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2021 Land Rover Defender

Land Rover has been deep into testing their all-new Defender and they've just announced a major development milestone. The company's prototype fleet has just completed 745,645 miles of testing and by the time it is revealed to the world later this year, the Defender will have passed more than 45,000 individual tests in some of the most severe weather conditions on the planet. The new Defender has been put through the paces in 120+ degree deserts, the sub-40 degree Arctic, and it tackled the Rocky Mountains at altitudes of up to 10,000 feet. 

For World Land Rover Day, the company has offered a handful of new images of the test fleet in action. While it's still heavily camouflaged, the images preview a brutish, boxy SUV in four-door and two-door configurations. The new Defender is designed and developed in the UK and will be produced at their brand new manufacturing facility in Nitra, Slovakia.

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