The word “iconic” gets used a lot when it comes to automobiles. Some of the use can be questionable, while others are well-deserved. Land Rover’s Defender definitely belongs in the latter category. This year, the vehicle’s decades-long run will come to an end and it’s being commemorated with the Land Rover Defender Celebration Series, a collection of three limited edition models, each one designed to celebrate a different dimension of the 4×4’s unique history.
First up is the Autobiography Edition, a Defender clad in a 90 Station Wagon body style that the company is billing “the most desirable Defender ever produced.” Promising more performance, luxury, and comfort than any model before it, it brings 150 hp with 295 pound-feet of torque, two-tone paintwork, a smattering of aluminum elements both inside and out, 16-inch Sawtooth alloy wheels, full Windsor leather interior, and semi-aniline premium leather seats.
Next up is the Heritage Edition, a traditionalist tribute to the HUE 166 Land Rover, which dates back to 1947. Available in four body styles, it’s clad in Grasmere Green metallic paint, multiple silver and aluminum trims, and perforated leather outer steering wheel rim and gear lever. In a nod to its classic roots, the vehicle features a heritage-style grille, headlamp surrounds, and heavy-duty steel wheels.
Last in the set is the Adventure Edition, which boasts reinforced off-road talents, including new underbody protection and Goodyear MT/R tires for killer grip no matter the terrain. Body is clad in three striking metallic color options, with the interior decked in Windsor leather upholstery, perforated leather inserts, and luxury contrast stitching.