What better way to experience the revamp of the world’s most iconic SUV then in the extreme terrains of Southern Africa.
We sent editor of Driven David Linklater to Namibia on the trip of a lifetime for the launch of the new Defender 110. David was hosted by the global Land Rover team for a week of adventure, staying in a luxury lodge overlooking an elephant watering hole in remote Kaokoland, an untouched area in the NW corner of Namibia's Kunene Region.
David and the team put the durability and capability of the new Defender to the test through various terrains including sand dune driving along the skeleton coast, rough river crossings and a 3-hour trek over rock faces.
"It's a massive leap forward for Defender of course,” says David. “The thing that struck me most was how the high technology makes off-road driving so easy. With the new Terrain Response system, virtually anybody can do extreme off-roading.
"There's such a lot of heritage around Defender expeditions in Africa. Getting to live a little bit of it was a once-in-a-lifetime experience."