Land Rover Launches Defender SUV Designed for Hunters
Land Rover's German division knows that many of its customers use the burly British SUVs for hunting in the wilderness, so the company worked with German gun manufacturer Blaser to concoct a special edition of the Defender just for hunters. The result is called the Land Rover Defender Blaser Edition, and only 60 examples will be sold.
The Blaser is based on a 2012 Land Rover Defender and equipped with a new, 122-hp 2.2-liter turbodiesel inline-four engine. Upgrades over a regular model include skid plates, front push bars, an electric winch, additional lights, and a roof rack that can be accessed by a small ladder. The body is covered in Keswick Green paint, with black leather seats and an aluminum shifter dressing up the interior. For better off-road performance, Land Rover has added heavy-duty wheels and raised the engine's air intake.
The most important upgrade, though, is the lockable gun safe mounted in the back of the Defender. It can store up to five long firearms, so you can take your entire family out on a hunting spree. Below the safe is another compartment designed for ammunition and hunting equipment. The included photography shows the safe being used to transport some sort of hunting rifle with an attached scope.
Land Rover will reveal the Defender Blaser Edition publicly at the "Hunting and Dog" show in Germany. The show is expected to draw about 70,000 attendees and, according to Land Rover, is Europe's most important expo show for hunting enthusiasts.
The Blaser Edition starts at [euro]49,500 (about $64,500) and is limited to just 60 examples, all to be sold in Germany.
Source: Land Rover