The all-new Land Rover Defender has already captured the imagination of the public and made a similar number in the team here at Auto Express. Like many of you, we were attracted to spend a lot of time on the Land Rover online car configurator, choosing the Defender specifications we would order in an ideal world – all in the name of research, you know,
the results are varied with these Auto Express Defenders provoking a lot of division and ridicule in the office, so we decided to share and encourage you to do the same with your custom Land Rover Defender configurations on Social Media hashtag #aedefender Show us what Art indicated and tell us why. To this page we will add the best (and the worst) …
Land Rover Defender Configurator Creations
Land Rover's efforts to recreate an off-road icon were always met with danger simply because the original Defender and the Land Rovers series before it meant so much to so many people. The whole JLR design team and engineers had to please everyone all the time.
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When you look at the online configurator, it seems that they have decided to do so, offering the new Defender with a wide range of different specifications, accessories and extras. The scope to create your personalized Defender is huge, even by today's standards in the automotive industry.
Important decisions must be made. Do you configure a rigid, Defender hose shield designed for paddle, hay bales and buried cattle? Or are you throwing a list of options at making money without an object better suited to more modern parts of the city than unexplored swamps? And when you're done, will your efforts stand out as a discerning car connoisseur or a solid gold plunker? Also, tell us about the hashtag for #aedefender …
Steve Fowler's Defender
Base Price: £ 53 81
Options: £ 14453012]
Along the way: £ 70,133
Editor-in-Chief Steve Fowler seeks an aggressive look with his defender. It has an Urban Pack that includes a metal counterfeit plate and a spare wheel cover plus a body protection kit and 22-inch wheels. Inside, he spent another £ 500 in 12-way adjustable heated and cooled seats, but also went for the Advanced Off-Road Capability Pack with a full Terrain Response 2 outboard so it's not a purely urban warrior.
James Batchelor's Defender
Base Price: 43 370
Options: 7 270
On the Road: 52 521 £
Our- big tried to keep things relatively simple with his Defender 110 D200. He has been using Defender County 110 since the late 1980s as his inspiration, so his Tasman Blue gloss paint configuration is a must, as is the white roof and off-road white steel wheels. He also handled the Country package with its fenders, wheel arch protection and black roof bars for a classic look.
In terms of interior, this was a back-to-back feel for the plastic steering wheel and fabric seats, and the Country Package also provided the inside of a portable rinse system and a share of cargo space. Unfortunately, a spare wheel mounted on the hood and door graphics in the county are not on the huge options list
Defender Richard Ingram
Base Price: 53 810
Options: ] 9,115
Along the way: £ 64 835,00
Review Editor Rich has many clear ideas about how a quarterback should be done. "I have never subscribed to the idea that Land Rover should be a workhorse based on fundamentals. In recent years, the company has proven that you don't have to sacrifice luxury for a true opportunity anywhere – just take a look at the latest Discovery and top-of-the-range Range Rovers.
"I found my" protector "mid-SE in the middle with Indus Silver paint, 20-inch wheels and a sliding panoramic roof. There are heated and cooled leather seats and a three-zone climate control too. The D240 piercing diesel should give it enough to move off-road. “
Dean Gibson & # 39; s Defender
Base Price: £ 43,370
Options: £ 16,256  En route: £ 61,496
In his own words, content editor Dean went for a "full UN specification" with his Defender, starting with the entry-level model in white. Then the configurator expanded the entire list of options before it and things went out of use. Dean succeeded in breaking his own UN Convention with optional extras worth £ 16,000.
James Brody's Defender
Base Price: N / A
Options: all  Along the way: Price on application
Restraint is not a word contained in the otherwise extensive vocabulary of writer James Brody. He actually managed to break the Land Rover Defender configurator by scattering excess box. "I just spent centuries trying to make it as expensive as possible and now it won't give me a price," he complained.
James claims that he wants to upgrade to a short wheelbase 90, which would be his only money-saving solution in the whole structure, but they are not yet in the configurator. By not specifying a price for Brody's defender, the Land Rover configurator algorithm apparently takes the view that it cannot afford it. Very reasonable.
Luke Wilkinson's Defender
Base Price: 43 370
Along the way: £ 47,919
Our resident north writer Luke Wilkinson, originally from a particularly rural part of Cumbria, mostly populated by farmers. As such, the old Defender 110 is a common sight on the road for him – and he says most of them look like this. Blue paint, white roof, steel wheels and inner fabric.
Powered by the initial 2.0-liter D200 diesel engine – and is fully standard, with the exception of two accessories. First, the towbar when you have to tow a trailer full of sheep for auction. Second, and most importantly, a trunk barrier to stop your excitement from the cabin from slamming around the cabin on the way to the field.
Defender of Alastair Crooks
Base Price: £ 49,880
Options: £ 11,941
Along the way: 63 691 £
Content Editor Alastair Crooks believes the original Land Rover Defender had an identity crisis by the end of its 67-year production, and says the new one needs to come back as a research vehicle.
'The Protector should not be used for cruises around the most fashionable parts of London, it should be for the creation of memories, adventures and records. Seeing a squeaky clean defender parked on a suburban street just screamed at wasted potential. That is why my dream advocate is prepared to cause great suspense and get dirty while I do it. ”
Pete Biden's Defender
Base Price: £ 49,880
Options: £ 5,605
Along the way: 57 355 £
maker Pete Biden has no plans to take his quarterback out of the way, so he's off to a design to simplify things. It is a mid-range 110 S with the D240 engine to give it a bit of a kick, while Santorini Black paint and glossy black wheels give it an impressive road look. Options have been retained to some extent, but several creature comforts have been added, such as the cold-climate package and three-zone climate control.
Defender of Jonathan Byrne
Base Price: £ 50 755
Options: £ 7,099
En route: 59 724 £
Retro Outside and modern inside, here's what a modern interpretation of the defender should look like? News editor Johnny Byrne tackles the finale of Pangea Green, which is a nod to the iconic Defender 1 series known as Hue 166, while the white steel wheels and matching roof complete the retro stroke. The 2.0-liter D200 diesel will be more than adequate and will help keep the price down to a relatively reasonable level.
Defender of Alex Ingram
Base Price: 46 455
Options: 17 058 £
On the Road: 65 353 £
Preference for Writer Alex Ingram is in the '90s over the' 110s, but since he's not yet available for order, he wants you to imagine "your" Defender, finished with Gondwana Stone paint and a black roof, looks so much more folded . The Auto Express team has a lot of love for steels, but Alex doesn't think the white coating is a match for his color scheme, so he went down for the Style 5094 18-inch wheels.
Inside there is Khaki Interior, sound Meridian system (it is brilliant with other JLR cars so would be a useful option) and the digital rearview mirror "clear". And although he doesn't own a dog, he went for the portable laundry system. Just in case.
Jake Weaver's Defender
Base Price: 77 465
Options: £ 21 411
En route: £ 100 211
from Essex. The taste of Jake Weaver's editor in cars is often questioned and his advocate does nothing to curb this trend. With a whopping £ 21,000 options, his defender manages to break through the £ 100,000 price tag, though you wouldn't think of it when you watch it. Unlike many other quarterbacks on this list, Jake has opted for 22-inch alloy wheels rather than the traditional "stelli", as he knows that it is very unlikely to ever get a wheel off the road.
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