Land Rover turns 65, introduces Defender LXV to celebrate

Land Rover is celebrating their 65th anniversary by introducing the Defender LXV special edition. The company will also host a special event at Packington Estate where the original Land Rover prototypes were tested.

Land Rover is celebrating their 65th anniversary by introducing the Defender LXV special edition.

Set to be offered in five different body styles, the LXV will have a Santorini Black or Fuji White exterior with Corris Grey accents on the roof, grille and headlight surrounds. The model will also be equipped with 16-inch Sawtooth-style alloy wheels.

Interior changes are limited but include leather seats, "LXV" embossed front headrests and orange contrast stitching.

Power will be provided by a 2.2-liter diesel engine that develops 122 HP (90 kW) and 360 Nm (265 lb-ft) of torque. It is connected to a six-speed manual transmission which should enable the Defender 90 LXV to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 14.7 seconds.

Land Rover also announced plans to host a gathering at Packington Estate where the original prototypes were tested. Approximately 150 vintage Land Rovers will attend and they will be joined by the automaker's current lineup as well as the Electric Defender prototype.

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