New Land Rover Defender to the Rescue [w/video]

A large truck and the new Land Rover Defender meet in a dusty riverbed for a mighty rescue.

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The Defender nameplate is synonymous with offroad capability and while on a video shoot in the Namib desert in Namibia, a team from Land Rover stumbled upon a truck that was stuck in a dried-up riverbed and required assistance.  

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Reports indicate that the truck driver had been stranded for 3 days with limited supplies. For Land Rover, this was a perfect opportunity to lend a helping hand and put 2 new, fully-equipped Defender 110s to use.

Despite slippery sand and a maximum tow rating of 3 500 kg, the 2 Defenders managed to haul the large Scania truck out of its predicament. 

We can’t wait to test the capabilities of the new Land Rover Defender on South African soil but we will have to wait until June 2020 for the Defender to arrive in our market. 

When it arrives it will initially be offered in 110 guise with the short-wheelbase Defender 90 following later. 

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