Not all SUVs are equally aggressive, and inspire their view of shock and awe. Black angular box with a substantial ground clearance, with toothy rubber, produces an exceptionally peaceful experience. Expedition roof rack, snorkel, special pads of corrugated aluminum on the wings and the forgotten attribute of the jeep in the form of a spare wheel on the fifth door is immediately clear: a seasoned adventurer, the adventurer and shaggy geologist rolled into one. Probably knows a bunch of interesting tales a skewer.
Like any British, Defender rich in exterior details. Around the SUV you can spend hours walking around, tsokaya language. It is covered with rivets, absolutely all, simple optics flashlights bolted directly on top of the body and tube of the fuel tank shamelessly exhibited. Yes and what is he ashamed of his age.
The history of the model
The heir of the legendary Land Rover Series I, II and III appeared in 1983. Equipped with spring suspension and permanent all-wheel drive with two-stage razdatkoy and lock the center differential, it was produced in three – and five-door SUV or pickup truck. The name of the Defender model was given only in 1991, in order to distance it from the Discovery debuted.
After the upgrade, under the hood of the SUV managed to get row “six” BMW, “eight” Rover and Jaguar, and Ford diesels and engines of its own design. Transmission – primarily mechanic with five or six gears, but there were variants with Quad-band automatic ZF.
After a number of updates and upgrades, having to serve the army, police and other special services, Defender stayed on the line until 2016. While in 2018 a limited batch of vehicles equipped with a 5.0 V8 with a power of 405 HP, Defender at the moment, still awaiting a successor.