- the new defender is land rover's most customizable vehicle with 170 individual accessories available.
- accessories will also be available as part of four distinct bundles–expedition, adventure, country, and urban–to fit a range of needs.
- pricing for the accessory packages hasn't been announced, but the defender itself starts at $50,925 and goes on sale next spring.
the long-awaited, all-new land rover defender is finally here, and in addition to getting to finally see its design and hear details of its off-road capability, we've also learned that land rover has planned 170 individual accessories. or choose one of four handy bundles named explorer, adventure, country, and urban, with each one bringing a unique personality to the rugged suv.
the explorer package might be the best bundle for hard-core off-roading as it includes front and rear mud-flaps, a spare-wheel cover, wheel arch protectors, an expedition roof rack, a snorkel air-intake, and side-mounted cargo carrier. land rover also suggests adding accessory running boards and the deployable roof ladder to make packing the roof rack easier.
the adventure package also includes the mud-flaps, side-mounted cargo carrier, and spare wheel cover but adds a rear scuff protector for the rear bumper, a portable rinsing system, and an integrated air compressor. the rinsing system is essentially a hose hooked up to a 6.5-liter water reservoir so you can clean yourself or your gear off before loading up for the ride back to home base. the bundle also includes the novel seat backpack, which hooks onto the rear seat to keep your gear in place but can also be unhooked and carried away from the vehicle like a normal backpack.
those opting for the country package will receive the wheel-arch protectors, the rear-bumper protector, the portable rinsing system, the mud flaps, and a cargo-area partition. we can see dog owners going for this package as the partition would help to keep their canine friends in the cargo area.
those seeking to conquer the mean streets can go with the urban package which adds a set of 22-inch wheels, metal-covered pedals, and a front skid plate, among other stylish items. a number of stand-alone features might be worth adding along with this package, such as a set of retractable running boards or brightly-painted fixed tube steps.
land rover will also offer a rooftop tent system that would be perfect for overlanding excursions, an inflatable waterproof awning, and items to aid with towing duties. land rover hasn't announced pricing for the individual accessories or the bundled packages yet, but the defender itself will carry a base price of $50,925 when it goes on sale in spring 2020.