Land Rover traces its roots to the production of the very first Series I model in 1948. As the British truck maker celebrates its 65th anniversary this year, it is marking the occasion with a new special-edition Defender--the LXV, which is how 65 is written in Roman numerals.
Available in five different body styles, the LXV is based on the standard Defender and is equipped with a 2.2-liter diesel engine and a six-speed manual transmission, producing 120hp and 360Nm of torque.
According to Land Rover, the special-edition model rides on 16-inch Sawtooth alloy wheels. It also comes in either Santorini Black or Fuji White with its roof, grille, headlight surrounds and fascia in contrasting Corris Gray.
The interior reportedly comes with exclusive full-leather seats with the LXV logo embossed on the front headrests, while unique orange contrast stitching on the seats, steering wheel, and center cubby compartment complement exterior LXV decals.
Land Rover will reveal the price of the special-edition Defender LXV in August.
\"Since 1948, every component in our vehicles has been designed and engineered with intent and Land Rover continues to this day to build the world\'s most capable all-purpose vehicles,\" said Land Rover global brand director John Edwards. \"A blend of refinement, performance and unmatched all-terrain capability make Land Rover vehicles distinctive and unique, ready to tackle the world\'s most challenging and inhospitable terrain.\"