The Land Rover Defender will not win any conceptual design awards, but make no mistake, where it lacks in pizzazz, it more than makes up for in terms of all-purpose versatility.

In fact, the Defender is quite a popular model in the LR portfolio, so much in fact that the company has prepared a new special edition version of the Defender Xtech.

The 2012 Defender XTech will be available in either a three-door (90 Hard Top) or five-door (110 Utility Wagon) variant and will be offered in a choice of either Orkney Grey or Nara Bronze exterior colors. That’s then matched by a Santorini Black roof, wheel arches, and a black checker plate on the bumper and side sills. In addition, the Defender XTech also gets a body-colored front grille, black surround for the headlamps, a rear step bumper, DEFENDER decals, and last but not least, a new set of 16" Gloss Black Saw Tooth alloy wheels wrapped in specialized Goodyear tires.

As for the interior, the Defender XTech Edition gets seats and a central panel that come with the same color of the exterior; the Land Rover logo was also embossed on the front headrests with matching carpet mats.

Performance numbers remain the same, which means that the Defender XTech Edition is powered by a 2.2-liter turbo diesel engine that produces 120 horsepower and 265 lb/ft of torque while mated to a six-speed manual transmission.

Finally, the Defender Xtech retails for £27,995, which is around $43,000 based on current exchange rates.

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  (599) posted on 07.26.2012

What other features will suit this Defender to be a military vehicle?

  (314) posted on 07.26.2012

What’s the price again, $43,000 is just expensive more than Evoque?

  (453) posted on 07.24.2012

$43,000 is just right on this Land Rover Edition. Its performance is exactly the same as its former model.

  (399) posted on 07.24.2012

For me, military vehicle is more favorable. You are assured of its quality regardless on the road it usually runs.

  (441) posted on 07.22.2012

@aaron lexus: What are those qualities that you are looking for? If I were to ask, I like 4X4 with military stance, or vehicles, which are commonly used by armed forces.

  (830) posted on 07.20.2012

@BenBoston: It’s only the Defender for me. It has qualities that I’m looking for.

  (762) posted on 07.18.2012

I don’t think this will beat the Military Edition. Only at its exterior you can choose whether this Defender can defend itself or not.

  (419) posted on 07.17.2012

They have to make it better than the Military Edition, and must have impressive features to be more competent.

  (553) posted on 07.16.2012

Having the Defender is not the right time. I think that the Military Edition by Kahn is more appealing.

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