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Land Rover Magazine Issue 39

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Icelandic surfing, enabled by the new Land Rover Defender | Artisanal globe-making in London with Bellerby & Co | Gallery of stunning drone photography | Author Helen Russell explores the meaning of happiness | Exclusive short story by Jean Macneil


DEFENDERS ASSEMBLE The eagerly-awaited new Land Rover Defender has arrived. Here’s all the essential information about the family of models and the range of Accessory Packs available A fter tantalising glimpses everywhere from .HQ\DWR.D]DNKVWDQWKHFRYHUVƓQDOO\FDPH off with a big reveal at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The new Land Rover Defender is here. From the birth of the original Series I in 1947, through to the launch of the Defender nameplate in 1989, a Land Rover has consistently been seen as the most capable car on the planet. Be it transporting HM the Queen around her Balmoral Estate or safeguarding wildlife in Africa, its iconic silhouette is woven into the fabric of modern history. And that story is now set to continue. Available in 90 and 110 bodystyles, the new model’s exterior design is a modern take on the functional form of the original. With short overhangs and squared-off wheel arches, the new Defender looks purposeful and planted, both off the road and on it. The 90 is available with up to six seats while the longer 110 features more space and an optional third row of seats to take up to seven people. The Defender X (pictured belowDKLJKVSHFLƓFDWLRQ model built to face the toughest off-road challenges, is also available. A Commercial model – with one row RIVHDWVEXONKHDGŴDWORDGŴRRUDGGLWLRQDOVWRUDJH lashing points and racking – will follow in 2020. The new Defender is engineered to be the strongest vehicle that Land Rover has ever produced, while the interior is designed to be equally durable, with hardwearing materials to protect against all manner of knocks, DVZHOODVKLJKO\FRQƓJXUDEOH7KHUHDUHSOHQW\RISUDFWLFDO WRXFKHVIURPHDV\FOHDQUXEEHUŴRRULQJWR86%SRLQWV or 12V power sockets for every row of seats. All the connectivity tech that’s essential for modern-day life is here, too. Land Rover’s latest Pivi Pro intuitive infotainment system* accesses navigation, phone and media, with further options including online media music streaming, weather updates and calendar information. With up to 291mm of ground clearance and up to 900mm wading depth, the new Defender is more capable than ever. There’s a choice of two four-cylinder diesel engines (the D200 and D240) and two petrol units (the four-cylinder P300 and the six-cylinder P400). The P400 unit boasts Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV) technology which recovers and reuses energy that would otherwise be lost during braking. With strong engines, effortless capability and clever technology, the Defender is a real all-rounder: as good on the road as it is tackling a bog in the middle of nowhere. 7KHKLJKVSHFLƓFDWLRQ DEFENDER X model is the ultimate expression of toughness and capability in a Defender. With its Electronic Air Suspension with Adaptive Dynamics, Electronic Active 'LIIHUHQWLDODQGFRQƓJXUDEOH Terrain Response 2, it is ready to tackle any terrain, anytime. 50

AHEAD OF THE PACK Defender models can be personalised with unique accessory packs to create a car perfect for you *In-car features should be used by drivers only when safe to do so. Drivers must ensure they are in full control of the vehicle at all times. † Available mid 2020. Off-road sequences on dedicated land with full permissions. CO 2 emissions, g/km: NEDC combined 199-234. WLTP combined 234 (TEL), 283 (TEH). The EXPLORER PACK is designed to help you get off the beaten track. A raised air intake – designed for desert conditions – combined with a lightweight expedition roof rack and 24-litre exterior side-mounted gear carrier add extra capability. Extra wheel arch protection, front and rear classic PXGŴDSVDQGDVSDUHZKHHOFRYHUDGG protection when the going gets tough. The ADVENTURE PACK is built for those with a taste for outdoor sports and activities. $QLQWHJUDWHGDLUFRPSUHVVRUFDQEHXVHGWRLQŴDWHELF\FOHW\UHVRURWKHULQŴDWDEOHLWHPVZKLFK can be carried in the lockable and waterproof 24-litre exterior side-mounted gear carrier. A portable rinse system can be used to rinse down bikes or wetsuits after use and you can take the 20-litre seat backpack with you when you leave the car. A bright rear scuff plate, spare ZKHHOFRYHUDQGIURQWDQGUHDUPXGŴDSVVDIHJXDUGWKHYHKLFOHZKHQLWōVRXWVHHNLQJWKULOOV The COUNTRY PACK is ideal for everyday life in the outdoors. The portable rinse system is ideal for cleaning muddy dogs and wellies, while the full-height loadspace partition keeps bales, dogs or antique furniture safely in the load area. A bright rear scuff plate, front DQGUHDUFODVVLFPXGŴDSVDQGZKHHODUFK protection protects the vehicle from impact when driving off-road. The URBAN PACK is perfect for creating a visual impact around town, while negotiating city obstacles like ramps, humps and underground car parks. A front undershield † , spare wheel cover and bright rear scuff plate protect the vehicle. Split-spoke, gloss dark grey wheels (option pictured: 22-inch, gloss black) complete the exterior look, as do bright metal pedals in the cabin.


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Land Rover Magazine showcases stories from around the world that celebrate inner strength and the drive to go above and beyond

Land Rover stands for not only the most capable premium vehicles, but a state of mind where a sense of curiosity, exploration and wonder informs all of life’s adventures. Encounter this throughout the latest issue of Land Rover Magazine, from meeting a herd of Ice Age survivors on the Dutch coast with the Land Rover Discovery, to the most innovative sustainable architecture on a Californian journey with the Range Rover Evoque

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