Prince Harry sampling the 2020 Defender?
Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, the new daddy in town, shopping for a new whip maybe? A Land Rover Defender? Really?!
Before we start asking the odd questions, Land Rover invited Prince Harry to come and take a look at the new Defender since he is a patron of the Invictus Games, a competition that brings back wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women back into the spotlight.
Land Rover will be opening the event with a driving challenge of some sort, which is very cool. But we’re petrolhead here and we can’t pretend like everything’s jolly good, first off, what’s wrong with Land Rover? The fifth generation Discovery with its odd love or hate…….mostly hate back end and now the Defender looking all modern with no nod to the original one we’ve all grown to love.
From the images we’ve been seeing, the new Defender looks more like a soccer mom grocery getter than a dune bashing safari animal………even the camels feared it!
Looking at what Mercedes has been doing with the Gwagon, keeping its original shape and features showed how much they cared about customer feedback. Even Toyota has managed to keep the Land Cruiser looking as original as the one from the 70s………..these are the things we like.
A new designer at Land Rover? or they’re trying to go all modern design language on us? We’ll just wait and see
Also, read about the American obsession with the SUV
Written by Tunde Oyeyode