In celebration of Land Rover’s 65 years of technology and innovation, a special event is scheduled to take place at Packington Estate near its Solihull homeland. A member of the 'Black Cats' Royal Navy display team, known for their exciting air displays, will fly in a 'HUE' birthday cake in a Lynx helicopter.
The Land Rover brand has been working on vehicles that can handle any terrain ever since Maurice Wilks sketched its foundations in the sand. Because of this principle, Land Rover has become popular worldwide ever since production started in 1948. At this event, the 'HUE 166' or the ‘Huey’ – the first Series I Land Rover – will be prominently displayed. Land Rover will also debut a Special Edition Defender - the LXV at this event.
The Defender builds on the original Land Rover in 1990. So far, this legendary lineup of utility vehicles - Land Rover Series I, II, III and Defender - has sold more than two million units. The LXV, which is based on the standard Land Rover Defender, is offered in five different body styles. The Defender is powered by the 2.2-litre diesel engine and features the 6-speed manual transmission, delivering 122PS@3,500rpm of power and 360Nm@2,000rpm of torque.
This Special Edition is equipped with a set of 16-inch Sawtooth alloy wheels and is available in either Santorini Black or Fuji White with contrast Corris Grey roof, grille and headlight surrounds and facia.
Its interior includes exclusive full leather seats with LXV embossed front headrests and distinctive orange contrast stitching on the seats, steering wheel and centre cubby compartment to go well with the exterior LXV decals. The rear of the vehicle can feature a union flag decal available as an option. Pricing will be announced in August.