Preserve of the privileged
Despite rumours of a production run extension, Land Rover recently confirmed to us that production of its iconic off-roader will cease in January. However, the legend will live on for some time yet: the first examples of the new fun-sized Defender will be delivered to their gleeful new owners in Spring 2016. However, they’ll have to raid their piggy banks first, as the pedal car will cost around £10,000, owing to its hand-crafted aluminium body and genuine leather seats. In miniature form, it appears the Defender has finally completed its transition from the workhorse of the working class, to the preserve of the privileged.