Miss the Land Rover Defender? Looks like it’s coming back to our part of the world!
August 18, 2019

Born of the sand, no other vehicle’s legend is ingrained in the history of our region like the Land Rover Defender.  From forging the first tracks in the plunging desert dunes of the Middle East, to navigating the wadis and climbing the world’s peaks, the Defender captured the hearts of adventurers across the world.

Production of the Defender ceased in January 2016, after 68 years and more than 2 million cars.  Now, a little over two years later, Land Rover MENA is preparing for the return of an icon, with an emotional teaser video celebrating the legacy of the Defender family.

Tougher than ever, the new Defender builds on its nomadic DNA, evolving the model for the modern world with an edgier look and an upgraded specification sheet. Shaped by over 1.2 million kilometres of on and off-road testing and development in 11 countries, the new Defender promises to bring unparalleled breadth of capability and new levels of comfort and driveability to the Land Rover family.

As the region gears for the model’s return, Land Rover Middle East has previewed the vehicle’s assured capabilities across the sand dunes of Dubai through a short nostalgic video celebrating the legacy of the most capable Land Rover ever made, along with its loved predecessors.

The new Defender will have its world premiere later this year

by Anil George
Avid follower of all things tech. In between his quest for the ultimate gizmo, Anil fiddles with light meters, collects rare books and feeds his fetish for Jap horror movies. As Managing Editor of T3 Middle East for the GCC, Anil oversees content direction across print and digital. He was a CES 2020 Innovation Awards Judge, reprising his role as an Innovation Awards Judge at CES 2018, CES 2017, 2016 and 2015. Anil is also the Middle East's first Brand Ambassador for Ashdown Engineering. Reach him at: editor@t3me.com.
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