It's a sizeable car on the road and while it's very different to the last version of the Defender, it still keeps some of that heritage with a square-ish shape that has added a few modern curves.
It definitely looks more luxe than it used to. You can just tell it's a solid car with quality finishings and it has nailed the right mix of old school nostalgia with a fresh feel.
It wears it's hardware on its sleeve which looks very raw and authentic, and keeps the Defender's hardcore off-road reputation alive.
So, things like the tyre on the outside of the boot was never going to disappear, there's a textured patch on the bonnet plus a big matte 110 print, exposed air vents on the side, plus all-black door handles, and a load of exposed giant bolts.
Inside is superb. You don't often get inside a car that's so clearly built to be driving through creeks and up mountains, that still looks this luxurious.
From the power adjustable, heated leather seats (which cost an extra $806), to the leather steering wheel and the digital dash in front of the steering wheel, it all looks great.
Land Rover has again blended old with new and landed on a design that feels fresh and very premium, with a reassuring familiarity and nod to its roots. It's clever styling and will win a lot of fans. The panoramic glass sliding roof will set you back an extra $4370
The centre console is well designed with a matte black finish, keeping the tone of the car to fit its rugged reputation. It's got large air con controls which also looks good and it's all neatly packaged and streamlined. It feels fantastic to sit in on the road.