Outdoor enthusiasts will love this new Land Rover Defender accessory.
After a long hiatus, deliveries for the 2020 Land Rover Defender have finally begun in the US. Or at least it has for some customers, as demand for the reborn off-roader is far outreaching supply right now. Those who have been lucky enough to secure an order can now equip their 2020 Land Rover Defender with a unique comfort travel accessory.
To cater for outdoor adventure enthusiasts, Land Rover has teamed up with Autohome to develop a rugged roof tent for the new Land Rover Defender 110, allowing occupants to enjoy short overnight camping trips or lengthy overland expeditions in comfort. Land Rover claims the new tent is "as tough and capable as the vehicle it was created for."
When not in use, the bespoke roof tent is protected in a lightweight fiberglass shell, allowing it to be erected singlehandedly in seconds by unclipping the fastening at the rear and lifting the shell slightly. The integral gas struts then take over and fully open the carbon grey fabric sides.
Inside the tent, two adults can sleep on a full-size cotton mattress. It also comes with pillows, an interior LED light and a stowage net and can be easily accessed from either side of the vehicle. An extendable aluminum access ladder can also be stored in the stowage bag inside the tent when not in use.
When erected, the tent measures 90.5 inches long, 51.2 inches wide and 59 inches high. On the move, the tent is stowed flat to retain the Defender's stability and aerodynamic efficiency. "The New Land Rover Defender is the ideal vehicle to reach remote destinations comfortably both on and off-road. This roof tent will enable Defender drivers to continue their adventure above and beyond their journey; it's perfect for the modern-day explorer," said Joe Sinclair, Land Rover Director of Branded Goods and Licencing.
Available to buy at Land Rover retailers or Autohome's website, the 2020 Land Rover roof tent is priced at €3,081.96 ($3,454.32). The new roof tent is one of 170 individual accessories available for the 2020 Land Rover Defender and requires the Land Rover Expedition Roof Rack and Roof Rails that come fitted as standard with the Adventure Pack.