Startech Defender Concept Debuts at Essen

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Defender Concept inspired by the classic Land Rover Series III is currently being showcased at the Essen Motor Show.

Brabus spends so much time focusing on Mercedes it established Startech, a subsidiary that tunes cars created by Jaguar Land Rover. Its latest project is a concept based on the new Defender, now on display in Essen. Inspired by the classic Land Rover Series III, produced from 1971-84, the Defender Series 3.1 Concept gets styling cues from the Series III coupled with modern touches such as its classic grille with two 7-inch LED headlights, daytime running lights, and LED-incorporated turn signals.

The 4x4 concept also boasts big power mirrors and stainless-steel running boards with integrated LED entrance lights that light up via remote or by pulling the door handle, and a set of old-school 18-inch heavy-duty steel alloys. Inside, Startech lavished the cabin in soft black leather upholstery, Recaro seats, an infotainment system with a 6.1-inch screen and secondary pop-up screen atop the dashboard, and two Sony tablets mounted on the seat back shells for the rear passengers' entertainment. With enough interest, the German tuner is ready to produce a limited run of its Defender Series 3.1 Concept.

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