17/07/2012 Land Rover Defender XTech Special Edition
Land Rover has revealed a new special edition of the Defender, known as the XTech. It’s the successor to a previous special version of the 2011-model Defender, and adds various cosmetic appendages to boost the urban chic appeal of the rugged Landie even further.
It’s based on the 2012MY Defender, so retains the cleaner, more modern 2.2-litre diesel engine. Giving the XTech Defender a brawny but understated look are the two colour options: Orkney Grey, or a new colour exclusive to the special edition Defender, Nara Bronze. Whichever is chosen, it will contrast with the Santorini Black roof and wheelarches. The headlight surrounds, decals and wheels are also painted black, with the latter being shod in chunky off-road tyres.
A classier finish is afforded to the XTech editions than may be expected from a standard Defender. The Ebony part-leather seats have their headrests embossed with the Land Rover logo, while the carpet mats have the same emblem woven in.
Standard equipment levels reach beyond those of typical Defenders, too. Traction control, ABS, air-con, remote central locking and heated seats and windscreen are all specified as standard on the XTech.
UK pricing for the XTech special edition Defender starts at £27,995. It’s available in 90 Hard Top or 110 Utility body styles.