New Land Rover Defender 110 gets roof tent option
Land Rover has revealed a new roof-top tent option for its long-wheelbase Defender 110.
Developed in collaboration with Italian camping experts, Autohome, the new roof tent is designed to mount directly to the SUV’s roof rails and could be available alongside the Defender 100 when its launched Down Under this August.
Priced in Europe from around €3100 ($A5050) the lofty new accommodation isn’t cheap, however included in that price is a double mattress, three pillows, and LED interior light, removable rear canopy, mosquito nets on each door and a neat aluminium ladder.
Made using insulated fibreglass, its makers claim that the tents composite outer shell keeps occupants warm in cold weather and cool in hot conditions and even muffles the sound of heavy rain.
It’s even easy to use. Release a clip at the rear of the roof box and a pair of gas struts raise the tent, that opens up to measure 2.3 metres long, 1.3 metres tall and 1.5 metres wide.
If you and your other half are on the bigger side beware. Land Rover says the new pop-up tent and roof rails are only rated to a maximum roof load of 300kg.
Land Rover says it hopes buyers will order the new high-rise accommodation along with the Defender’s Adventure Pack that adds the roof rack, roof rails, plus the distinctive side mounted panniers.
The new roof tent is claimed to be just one of 170 individual accessories that will be available when the Land Rover Defender 110 lands here this August.
Pricing for the cheapest Defender D200 kicks off from $69,990, stretching to $137,100 for the range-topping P400 X.