The Land Rover Defender is a British motor; the green 4x4 was initially called the LR Ninety or the LR One Ten. This off-road vehicle was first launched in 1948, but sadly after over sixty years of famosity this beloved vehicle will soon come to a crashing end. The Land Rover Defender has always been a popular motor among farmers and utility workers. Other Land Rover Defender devotees are off-road explorers.
The faithful Land Rover Defender
The Land Rover was introduced using numbers to identify the wheelbase line-up. The One Ten were symbolic of a 110-inch wheelbase, and the Ninety reflected the 93-inch wheelbase. To follow was the 127-inch wheelbase and the 130-inch wheelbase. The bigger the wheelbase the heavier the loads the Land Rover could carry.
The change of name from the number identification to Land Rover Defender was introduced late 1990. Along with its new name came many changes such as a turbo diesel, alloy cylinder head, oil separator filters and many other tuned up components.
From this point on the Land Rover Defender was not just seen as the farmer's vehicle; its appeal soon latched on to off-road users, and safari adventurers.
Since, the first introduction of the Land Rover approximately two million models have been sold. The not-so environmentally green vehicle will end its production in December 2015. Any car manufacturer wishing to introduce a successor will have to radically invent an emissions friendly motor.
The Land Rover Defender options are open for a reinvention. Experts agree that if any changes are made, it needs to be perfect in the view of the fact that this motor is an icon. If a reinvention occurs, the hope is to expand its appeal to a variety of motorists other than farmers, rescue services and utility drivers.
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