New Defender: It should come as no surprise to anyone that the current Land Rover Defender will soon cease production and if you haven’t already placed an order for one of the last ones you are definitely too late. The prospect of enduring two fallow years being Defender-less was a bad enough prospect for some as it was but it looks like we could actually have to wait until 2019 to get behind the wheel of whatever Solihull HQ roll out as the Defender replacement.
Rumour, counter-rumour and massive speculation will certainly keep the Defender legend alive in the meantime but there are, at least, a few details that we know for definite about the New Defender:
Five Body Styles
It looks pretty certain that Jaguar Land Rover will offer the New Defender in five different body styles: two short-wheel-base variants, one long-wheel-base station wagon and two pick-ups, one [...]
Our mission continues to be to work with our clients to supply and build truly the most unique Defenders out there. Our journey since 1988, has given us the opportunity to take the initiative to build lots of one-off, Iconic Defenders often high-performance examples to a level far beyond anything else you’ll find.
These vehicles have often been inspiration to customers all over the world to commission our team to work with them and deliver that one-off Defender that exactly fits their lifestyle and gives them the vehicle they always dreamed of. And we can do the same for you!
Nene Overland has been a fan of the TENTIPI range of tents and other accessories for many years. The benefits they offer those on overland travels or the adventurous outdoor types are huge. A Tipi gives you a great living and sleeping space for up to 15 people all surrounding the awesome Eldfell stove which provides safe heating and cooking facilities.
Anyone who has spent any time in a Tentipi will tell you that even in the middle of a Scandinavian winter, camping on the snow you’ll be toasty warm inside your tipi. And it all packs away into the boot of your car or back of your overland truck.
Now, for the first time, Nene Overland have adapted the Tipi philosophy by adding a solid decking base and optional dwarf walls to massively increase the usable floorspace inside the tent. Add to this the built-in seating/sleeping [...]
Based on the Trailhawk version, the Jeep Cherokee KrawLer show car was created to tackle the toughest driving conditions, as the name suggests by hinting at ‘rock crawlers’ that are designed to climb over the harshest off-road obstacles. ‘KL’ is the code identifying the Cherokee family.
The ride is raised for extreme off-road use. This is why the show car is fitted with special Mopar equipment that includes special suspensions, BF Goodrich KM2 255/80/17 off-road tyres, wider wings, skid plates and platforms under the doors.
Sporting a special, Matte Green body pays homage to the Jeep brand’s heritage and tradition with quartz grey interior and exterior details, the KrawLer show car is fitted with a powerful 3.2 V6 Pentastar 272 HP engine, automatic nine-speed transmission and ‘Jeep® Active Drive Lock’ four-wheel drive with low range and rear differential lock.
Land Rover has created a special collector’s edition Defender Pedal Car concept, previewing a full production pedal car model that will go on sale in Spring 2016.
The exclusive Defender pedal car is hand built in the UK and styled to commemorate the legacy of the first-ever pre-production Land Rover affectionately know as ‘Huey’ given its original numberplate of ‘HUE 166′. The concept model is constructed using a rolled-edge aluminium frame complete with individual chassis number and personalised numberplate. It is hand finished in the same Loire Blue found on the full-scale Defender colour palette.
The show car is meticulously hand built in the UK and this exclusive version is constructed precisely to scale to incorporate all of the Defender’s distinctive characteristics such as protective chequer plate, cylindrical running bars and rugged off-road tyres complete with mudflaps. The drive assembly is constructed to enable the young driver [...]
It’s time for the biggest Land Rover event in the calendar and, as it is right on Nene Overland’s doorstep, it is only fitting that we should go-large ourselves!
We will have more vehicles than ever before, covering every flavour of Solihull’s finest and a few others that you might not be expecting to see. We’ll have Hannibal roof tents, roof racks and other kit in abundance and a few ‘Show Only’ Special Offers.
Our stand is in amongst the clubs on the left of the main stand as you enter the show ground, where the real enthusiasts are!
the entire Nene Team from both Peterborough and Maidenhead locations will be there for a very special BBQ on the Saturday night. Bring your own grub and throw it on our Roasting’ Rover grill!
Get more details of the LRO Show on their website: www.lroshow.com
The Goodwood Revival is one of our absolute favourite shows and there is always a waiting list of staff wanting to attend. If you are heading to West Sussex this weekend for the Revival be sure to drop by and say hello to the Nene Team. We are opposite the Doom Bar so you’ll be able to get yourself a nice pint or glass of pop while you chat about the latest Defenders, Jeeps and Ford Mustangs that we have on display.
The 2015 revival is a particularly good event for all Land Rover fans as it is the final year of the current Defender production and Land Rover are putting everything into giving the old girl a good send-off.
Top Tip from Nene: You can actually get into the exhibitor area where we are located for free! You only need a ticket of you plan to watch the [...]
You would never be able to see this image anywhere else in the UK or worldwide. Nene Overland continue to be the Defender 50th Anniversary specialists ever since supplying many new vehicles to clients back in 1998.
It really is a shame that we didn’t record all the serial numbers to tick off which ones have passed through the business. We reckon we’ve genuinely had at least 250 of them over the past 17 years, carrying out all kinds of upgrades including full NAS soft top conversions, 5.0 V8 installations, gearing and tuning upgrades and so much more.
So if you are looking for a nicely turned out, fully refurbished 4.0 V8, automatic, 50th Anniversary Defender or even if you’d like to discuss refurbishisng you own, then please contact our sales team or service departments at either of our branches in Maidenhead or Peterborough.
Nene Overland Will be hosting a BBQ with the famous Roastin’ Rover at the LRO show on Saturday 19th September 2015. It’s a Bring Your Own event but we';ll cook whatever you have, so come and join the entire Nene Overland Team and other like minded Land Rover nuts at the show.
A sequence of landscapes photographed through the iconic seven-slot grille of the Jeep Cherokee are featured in a new TV advert that will run in the UK and across Europe
The spot shows an sequence of wild landscapes and metropolitan scenes seen from a unique viewpoint: through the seven-slot grille: Africa, South America, North America, Antarctica, Asia, Europe and Oceania – coming together to express the most authentic spirit of adventure in the Jeep’s DNA.
The 200 hp of the new 2.2 MultiJet II engine, champs at the bit behind the famous grille of the Jeep Cherokee. The commercial is an epic tale told through pictures, music and the words of the claim ‘Roads are just a point of view’. The chosen route is not an issue – the advert shows mud, sand, water and tarmac – when you can rely on the top-in-class performance, ride comfort, off-road capabilities, infotainment features and safety [...]