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the same running gear as the SUV, so you get air suspension as standard, as well as Land Rover’s excellent Terrain Response system. This provides the Defender Hard Top with near-unstoppable off-road performance, much like the original Land Rover, but with a marked improvement in comfort. One area where the Defender Hard Top stands out is in the cabin. This is carried over wholesale from the SUV, so it features the same well-equipped and high-quality interior – aside from the bulkhead directly behind the front seats, you could easily assume you’re sitting in the SUV. The Defender is a two-seater, although the SUV’s jump seat is available as an option to create a three-seat cabin, albeit a rather tight one. The new Land Rover Defender Hard Top features up to 2,059 litres of practical, flexible loadspace, so there’s no need to compromise. Ever. Find exactly what you’re looking for fast with ultra-bright headliner lights, up to four times more luminous than standard passenger bulbs. Overall, the Land Rover Defender Hard Top is a pretty unique proposition. Its only direct rival is Land Rover’s own Discovery Commercial, which offers more space and slightly different kit, but the same off-road ability. All Defender Hard Tops come with the same three- year/unlimited mileage warranty as the rest of Land Rover’s range, and there’s roadside assistance cover for the same period. An extended warranty is available at extra cost that can cover the Defender Hard Top for up to 10 years. In addition, there’s a six-year anti-corrosion warranty and another one for paint that covers the same period, while any parts or accessories that are bought at the same time as the car are also covered for three years. www.buildingplantnews.co.uk 49

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