Defender honours its African heritage

Pretoria - Given its iconic status throughout the continent, it's remarkable that there has never been an Africa Edition commemorating the Land Rover Defender's unique place in Africa. Until now.

Just 50 of the Defender Africa Edition are available, of which 30 are 110 station wagons and the rest are based on the short-wheelbase Defender 90, with a special colour scheme, distinctive graphics and a range of practical features to underscore its no-nonsense persona.

Defender Africa Edition celebrates Land Rovers unique place in third-world culture.

Available only with the proven 90kW/360Nm 2.2-litre turbodiesel, in black with colour-coded wheel arches and signature red contrast roof, each one carries the Defender Africa logo - the Defender wording alongside the continent's outline - on sides and rear, and runs on 16" black 'Sawtooth' alloys shod with 235/85 Goodyear Wrangler MTR dual-purpose tyres.


The theme continues inside with Melvill and Moon seat covers in bespoke black canvas with red leather piping, red contrast stitching and a special 'Africa' map tag, while the CD/tuner with MP3 compatibility includes an auxiliary input and Bluetooth connectivity.

The Land Rover Defender 90 Africa Edition sells for R523 000 and the 110 for R562 000, and there's also a range of dealer-fit accessories available to make them even more Africa-capable.

Pick and choose what you need for your African adventure - or just order the full-house package at a saving of nearly R6000 on the individual prices.