The new Land Rover Defender dubbed Hard Top is the much anticipated commercial variant from the iconic brand. The division – Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operation (SVO) is the one in charge of its development. From what we learnt, the Hard Top variant will be retaining similar high-end features found on the regular Land Rover Defender SUV. However, the new model is poised to offer bigger cargo space area. The new model will be reportedly launched in 5-door 110 and 3-door 90 forms.
While the 5-door 110 Hard Top Variant will come fitted with electronic air suspension, the remaining new Land Rover Defender Hard Top models will offer independent coil-sprung suspension. The 2 variants will feature towing capacity of 7,716 lbs, while offering the Advanced Tow Assist function accustomed to the brand. This will afford the drive the chance to use the center console’s rotary dial to steer the trailers.
The 2 models of the Land Rover Defender Hard Top will give a ground clearance of 11.5 inches. The 5-door Hard Top offers break-over angle of 28 degree, approach angle of 38 degree and departure angle of 40 degree.
Absence of second and third seat rows will be one of the most significant differences between the regular Land Rover Defender and the Hard Top variant. Regardless, customers will be given chance to get small center seat at the first row to provide enough space for 3 people. The driver will be able to maintain clear vision of the rear of the car by using Land Rover’s ClearSight rear-view mirror, for this purpose even with load at the back.
The name “Hard Top” originated from the 50s when the carmaker launched every model’s demountable Hard Top. The price of this new Land Rover Hard Top has been set at $43,700. Subsequent information concerning this powerful commercial variant will be revealed very soon by the British automaker.
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