Autohome and Land Rover have a roof-top tent for the summer
Fancy a holiday at home this summer, but are nervous about the thought of staying in a socially-distant hotel? Well, good news! Land Rover and Autohome have teamed up to provide the perfect camping solution.
Enjoy overland expeditions
Created specially for the new Defender, Autohome's bespoke roof-mounted tent fits to the top of a new Defender 110 and, according to the blurb: "Allows customers to enjoy short overnight camping trips or lengthy overland expeditions in complete comfort."
The tent has, according to its makers, an intuitive design and premium quality materials that have been proven in the harshest climates. It'll sleep two adults, lying on a full-size luxury cotton mattress, and comes with some fluffy pillows, a stowage net, and LED interior lighting. The whole structure can be extended with one easy movement, and it's pretty much as easy to pack away after.
Sleep above your troubles
Obviously, being mounted to the roof of the Defender means you can sleep soundly knowing that you're well above any unexpected dampness, insects, snails, cows, cats, bulls, snakes, bears, gibbons, sasquatch, etc.
When you've popped it up, the tent is 2.3 metres long, 1.3 metres wide, and 1.5 metres high. When it's stowed, the whole apparatus packs flat into an aerodynamically optimised container. It's part of a vast 170-strong set of accessories for the Defender, and it works with the official Land Rover Expedition Roof Rack and Roof Rails, which come fitted as standard with the car's Adventure Pack.
Perfect for the modern-day explorer
Have a seat before we tell you the price, though. It's €3,081.96 excluding VAT.
Joe Sinclair, Land Rover Director of Branded Goods and Licencing, said: "The New Land Rover Defender is the ideal vehicle to reach remote destinations comfortably both on and off-road. This roof tent will enable Defender drivers to continue their adventure above and beyond their journey; it's perfect for the modern-day explorer."
Giuseppe Fercodini, CEO of Autohome, said: "Land Rover has worked hand-in-hand with our technicians to design a unique roof tent for the Land Rover Defender. This tent is much more than a campsite accessory: its strength, comfort, versatility and reliability makes it ideal for extreme camping and off-road holidays."