Dutch company Heritage Customs will offer what is believed to be the world’s first soft-top conversion of the current Defender 90. Kokkini Paralia. Each variant features the company’s set of interior and exterior “Magic Metal” highlights, as can be found on their existing Valiance models.
So far, only CGI renderings of the vehicles have been released, showing what is described as a “semi-electric” hood. Unlike the previous Defender, which could be ordered as a soft top from day one, the current L663 model has significantly fewer body styles available. Closest to Land Rover’s offering is the foldable fabric roof panel, an optional extra £ 370, in place of a sliding panoramic roof – and it’s very nice, too, though not quite at all. made the full convertible experience.
(Incidentally, Land Rover has abandoned the convertible option for its only other recent convertible model, the Range Rover Evoque convertible.)
Regarding structural integrity, Heritage Customs co-owner Niels van Roij told LRO that his company “makes sure the car will stay strong and stiff by strengthening the body and chassis. We work with government organizations to make sure the car will meet or exceed their standards.
Want one? You will need around £ 118,000 plus VAT. That likely puts it in the same stadium as next year’s top Range Rover SV (Land Rover has yet to release pricing for this flagship).
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