Like each different member of the Land Rover lineup, the second-generation Defender is extraordinarily fashionable with aftermarket tuners. Dutch agency Niels van Roij jumped on the bandwagon by asserting a customization program that places the client entrance and heart. Commissioning a one-off Defender isn’t low cost, nonetheless.
Niels van Roij is not new to the world of aftermarket Land Rover fashions; it introduced a two-door Vary Rover in March 2019. For the Defender, it selected to deal with colours and supplies. Working straight with prospects, it reinvents the SUV’s design and character with out drastically altering its shapes. For instance, one shopper requested for a Defender with an inside impressed by the Caribbean island he met his spouse on. One other requested the very same paint coloration worn by the traditional Defender in his assortment. Neither has been constructed but, nonetheless.
The record of obtainable supplies contains a number of various kinds of leather-based upholstery, jeans, aluminum, teak wooden, and copper, which Land Rover additionally places on a few of its vehicles. Completed in grey and black, the primary Niels van Roij Defender receives strong aluminum air vents built-in into the fenders and milled protecting plates that substitute the plastic items Land Rover installs on the hood. It rides on 20-inch wheels, although 22-inch items are additionally accessible. It is comparatively refined in comparison with among the different commissions described by the designer.
Pricing for the custom-built Defender (which Niels van Roij calls the Valiance, a part of its Heritage Customs line) begins at 90,000 euros, a sum that represents roughly $106,600 on the present conversion charge. It varies relying on the donor automobile (Land Rover affords short- and long-wheelbase variants of the Defender, for instance) and the choices chosen. Consumers ought to plan on ready at a least a month and a half earlier than they obtain their one-of-a-kind off-roader.
New modified Defenders seem on a surprisingly common foundation. Polish tuner Carlex Design took the SUV to the following degree in late 2020 when it unveiled a construct referred to as Racing Inexperienced that obtained a wide-body equipment, a big serving of carbon fiber accents, cognac upholstery, and, after all, darkish inexperienced paint. It is priced at about $103,000.