Land Rover launches Defender LXV Special Edition to mark its 65th anniversary.
As part of its 65th anniversary celebrations, Land Rover has launched a Special Edition Defender dubbed the LXV (roman numerals for 65). The special edition model is based on the Land Rover Defender, which packs a 2.2-liter diesel engine mated to a 6-speed manual generating 122 hp and 266 pound-feet of torque. It's available in five different body styles, with 65 LXVs destined for the UK in 90" Hard Top form. The special edition model comes in Santorini Black or Fuji White with a set of 16-inch Sawtooth alloys.
A contrasting shade of Corris Grey used on the roof, grille, headlight surrounds and fascia further distinguishes the LXV from stock Defenders. Inside, full leather seats come with LXV-embossed front headrests and orange contrast stitching that extends to the steering wheel and center cubby compartment to complement the exterior decals. A Union Jack flag decal can be optioned for the rear of the car. The LXV Special Edition will debut at a celebratory event at Packington Estate, the testing ground for the original 1947 Land Rover prototypes and Range Rover development vehicles of the late 60s and early 70s.
HUE 166, the very first Series I Land Rover will also be on display alongside a host of versatile Land Rovers used over the years by the military, emergency services and royal family. Joining them will be models from the current line-up, including a Range Rover Evoque with a 9-speed automatic transmission - a world first for a passenger car. A member of the Black Cats Royal Navy display team will wow the crowds by flying in a "HUE" birthday cake by Lynx helicopter. Prices for the LXV Defender in the UK will start from £28,765.