The SUV & truck Land Rover Defender can look back on a long and rich past. In 1948, the first Land Rover Defender Series went off the line. Since then, several other series have found their way into the heart of off-road enthusiasts. The vehicle itself, a distinction according to the wheelbase (inches) in three variants. There is the version Land Rover Defender 90 (93 inch), Land Rover Defender 110 Land Rover Defender 130 (127 inches), with the smallest and the longest variant, the figures have been rounded in the name. Worldwide fame was the Land Rover Defender in the television series Daktari, where the vehicle could shine beside the actor Marshall Thompson. In 2000, the American company Ford took over the British company and decided very quickly to offer only diesel engines for the Defender. The choice was a 113-hp TDI and Land Rover Defender Land Rover Defender TD5 something more powerful with 122 hp. The top speed of both SUV about 140 km / h The specialty of this Land Rover is its variety of body styles: the three-door Defender 90 and the five-door Defender 110, each as a closed version (station wagon) or soft top, as well as the Defender 130 and Land Rover Defender pickup with single or double cab (double cab). The newest SUV Land Rover Defender 2007 is only offered with a single engine, a new 2.4-liter diesel engine with a torque of 360 Nm. Convincing sound and the new Land Rover Defender parts: seven possible body styles, six-speed manual transmission, new dashboard, new, comfortable seats and a new audio system. Externally the current SUV differs very little from a Land Rover Defender used cars from the fifties. To date, the body of the Land Rover is made of aluminum, which gives the wheel-driven workhorse to special longevity. In addition, spare parts, such as a Land Rover Defender Soft Top, easy to find. Since 2008 the company no longer belongs to the Ford company, but for the large Indian company Tata Motors. Friends of the rugged SUV do not have to worry about this brand and especially to the Land Rover, Tata Motors has finally before investing a lot of money in a Land Rover. With the fall of 2012, the Land Rover Defender has been completely redesigned: Instead of the 2.4-liter diesel engine now provides a 2.2-liter engine for propulsion. The diesel delivers 122 horsepower as before, but in contrast to its predecessor met the EURO 5 standard. The maximum speed of the Land Rover Defender with the new engine increases from 132 to 145 km / h In the interior, new partial leather seats are now installed. Optionally, the Land Rover Defender cars are equipped with MP3 and Bluetooth hands-free system.