Land Rover confirmed that the launch of the tough new commercial Defender 90 and 110 later this year will restore the iconic ‘Hard Top’ name to the line-up.
The Hard Top name dates back to 1950, when the introduction of de-mountable Hard Tops gave early Series Land Rovers added security and protection from the elements. The new Defender Hard Top continues this ethos, sharing its fixed metal roof and silhouette with the iconic original.
The 90 and 110 Hard Tops will both feature independent coil-sprung suspension, with advanced electronic air suspension available on the 110. Both set-ups will provide outstanding off-road geometry, with ground clearance of 291mm, while the 110 Hard Top will have approach, breakover and departure angles of up to 38, 28 and 40 degrees respectively (in Off-Road height).
The New Defender has an impressive payload and towing capacity of up 3,500kg. The flexible cabin has no second or third-row seats, but the optional front-row jump seat means it will still accommodate up to three people.
Land Rover’s ClearSight Rear View mirror system preserves rearward visibility when the jump seat is occupied, or when the load space is full. It uses a live video feed from a rear-facing camera to give drivers an unobstructed view at all times.
“New Defender 90 and 110 Hard Top will be the toughest, most capable and most connected commercial 4x4s we have ever produced. They have been engineered to meet global safety standards and deliver impressive long-haul comfort, giving businesses and professionals the best of all worlds,” said Nick Collins, Land Rover Vehicle Line Director.
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