Not enough manufacturers offer a steelie wheel option. But Land Rover does. The new Defender comes with standard 18-inch, gloss white steel wheels, and we think it's actually the SUV's best look. The steel wheels fit the boxy persona of the new Defender perfectly, but buyers can option on wheel sizes of up to 22 inches.
Rear-Seat Convenience Pack
Adding to the Defender's impressive capabilities on the outside, the Rear-Seat Convenience pack makes things even easier for passengers. The £74 option adds a click-and-go hook and a click-and-go hanger to the back of the front seat. Either keep your three piece suit clean while off-roading, or hang up muddy clothes instead.
Portable Rinse System
Knowing buyers will get their Defenders dirty (at least, the company hopes), the £262 portable rinse system delivers two minutes of continuous water flow through an attachable hose. It's designed for use outside of the vehicle. No need for batteries or external power, the system simply uses water pressure captured when filling the tap and an integrated hand pump.
Center Armrest Cooler/Warmer
Need to keep liquids cool or warm? For £431, the optional centre armrest cooler/warmer does exactly that. Located in the second row the electrical armest, powered by the rear auxiliary socket, can hold up to five large bottles at a time.
£479 - £1,228
Land Rover knows its buyers, and by offering multiple pet packs, the company better caters to its consumers and their furry friends. The Pet Cargo Space Protection pack (£696) uses a quilted cargo space liner, a full-height luggage partition, and a spill-resistant water bowl. Or you can buy the spill-resistant water bowl on its own for £55.
The Pet Care And Access pack (£1,288) gets all that and a foldable pet ramp for easy access. The Pet Transportation pack (£479), meanwhile, makes the space more comfortable with a built-in foldable carrier – or, like the water bowl, you can get the carrier separately. It costs £280.
Inflatable Waterproof Awning
The inflatable waterproof awning, a £491 option, acts as a tent that stretches over the exterior of the Defender. Based on the image, it looks like a pretty large space, capable of fitting three or more people at once.
Front Bench Seat
We love the Land Rover Defender's many old-school cues. Most notably, we're fans of the optional front bench seat, which adds space for up to six people in the cabin without the necessity of a third row. The front jump seat is a £800 option, whereas the 5+2 third-row layout costs £1,000. And you can get it in any colour, as long as it's Ebony black cloth.
Integrated Air Compressor
For £924, the integrated air compressor inflates things like bicycle tires and air beds, or even the inflatable waterproof awning we mentioned earlier. Neatly integrated into the cargo area, it uses a self-coiling hose to deliver a max pressure of 60 psi and airflow of 28 litres per minute.
Personalized Illuminated Treadplate
Illuminated treadplates have been around for a bit. Illuminated custom treadplates, though – that's something typically reserved for high-end luxury vehicles. Now it's available on the Defender. For £742, buyers can customise their treadplate to say their name, their favourite quote, or whatever they want, really.
The Explorer Pack is a prerequisite option for the true, adventurous Defender owner. The pricey £3,418 package tacks on front and rear mudflaps, a matte black bonnet decal, a spare wheel cover, improved wheel arch protection, a raised air intake, and a new roof rack – all for the sake of off-roading. We'd say it's well worth it.
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