Landy gen­try

Here are a cou­ple of be­spoke Land Rovers for dif­fer­ent folks

Herald Sun - Motoring - - Car News -

A POSH Evoque and a wood­pan­elled De­fender are proof the iconic Land Rover brand is a cause cele­bre.

Vic­to­ria Beck­ham has teamed with Land Rover to cre­ate a spe­cial edi­tion four­door Evoque with be­spoke de­tails, from the hand-fin­ished matt paint to 20-inch black al­loy wheels with rose gold ac­cents to match the rose gold plat­ing on the badges and grill sur­round.

In­side there are mo­hair floor mats and a mi­cro­suede head­liner, along with black­lac­quered and al­loy trim.

Only 200 cars will be built glob­ally with a price of about $124,000.

The first batch is headed for China— where Beck­ham’s hus­band David is still revered for his soc­cer skills— and where the bur­geon­ing up­per class have a grow­ing ap­petite for lux­ury goods. Vic­to­ria Beck­ham has owned a string of Range Rovers and says: ‘‘ For me they are the epit­ome of qual­ity and lux­ury.’’

Mean­while, Bul­gar­ian after­mar­ket out­fit­ter Vil­ner has trans­formed the Land Rover De­fender into a mo­bile in­fo­tain­ment hub. Leather wraps ev­ery avail­able sur­face that isn’t sport­ing tim­ber pan­els— the bet­ter to muf­fle the vi­bra­tions pump­ing out of a 600-watt mul­ti­me­dia sys­tem.

The cus­tom in­te­rior, in­clud­ing mul­ti­me­dia sys­tem

and rear bucket seats, costs about $20,000— small change for the East­ern Euro­pean and Mid­dle East­ern cus­tomers who make up the bulk of Vil­ner’s clien­tele.

Craig Duff

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