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2007 Defender Boasts Comprehensive Improvements
Rover has initiated evolutionary improvements to its vehicle lineup. The recent beneficiary of said improvements is Rover Defender. 2007 Defender is given comprehensive enhancements to boost functionality, durability and versatility.
2007 Land Rover Defender parts were enhanced to improve driveability, torque and driving feel. It was given a new 2.4-litre diesel engine, heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system, improved ergonomics, upgraded sound insulation, and new fascia. However, Defender has retained its wheelbase architecture which includes 90, 110 and 130 wheelbase versions supporting a wide range of bespoke derivatives. Speaker installation for enhanced sound quality and reproduction was also done. Further, an auxiliary/MP3 audio input socket is also offered by the new Defender.
Land Rover managing director Phil Popham said, “We’re building on Defender’s success with a package of improvements that will extend its off-road abilities even further, while transforming on-road refinement and comfort. These changes represent a significant vote of confidence in a product which is the foundation of Land Rover’s reputation for off-road excellence; we believe these enhancements will win the hearts and minds of new and existing customers alike.”
2007 Rover Defender is given more pulling power compared to its ancestors. The torque output of the vehicle is now higher. Its 360 Nm (265 lb ft) peak is delivered at only 2000 rpm and more than 315 Nm (232 lb ft) of torque is available from 1500 rpm to 2700 rpm.
Dave Saddington, Defender chief designer also pointed out, “Defender’s timeless exterior has become synonymous with functional design. Every line and surface seems to be linked to the vehicle’s extraordinary capability, so we deliberately changed very little. But the interior’s a different story. We wanted to change the heating system and instruments, as well as improve ergonomics, all of which gave us the opportunity to introduce an all-new facia. In doing so, we’ve worked hard to reflect Defender’s unique purpose and versatility inside the vehicle too. The new facia is better integrated, more robust and functionally superior to the old unit, whilst still entirely in keeping with Defender’s character.”
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