Land Rover, Autohome create bespoke social distancing getaway solution
Rugged isn't just used for describing the 2020 Land Rover Defender. It's also the word of choice for the new Autohome roof tent that was designed specifically for the SUV.
Having a tent for your Defender means that you not only can conquer rough terrain, but can hole up for a few nights once you get there. That's a style of social distancing that anyone could be proud of.
An aluminum access ladder is standard.Photo courtesy of Land Rover
"Land Rover has worked hand-in-hand with our technicians to design a unique roof tent for the Land Rover Defender. This tent is much more than a campsite accessory: its strength, comfort, versatility and reliability makes it ideal for extreme camping and off-road holidays," said Giuseppe Fercodini, CEO of Autohome.
The Defender roof tent features a fiberglass shell that protects it when it's not in use and allows it to pop up into place quickly. To erect, simply unclip the fastening at the rear and lift the shell slightly for the integral gas struts to take over and fully open the carbon grey fabric sides.
When upright, the tent measures 2.3 meters long, 1.3 meters wide, and 1.5 meters high. It can be stowed flat during travel.
The tent sleeps two adults on a full-size cotton mattress. It comes with two pillows, an interior LED light, and stowage net. The tent is accessed from either side of the vehicle. An aluminum access ladder is included and can be stored in the stowage bag when not in use.
The tent can be accessed from either side of the Defender.Photo courtesy of Land Rover
"The New Land Rover Defender is the ideal vehicle to reach remote destinations comfortably both on and off road. This roof tent will enable Defender drivers to continue their adventure above and beyond their journey; it's perfect for the modern-day explorer," said Joe Sinclair, Land Rover Director of Branded Goods and Licensing.
The roof tent is available to purchase from Land Rover retailers or the Autohome website, priced at €3,081.96 RRP excluding VAT.
The roof tent is an addition to the 170 individual accessories already available for the Defender – the largest range ever produced for a Land Rover – and works in conjunction with the official Land Rover Expedition Roof Rack and Roof Rails, which come fitted as standard with the Adventure Pack.
The tent includes a bed that fits two people.Photo courtesy of Land Rover
The Adventure Pack is one of four accessory packs available for New Defender – alongside the Explorer, Country and Urban Packs – each designed to give the vehicle a distinct character. Over half of all Defender 110 models specified online have been fitted with one of the packs.
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