In celebration of World Land Rover Day, which also marks the 71st Anniversary for Land Rover, the carmaker has announced plans for the new Defender to complete a final phase of field testing with Tusk Trust, on location in Kenya.
Jaguar Land Rover has released a new set of images of the camouflaged Defender hauling through the rugged Kenyan terrain, where it will complete its final phase of testing.
The Defender prototype wearing a unique camouflage will experience life at the Borana Conservancy as part of Land Rover’s 15-year partnership with Tusk Trust. The prototype will tow heavy loads, wade through rivers and carry supplies across unforgiving terrain in a series of real-world trials at the 14,000-hectare reserve.
“The incredible opportunity to put it to the test in the field, supporting operations at the Borana Conservancy in Kenya, with Tusk, will allow our engineers to verify that we are meeting this target as we enter the final phase of our development program,” said Nick Rogers, Executive Director, Product Engineering, Jaguar Land Rover.
The new Land Rover Defender is set to be revealed in full, peeling off the camo wraps, in September.