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2013 Land Rover Defender 2.2 by Kahn Design

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The Land Rover Defender has lived a long and glorious life that began back in 1948. The Defender is set to retire in 2015, following 67 years of production. Seen as an example of highly rugged British engineering, the Defender went on to conquer the world, thanks to its go-anywhere ability.

Land Rover plans to replace the Defender with a new model, based on the DC100 Concept . That said, the legacy of the original Defender has rendered it with "classic" status.

A. Kahn Design specializes in the customization of Land Rovers and its latest creation is based on a Defender 2.2 TDCi. Kahn likes to call it the Land Rover Defender 2.2 TDCi SW 90 Chelsea Wide Track.

Kahn retained the classic shape of the Defender, but the subtle detailing make this Kahn Design Defender rather special.

Click past the jump to read in detail about the Land Rover Defender by Kahn Design

Exterior

Land Rover Defender 2.2 by Kahn Design
Land Rover Defender 2.2 by Kahn Design
Land Rover Defender 2.2 by Kahn Design

The exterior styling package designed in house at A. Kahn Design transforms the classic Defender into a one-of-a-kind work of art. Almost a fashion statement, in fact. The small additions to the exterior further accentuate the capabilities of this product. The wide wings and extended wheel arches give it a bold stance.

Details like the mesh stainless-steel front grille, Chelsea Truck Company spare wheel cover, Kahn prototype logos, side and -hood vents, and the 16-inch 1948 Defend wheels all add up to create a blend of rugged, yet sophisticated, appeal. The fungus green theme is finished off with a white roof.

Interior

Land Rover Defender 2.2 by Kahn Design

The interior of the Kahn Defender is almost as special as its exterior. And when I say "special", Afzal Kahn has an eye for meticulous detailing which can be experienced inside the cabin on the Defender SW90 Chelsea Wide Track. It may have sports seats, but the quilted leather with tweed inlays exude classic style. The grab handles have Harris Tweed on them and so do parts of the dashboard. Even the instrument binnacle is lined with Harris Tweed. Additionally, the single spoke steering wheel gets a leather wrap.

Being an off-road vehicle, hard wearing front and rear cabin floor mats suit it well. Churchill time clock facia insert in red and vented foot pedals in machined aluminum seems like the perfect place for a wealthy Land Rover enthusiast.

Drivetrain and Suspension

Land Rover Defender 2.2 by Kahn Design

The A.Kahn designed Land Rover Defender derives its power from a 2.2-liter turbocharged diesel engine. The four-cylinder engine puts out 122 horsepower, which is managed by a manual gearbox. All-wheel drive and heavy-duty suspension components come as standard fitment.

Conclusion

As always, Afzal Kahn design offers exclusivity without dissolving the essence of the product. The Land Rover Defender is an iconic vehicle and the little personal touches added to the package make it really, very special.

LOVE IT
  • Attention to detail
  • Go-anywhere ability
  • Style statement
LEAVE IT
  • Refinement
  • Crude engineering

The A. Kahn Design Defender 2.2 TDCI SW 90 - Chelsea Wide Track is an automotive work of art.

Characterised by a combination of fine detailing, diverse design, cutting-edge technology and the exclusivity synonymous with individually tailored projects, this fungus green Kahn Defender 2.2 TDCI SW 90 - Chelsea Wide Track is distinctive in appearance.

From painstaking conceptual planning, all the way through to the finer finishing touches, the styling package illustrates the capabilities of this vehicle which personifies the meticulous process of its creation. The styling package consists of front and rear wide wings with integrated vents & bolt apertures, extended wheel arches in satin black, front grille with mesh stainless steel, Chelsea Truck Company Spare wheel cover, Kahn prototype tailgate logo, side vents and bonnet vents with mesh stainless steel, Kahn oval tailgate logo, 1948 Defend wheels (8x16”) and Kahn prototype wing badges.

With specialist knowledge in adapting and re-designing vehicles, we are able to deliver contemporary and traditional interior solutions that are both sympathetic to the client’s environment as well as their needs and aspirations.

This particular vehicle includes roof grab handles with Harris Tweed covers, rear door panel & handle in Harris Tweed, rev counter facia in red, fire extinguisher, passenger dashboard top & grab handle in Harris Tweed, rear passenger knee protectors in Harris Tweed, single spoke leather steering wheel, hard wearing front & rear cabin floor mats, front sports GTB seats & rear folding seats in quilted & perforated leather, instrument binnacle in Harris Tweed, Churchill time clock facia insert in red and vented foot pedals in machined aluminum.
One of the things that differentiate A. Kahn Design from the rest is the ability to work with the customer to design and create a truly unique interior to their own specifications and the very highest standards. A limitless palette of colours of fabric, leather, trim pieces and more, is something that makes your automobile special and uniquely yours.
A. Kahn Design’s range of design styles is virtually unlimited. In fact, our designers pride themselves on having an open palette. This enables the designs to be individually tailored to each client’s project. The company philosophy is to always give the customer what they want, so Afzal Kahn could for example, design you a vehicle with a full colour change (to a colour of your choice) and an interior akin to, let’s say your favourite leather reclining chair in your living room. Customers could also change the colour of the clock, or indeed, ask for anything else.

A core strength that sets A. Kahn Design apart from its competitors is the ability to offer clients a total project management service that goes beyond the limits of conventional automotive styling and which masterminds entire projects from conception through to completion.
A. Kahn Design is for the individual who will not submit to a life of uniformity and who will only accept perfection. Dedicated to the creation of luxury bespoke vehicles, we redesign the ordered monotony of mass produced vehicles and rebuild them into individually tailored creations.




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