The Land Rover Defender is a British four-wheel drive off-road vehicles tool developed from the original Land Rover Series launched in 1948. In October 2013 Land Rover has announced that production will end in December 2015 years after a continuous period of 67 years.
Land Rover Defender Name, Badge Awards
The model was introduced in 1983 as the “Land Rover Ninety,” and “Land Rover One Ten”, with the numbers representing the wheelbase in inches. The number is written entirely in advertising and in handbooks and manuals, as well as vehicles carried badges above the radiator grille, which read “Land Rover 90” or “Land Rover 110”, with the number rendered numerically. Ninety and One Ten replaced the earlier Land Rover Series, and at run time, just a different model of Land Rover Range Rover has been manufacturing.
In 1989, the third was by Land Rover to be produced in parallel with the other two Land Rover Discovery. To avoid any misunderstanding, since 1991. Ninety and One Ten were renamed “Defender 90” and “Defender 110”. These carried front badges mentioned “Defender” badge on the rear of the vehicle saying “Defender 90” or “110”. Defender current model, from 2007, still has space above the radiator for the badge, but it’s just empty, and have a “Land Rover” written by the front edge of the bonnet in raised individual letters. At the rear is a new “” Defender “badge of highlighting the” noise “. On these current models there are no badges defining the wheelbase model of the vehicle.
127 inches (3226 mm) wheelbase Land Rover 127, available since 1985, always traded with the name rendered numerically. After the adoption of the name of Defender, has become a “Defender 130”, although the wheelbase remained unchanged. North American Specification (NAS) Defenders sold between 1993 and 1997, he said only, “Land Rover” no “90” or “110” followed by a number.
Land Rover Defender Versions
Land Rover 110 in Australia : Continuing SIII Australian made Stage 1 4BD1 Isuzu diesel variant, Jaguar Rover Australia (JRA) has developed Isuzu 4BD1 (See List of Isuzu engines) diesel-powered 110 on sale as the only consumer Australia.
In 1993 Land Rover Defender launched in North America (ie the United States and Canada) market. Although the Range Rover was sold there since 1987, it was the first time Land Rover were sold tools since 1974. In order to meet strict US Department of transportation regulations, ranging from security disaster for lighting, as well as the very different requirements of US buyers, North American Specification (NAS) Defenders were far-reaching changes. The initial batch of export was 525 Defender 110 County Station Wagon: 500 in the United States and 25 in Canada. They are equipped with a V8 petrol engine and 3.9-liter five-speed manual gearbox. All vehicles were white (except one specially painted black for Ralph Lauren). They wore full external roll-cage and higher rates of side and rear lights. All are equipped with factory air conditioning system.
Land Rover Defender (Military Defenders)
Used Land Rover Defender has been used by many of the world’s armed forces, including the US, in some limited capacity, after the experience with the vehicle during the first Gulf War, where US forces found the British army vehicles to be more capable and better suited to work in urban areas and improving the air than a Humvee. The British Army has used Land Rover in 1950, like many countries of the Commonwealth of Nations. The British Army replaced its fleet of Series III with one of dozens in 1985, with a smaller fleet nineties following in 1986. Both used the 2.5-liter naturally aspirated diesel engine. These older vehicles are reaching the end of their life services, and many sold on the civilian market of the late 1990s.
In 1994 Land Rover Defender XD created (XD = additional duty) to replace and complement these vehicles. Powered by 300Tdi engines, XD has a much stronger chassis, with fiber tape around the welds in the housing and around the points of stress massively increase the capacity. XD was available in both the Defender 90 and 110 forms and the British army known as the Land Rover wolves. Typically, 110 inches (2794 mm), soft or hard tops, they are used to patrol, communications and supply duties. 90XDs are less common, but are usually ordered as soft or hard top best light vehicles collaboration and communication. Short wheelbase vehicles lack the necessary capacity of a modern army, and increased power lifting heavy helicopters made more easily air transportable- 110s historic advantage of smaller, lighter 90.
Land Rover Defender Special Editions
In 1992, he produced the first special edition Land Rover Defender. Called 90SV (SV stands for “special purpose vehicles”, as all vehicles were produced by special vehicle Land Rover Operations Department), they were painted turquoise and were equipped with a black canvas soft-top with standard door tops. Alloy wheels are also equipped with rear disc brakes (the first in the Land Rover). Despite the sporty appearance of the vehicle, it used a standard turbodiesel 200Tdi. Only 90 were made for the British market.
On the 50th anniversary of Land Rover in 1998 created two special editions. The first was 50. The defender, who was in fact a NAS (North American specification) Defender 90 combo. It was powered by a 190 hp (140 kW), 4.0-liter V8 petrol engine and the first Land Rover outside North America to be equipped with an automatic transmission. Air conditioning has made them very comfortable vehicles. For UK and Europe were painted Atlantis blue, dark green-blue color flip-flop, and had a protection cage roll-over protection device for the front seats. A total of 1071 50th Anniversary defenders were built, 385 for the UK domestic market, the rest to Japan, Europe and the Middle East.
The second was a 1998 special edition “Heritage”, intended to refer to the early days of Land Rover in 1940. Available in 90 or 110 station wagon form, heritage was only available in two original colors offered by the company – green and dark brown green light pastel Atlantic. Metal mesh front grille effect, body-colored alloy wheels and side mirrors and door hinges and windows were painted silver employed to Heritage look similar to the original series I from 1948. Inside, special instruments were used, with a black-beige-one displays . The drive was standard TD5 diesel engine and transmission for four-wheel drive.
Land Rover Defender Exchange
Replacing the Defender of the new model is in the planning stages for many years. The current Defender is produced since 1991 did not meet US safety requirements since 1998, and since then, Land Rover is offering us more luxury buyers LR2 (Freelander) and LR4 (Discovery) instead. Complete replacement will be needed by 2015, when the new European regulations regarding crash safety for pedestrians to make the current draft of date.
DC100 Concept Vehicles and DC100 Sport have been disclosed in the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. DC100 is a conventional three-door Regional turbocharged diesel engine with a capacity of 2.0 liters and DC100 Sport is a pick-up of two people with the 2.0-liter petrol engine. In contrast to the current Ombudsman of 93-inch, 110-inch and 130-inch wheelbases, DC100 was presented in a 100-inch wheelbase (DC100 Defender Concept 100 = “wheelbase) only.
The vehicle, which, according to project director Gerry McGovern, Land Rover will bear little resemblance to the DC100, according to some sources, is in production by 2015 and will replace the 25-year-old model, which is the longest production of every Land Rover vehicle. Land Rover is planning 60,000 to 80,000 units per year, which broke the record between 55,000 to 60,000 1.970.