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We are going to make a bit of a presumption that as you’re looking at our website you are probably a fan of vehicles that can sometimes be an acquired taste? If you wanted something normal, comfortable and quiet you’d be looking at boring-cars-r-us.com, right?!
However just because you like your vehicles looking purposeful and spirited doesn’t mean you have to endure the harshness they often come with. You CAN have an off road truck that is also comfortable for long journeys and quiet enough to have a conversation with your passengers without shouting.
Fitting new seats, soundproofing the bulkhead and headlining, renewing the door cards and even just fitting new custom mats can have your vehicle feeling like new again.
Nene Overland have been refurbishing vehicles for many years, particularly those at the utility end of the spectrum, so we know a thing or two about making a civilized family car out of a truck.
We carry the full range of seats from Exmoor Trim as well as a huge range of seat covers – including he legendary Melvill & Moon canvas covers. We can also turn your hardtop into a convertible for the summer. Please contact us for advice.
Completely reworked Defender dashboard and interior. The finished effect is a million miles away from its utilitarian origins
We can retire the interior in any combination of finishes and colours that you like. Leather, suede, metallic, carbon effect or even wood.
Bring the deck of your yacht right into your Defender! Unique looks and finish with very practical and hardwearing finish
Upgrading the standard gear levers and other switchgear and handles to alloy finish adds a very nice flourish to the interior
We can continue the leather trim right throughout the interior including cubby box and door cards. Even hard-back sports seats like these don’t have to be too firm and uncomfortable
Leather comes in all kinds of colours, finishes and textures including Crocodile Skin
Seating Conversions and Upgrades
Recaro seats remain a favourite for those wanting a sporty feel but we offer a wide range of alternatives
Seats can be retried to your exact requirements. All one finish, two-tone, different leathers, whatever you desire
Just because you own a hard-top utility vehicle like this one doesn’t mean you cannot have a comfortable and unique cabin!
Audio and Entertainment
Like most motoring enthusiasts the team at Nene Overland can get as much enjoyment out of the sound of the engine travelling down the open road as much as anyone. However it is made much better with a great soundtrack playing too.
The days of the simple FM radio are long gone, we are now connected in myriad ways and need to stay connected, entertained and in touch no matter where we are on the planet. For many vehicles that’s easy enough, they may never stray far from civilization, they never venture off the tarmac and the vehicles were probably designed from day one with a fully integrated audio system in mind. Certainly the latest Range Rover and Jeep Grand Cherokee models are not to be sniffed at with their magnificent surround-sound systems.
But what if you have a Defender? Or open top Wrangler? Or a Toyota Land Cruiser? Or even a restored Series Land Rover? Apart from being far from ideal for acoustics they were just never meant to be rivals for the local concert hall. But we can help you with all of this!
We can fit virtually any system to any vehicle depending on your requirements but have also created a few off-the-shelf packages that we know will work well with the kind of vehicles our customers usually drive.
Our Audio Team has over 20 years experience working solely on car audio and can install entertainment systems that offer truly exceptional levels of music fidelity and versatility. If you need to plug in a couple of smartphones, connect a sat-nav, add an iPad and even a CD multi-changer we can do all that. You want USB ports galore? Bluetooth connectivity? Hands-free operation and multi-zone output so that you can have different sounds in the front and rear? That’s all covered too.
And if you like your tunes hard and heavy we have the know-how to make you feel it in your bones rather than through the ears. Crisp, clear and as loud as is gets.
We haven’t forgetten about entertaining the kids either. Keeping them quiet in the back on a long road trip can make the whole journey a whole lot easier. It might be just a matter of adding extra 12v USB sockets in the back to charge their smartphones or iPads. It could be a fully integrated and roof-mounted DVD system that plays the film soundtrack through the rear speakers and lets you keep the radio on in the front. Whichever you think will work best for your next family outing we can help you.
We are now carrying out installs of our iPad mini dash pods to 2007+ Puma Defenders. TD5 Defender and Discovery options are also available as a special order item. The pod is available in satin black or any choice of leather covering to match your interior.
Linked to your sound system or fitted in conjunction with our Symphony Surround Sound System we can give you full screen vehicle information such as speed, engine temperature, RPM as well as fault code diagnosis on some set ups. You will be able to feed all of your stored entertainment, including music and film library, through the Defender head unit as well as utilise any of the various SAT NAV apps that are available for the iPad.
A stunning development that is a far better option than investing in Double-DIN head units which need lots of expensive work to relocate switches etc. The total cost, including fitting, buying the iPad and all the software to enable this great option will still give you change over the cost of Double-DIN installation!
Staying connected, particularly for those who work on the road or regularly travel for business, is an absolute must nowadays. Relying on your smartphone to keep you in touch with the office will eventually let you down as you skip between blackspots in your network’s coverage. We can install a system that will keep you connected no matter where you choose to go.
Our solutions start with a simple in-car wi-fi product that uses a mobile phone SIM card much like any ‘dongle’ but hard-wired to the vehicle so it will never run flat. Other systems take multiple SIMs so it will search the strongest signal from all the available networks and even latch onto any free wi-fi signals in the area if it can detect them. Ultimately the only way might be up! Satellite connectivity will keep you online 24/7 regardless of the ground network conditions or weather conditions! Voice, data and even VOIP are all possible as in-car fitment without taking up huge amounts of storage, it can all be hidden away and as inconspicuous as you require. Contact us for further information.
No matter how comfy we try to make you in your Icon if you can’t talk to your passengers or hear the radio you won’t enjoy the ride. So It all starts with the acoustics and soundproofing. Trying to listen to the finer periods of La Bohème in a Defender hard-top running on BFG muds is just a fruitless exercise. Applying a decent level of soundproofing and carefully placing component speakers to maximize the sound fidelity and overcome the background road noise will have you belting out the lyrics to the fourth act like Puccini wrote it just for you!
Soundproofing the bulkhead and headlining, renewing the door cards and even just fitting new custom mats can have your vehicle feeling like new again. We don’t want to completely mask the sound of the engine, you need to hear the meaty rasp from time to time, but cutting out basic road noise is straightforward if you do it properly.