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In addition to the 'S' and 'SE' trim levels,
five new option packs have been introduced to the Defender for 2012 to offer
more bespoke combinations including, for the first time, part leather seats and
leather steering wheel across the model range. The option packs comprise of the
Comfort Pack- Air conditioning, CD Player with auxiliary input
and convenience pack.
Exterior Pack- Brunel grille and headlamp
surrounds, body colored roof, wheel arches and side runners.
Pack- Carpeted floors, high line cubby, part leather seats and leather steering
wheel. Rear stowage net is included in Station Wagons and Hard Tops and the roof
appointment pack is included in 90 Hard Tops.
Leather Pack-Part leather
seats and leather steering wheel are available on all body styles for the first
Off-Road Pack- ABS, heavy duty rim and MTR tire, tow ball and
under-ride protection bar.
In response to customer feedback, a plain
black Pick Up hood will now be available as an option whilst a plain beige hood
will be introduced for the 110 Double Cab Pick Up. Both options are in addition
to existing styles.
Further enhancements for 2012 include the addition of
tinted glass on all models and the option of part leather seats. A new gloss
black, Saw Tooth alloy wheel with MTR tire is also being introduced as an option
on Station Wagon and Hard Top body styles.
The Defender's facia is based
on a single, large moulding supported on a robust steel rail to help eliminate
squeaks and rattles. The instruments provide clear, concise information to the
driver, and details like all-LED instrument illumination help ensure high
standards of reliability. Versatile stowage shelves are conveniently located for
both the driver and passenger and two console options are available: a practical
open-tray design that keeps contents to hand and a large, lidded design that
provides an impressive 14-liters of stowage.
A powerful heating and
ventilation system is designed to cope with the most extreme climates and
features aluminium plate and fin heat exchangers to deliver impressive
Tall front seats are designed to improve maximum back
support and head restraint ergonomics in the most demanding driving conditions
and there are robust, supportive second row seats too. 110 Station Wagon and 130
Crew Cab models can comfortably accommodate three occupants on an
asymmetrically-split second row seat. A spring-assisted fold mechanism helps
when folding the seats for carrying large or awkward loads.
Station Wagon second row occupants benefit from a pair of individual, full-size,
forward-facing rear seats. Providing excellent comfort levels, these seats are
also available as a third row option on the 110 Station Wagon. Accessed either
through the rear door or by folding the second row seats, they can be easily
folded and stowed sideways in the loadspace.
Seat trims include durable
all-vinyl and cloth specifications; a half-leather option is also available to
add a touch of luxury to the cabin. Three-point safety belts are specified for
all seating positions.
14 Body Styles
vehicle architecture has been retained for 2012. The chassis frame is available
in three different wheelbases and in both standard and heavy-duty guise (for
even greater load-bearing capabilities). A total of 14 separate body styles -
from pick-ups and soft-tops to crew cabs and station wagons - are produced on
the mainstream production line. Beyond this, Land Rover's Special Vehicle
Operations team offer a range of products from standard drop-side or box-body
conversions to bespoke design and build adaptations into ambulances, mobile
hydraulic platforms and even airport fire tenders - all of which are covered by
Land Rover's extensive warranty.
Land Rover Defender: Photo Gallery, Review (1/2) and Specifications