 and 110 – alias in three or five doors – and you can expect to as much toughness off-road as a Defender of ordinary on which it is based.

It remorquera up to 3.5 tonnes when its loading bay probably huge is not big enough for your needs also. Unless the latter is equivalent to “owning an example of every breed of dog on the planet”, we advise you to re-evaluate these needs.

And these retro touches disappear completely when it comes to technology. In addition to the opportunity for their Defender to receive software updates live, business owners will also be able to track the fuel level of the Hard Tops they own via the application, as well as its location and its history of travel. Therefore, any travel that morally questionable in the castle of Barnard is quickly spotted.

Like what you see? Or do you really want your Defender to be “classy and upscale”?

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