Vilner combines luxury and ruggedness in Land Rover Defender Wood

Article by Anita Panait, on April 20, 2012

Bulgarian tuner Vilner is now offering an upgraded and more luxurious version of the Land Rover Defender -- the Land Rover Defender Wood. Vilner gave the Defender, acclaimed for its dynamic jagged appeal and the ability to tread anywhere off the road, a taste of luxury by fitting the reputed 4x4 with wood and leather.

The luxury appeal of wooden mansions can now be felt within the rich interior of the Defender Wood. Gone are the barebones interior, and say hi to wooden floors, wooden dividing console in the rear and wooden load space! Aside from wood, the rest of Defender Wood’s interior is covered with rich leather and Alcantara combo. The 4x4’s individual bucket seats are jacketed with brown and black treatment leather and Alcantara combo while the doors get treated with quilted leather.  The Land Rover Defender Wood also boasts a uniquely colored Alcantara headlining.

Despite its interior being turned into a cabin luxury, the Land Rover Defender Wood retained its basic utilitarian design. The 4x4’s upright centre console retains its West Country looks and design.  The Defender Wood is powered by a 2.2-litre four-cylinder turbodiesel motor that could provide 122hp, allowing the dynamic 4x4 to accelerate from zero to sixty mph in just 14.7 seconds and reach a top speed of a 90mph.

The Defender Wood also features several upgrades on the inside, including a 600-watt sound system that can be controlled through a 15-inch touchscreen interface. Coupled with an integrated player, this entertainment system offers the Defender Wood’s riders a rich, pleasant viewing experience.

Vilner’s passion for luxury upgrades allowed the Bulgarian firm to use high quality materials for the Defender from the interior to the rear-view mirror and high-level third brake light. To retain the Defender’s jagged appeal, Vilner added more chunky alloys and plastic body mouldings. The Defender’s engine's snorkel still remains. As for the price, the Defender Wood surely won’t come cheap.

Land Rover Defender drivers looking for even better specifications can now augment their vehicle further with three more options and two new body colours, Barolo Black and Havana.

A new first-class seat styling, advanced in-car entertainment, and four new options in contrast roof colours are now on offer for Land Rover Defenders.

Considerable enhancements were completed last year, including a EU5 2.2-litre diesel engine, ventilated discs, improved interior details, and new option packages to the 'S' and 'SE' trim levels. Three speed-limiting options are now available for those who want the benefits of effective fuel cost controls.

The Land Rover Defender’s appeal has been reinforced with enhanced offerings for drive comfort and for vehicle personalisation from a selection of contrast roof colours. Supported by the powerful 2.2-litre diesel engine and its capability to go everywhere, the classic Defender keeps its famous ruggedness but with even more options for customers.

Three New Options

In 2012, the Land Rover Defender added new option packs besides the 'S' and 'SE' trim levels. Buyers can further enhance their Defender's appearance, luxury, and flexibility with three additional options and two new body colours, Barolo Black and Havana.

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