DEFENDER DESERT TREK

Land Rover Monthly - - Upfront -

A LAND Rover Defender is one of five off road icons to be se­lected for a 14-day jour­ney across the Simp­son Desert in Aus­tralia.

For the 17th year in a row, Aus­tralian com­pany ARB are set­ting up the Sandy Floors & Cel­lar Doors voy­age across the desert, and have picked the Bri­tish icon as one of the few cars to help cel­e­brate its 40th an­niver­sary.

The Defender 110 cho­sen fea­tures the 2.5-litre four­cylin­der di­rect in­jec­tion turbo diesel en­gine, and comes with 250,000 km al­ready on the clock. Ev­i­dence of the car’s ex­pe­ri­ence is clear via dents and scratches across the back, while ARB will be re­plac­ing the buck­led orig­i­nal rims ahead of the jour­ney.

A Toy­ota FJ40 Land­cruiser, Toy­ota Hilux, Nis­san GQ Pa­trol, and Jeep Wran­gler TJ will also be join­ing the cause, which gets un­der­way May 15.

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