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Video: Land Rover Defender Van: The Unofficial Concept To Explore
Have you ever heard of the Land Rover Defender Van? The new concept is a reinvention of the classic Defender as a… van. Unsurprisingly, it is the work of car designer Samir Sadikhov that knows how to steal the show. The square design with an outer protective cage and the adventurer look make the machine an all-terrain beast with enormous capabilities. If the Land Rover Defender 110 hasn't left you speechless, the Defender Van promises to capsize you. Find out the details in the following paragraphs.
Land Rover Defender Van: the backpacker van version
The classic Land Rover Defender is an icon. That's why the automaker launched a brand new version of the SUV last year. But as cool as the latest iteration is, it's hard to improve on a classic. But that didn't stop Samir Sadikhov from trying.
The Germany-based car designer has come up with an unofficial Land Rover Defender Van concept that we wish it had been real. Sadikhov has taken the legendary retro 4 × 4 Defender and turned it into a standout camper van that looks tough and sturdy enough to survive the end of the world.
Changes to the new concept to know
What is so exceptional and performing about the new concept of the vehicle is the way it makes use of the old school design of the Defender. Sadikhov took the square shape of the machine and used it as a starting point for fun. The main difference between his Van Concept and the current SUV is that the driver's cabin is enlarged so that the windshield is located right in front of the vehicle. A simple fit that also looks surprisingly natural.
But this is far from the only change Sadikhov has made. The Land Rover Defender Van concept is based on the 3-door Defender 90 but on an elongated 110 chassis. The van is also equipped with an external protective cage and a roof rack filled with survival equipment. Added to this are fender flares and studded off-road tires. Despite these changes, the car designer preferred to hang on to some iconic features of the Defender, like its round headlights, projectors and grille bar which clearly bring out the origins of the Defender Van.
At the moment there are no pictures of the interior of the vehicle, but we would imagine it to be much more spacious than before and that there might even be room for a bed and a kitchenette..
Since this is just an unofficial concept, Sadikhov's Defender Van is unlikely to conquer the roads anytime soon. To all enthusiasts, it remains only to hope that Land Rover, or a particularly adventurous bespoke manufacturing workshop, will see this and make it a reality.