Land Rover still king of the SUV

The original Land Rover Defender was invented in 1948 and was most definitely, in today’s parlance, a ���utility vehicle’ (UV).

6th October, 2007

The original Land Rover Defender was invented in 1948 and was most definitely, in today’s parlance, a ‘utility vehicle’ (UV).

The ‘S’ (‘sports’) prefix was to follow a lot later as this machine was designed to traverse any sort of terrain, preferably not covered in tarmac, and usually pulling a very heavy piece of agriculture behind it.

It had all the aerodynamic features of a scout hut and...

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