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Defender 75th Limited Edition is a Fitting Tribute to the Original Land Rover

It was in 1948 when the Series 1 Land Rover was shown at the Amsterdam Motor Show, birthing an icon bathed n a distinctive green hue, complete with similarly coloured wheels. Seventy-five years later, Land Rover is throwing a big birthday party in its own style with a limited-edition Defender. The Defender 75th Limited Edition just like the original model, gets a smattering of green paint everywhere and arrives in both 90 as well as 110 body styles.

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Land Rover Defender 75th Anniversary Edition | Image: Land Rover

The colour is called ‘Grasmere Green’ and the exterior design also gets a 75 Years graphic. Just like on the original model, the 20-inch alloy wheels are also in Grasmere Green with matching centre caps while there are ‘Ceres Silver’ coloured bumpers too.

Inside, some elements are also painted green but Land Rover has resisted the temptation to go overboard and instead, has kept it relatively subtle. The Cross Car Beam for example is finished in brushed Grasmere Green Powder Coat and there is laser-etched detailing on the Cross Car Beam end caps. The seats are trimmed in Resist Ebony, while the veneer on the centre console is made from a material called Robustec – a robust fabric.

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Land Rover Defender 75th Anniversary Edition | Image: Land Rover

Another interesting design trait that doffs its cap to the original Land Rover is the fact that all 75th Limited Edition models feature a folding fabric roof. Further on, this special edition is also equipped with Tow hitch receiver, black roof rails and an advanced OFF-ROAD Capability Package. Standard equipment on offer is generous including a 3D Surround Camera, Configurable Terrain Response, Meridian Sound System, the 11.4-inch Pivi Pro infotainment system, a Head-Up Display, 14-way driver and passenger heated electric memory seats, heated steering wheel with electronic adjustments, three-zone climate control etc.

“Since revealing the new Defender, customers around the globe have fallen in love with it and demand remains extremely strong,” said Stuart Frith, lifecycle chief engineer Defender. “This new Limited Edition captures the spirit of the past 75 years, with its colour and detailing, and fuses it with innovative, Configurable Terrain Response, software over the air updates and unrivalled all-terrain capability.”

This special edition isn’t available with a roaring V8 as instead, it’s the sensible P400 Ingenium mild-hybrid powertrain and it’s actually well suited to the new Defender too. Rather fittingly, there would be only 75 examples on offer with prices starting from $152,077.

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Land Rover Defender 75th Anniversary Edition | Image: Land Rover

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Land Rover Defender 75th Anniversary Edition | Image: Land Rover

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Land Rover Defender 75th Anniversary Edition | Image: Land Rover

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Land Rover Defender 75th Anniversary Edition | Image: Land Rover

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Land Rover Defender 75th Anniversary Edition | Image: Land Rover

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Land Rover Defender 75th Anniversary Edition | Image: Land Rover

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Somnath Chatterjee

Somnath Chatterjee is an experience car journalist and automotive expert. His supercar reviews, interviews and industry features have appeared in global publications such as Upscale living, Robb Report and Yahoo Lifestyle Asia. Somnath specialises in luxury and lifestyle-oriented features with a focus on automobiles, aviation and luxury. He also holds a Post Graduate in International Business from the University of Dehli.