Land Rover is retiring the iconic Defender with three final special editions before production of the legendary off-roader will come to an end in December.

Land Rover is retiring the iconic Defender with three final special editions before production of the legendary off-roader will come to an end in December.

Up first, the Defender Heritage Edition draws its inspiration from early Land Rover models but with a modern twist and a Grasmere Green paintjob contrasted by a white roof. It can also be visually distinguished by a heritage grille and HUE 166 graphics as a throwback to the registration plate of the first pre-production Land Rover known as "Huey". Only 400 units will be made at a starting price of £27,800 and will be available from August in 90 Hard Top, 90 Station Wagon, 110 Station Wagon body styles.

The Defender Adventure Edition was designed for those who embrace the model's "go anywhere, do anything" attitude and comes with extra underbody protection and rides on Goodyear MT/R tires. Production will be capped at 600 units and each will come with bespoke decals and a leather-trimmed interior. It's set to go on sale in August for £43,495 as 90 Station Wagon and 110 Station Wagon models.

Lastly, the Defender Autobiography Edition is a more luxurious variant programmed to reach dealerships in April with a two-tone paint and a full Windsor leather upholstery. It comes with a bump in power from 122 HP (90 kW) and 360 Nm (265 lb-ft) to 150 HP (110 kW) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) and only 80 units will be produced exclusively as a 90 Station Wagon version priced from £61,845.

Further details can be found in the attached press release.

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