Defender LXV Marks Land Rover’s 65th Anniversary

Defender LXV Marks Land Rover’s 65th Anniversary

Land Rover is celebrating its 65th anniversary with a special edition of its Defender SUV.

Limited to 65 units in the U.K., Land Rover will build the Defender LXV with its 2.2-liter diesel engine and a six-speed manual transmission.

Based on the Defender Hard Top, the SUV is painted black with a contrasting grey roof, grille, fascia and headlight surrounds. You won’t find any gaudy 20-inch wheels here, just 16-inch sawtooth wheels with rugged off-road tires.

The cabin gets special touches too, with leather trim and orange contrast stitching on the seats, steering wheel and center console.

Land Rover is asking £28,765 for the Defender LXV, which translates to $44,500.

GALLERY: Land Rover Defender LXV