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NEW MODELS W A T C H T H
NEW MODELS W A T C H T H I S S P A C E The excitement is building as one of the world’s most eagerly awaited car launches draws near. Get ready for the new Land Rover Defender... The Defender is the direct descendant of one of the world’s best-loved cars, the Series Land Rover – the pioneering all-terrain passenger vehicle. That lineage is evident both in its iconic shape and in a steely toughness that sees decades-old examples still on the road (and for that matter, off-road too). From farmland to outback, and urban jungle to safari park, the Defender is a global motoring icon. Which is why the forthcoming launch of the new Land Rover Defender later this year is a major event – not only for Land Rover, but millions of enthusiasts worldwide. Teams at Land Rover are working at full tilt to ensure that the new Defender is as much of a game-changer as the original. While evolved for today’s world, it will never compromise on capability, as you can see from this scene captured on a test cycle in the US. In fact, camouflaged prototypes are being tested to the extreme all over the world, be it in the deepfreeze of Arjeplog, the rocky heat of Utah, or on the specially designed test circuits of Eastnor in the UK. It will certainly be the go-anywhere vehicle for a new generation, with purposeful and durable design and exceptional all-terrain capability. But equally, it will have the all-round composure to take on the rest of life’s challenges, in that typically Defender way: with calm, assured strength. With the launch of the new Defender just months away, get set for full details in a future issue of Onelife. PHOTOGRAPH: NICK DIMBLEBY 20
Land Rover Magazine showcases stories from around the world that celebrate inner strength and the drive to go Above and Beyond.
In this issue, New Defender is put through its paces by two inspirational young adventurers as they prepare for an expedition to the South Pole. We also celebrate 50 years of Range Rover by taking a journey of discovery to Dubai. As well as looking back, we look to future as a group of visionaries explain the technologies that could change the future for all of us.