Land Rover has grown sick and tired of aftermarket companies pimping its wares – often with scant regard for functionality or taste - and creaming off cash it could be keeping for itself. For this reason the new Defender’s options list is… comprehensive. Two wheelbases, four engines, several trim levels, four increasingly beardy bundles - Urban, Country, Adventure and Explorer – and the ability to add any option individually (from aluminium dog ramps, to a sardine-tin peel-back roof), it’s quite the minefield.
Our first encounter with the new Defender was in Namibia – a place where off-road tyres are less about achieving that perfect arch-filling stance, and more about not getting stranded in the desert and dying a slow and crispy death. So let’s take a closer look at the various bit that were added to ‘our’ Pangea Green Defender 110 D240 to make it unstoppable in the Namibian desert.