LAND ROVER AND AUTOHOME CREATE RUGGED ROOF TENT FOR NEW DEFENDER

22 June 2020

Land Rover has teamed up with specialist Autohome to develop a bespoke roof tent for the New Land Rover Defender 110. The rugged, easy-to-operate design allows customers to enjoy short overnight camping trips or lengthy overland expeditions in complete comfort.

Land Rover has teamed up with Autohome to develop a bespoke roof tent for the New Defender 110 that’s as tough and capable as the vehicle it was created for

  • Rugged accommodation: Land Rover and Autohome have developed a state-of-the-art roof tent for New Defender which can be put up in seconds with one simple movement
  • Room with a view: Sleeps two adults and includes a full-size luxury mattress, pillows, interior LED light, rear canopy and compact aluminium ladder
  • Tried and tested: Autohome is the world’s leading producer of roof tents for explorers and the Land Rover Defender roof tent is available now, priced €3,081.96
  • Adventure-ready: With a maximum payload of 900kg, a static roofload of 300kg* and unstoppable capability, New Defender is the ultimate 4x4 for overland trips
  • Ready to roll: Customer deliveries of the New Land Rover Defender are underway and the Defender 110 is priced from £45,240 in the UK. Find out more at: New Defender

Monday 22 June 2020, Gaydon, UK – Land Rover has teamed up with specialist Autohome to develop a bespoke roof tent for the New Land Rover Defender 110. The rugged, easy-to-operate design allows customers to enjoy short overnight camping trips or lengthy overland expeditions in complete comfort.

New Defender is the most capable and connected Land Rover to date, with a short wheelbase and minimal overhangs providing excellent off-road geometry and software-over-the-air technology ensuring customers benefit from the latest updates, wherever they pitch camp in the world.

As tough and capable as the vehicle it was created for, the Defender roof tent features an intuitive design and premium quality materials that have been proven in the harshest climates.

A lightweight fibreglass shell protects the tent when not in use and allows it to be erected singlehandedly in seconds. 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.

Designed for those with adventurous hearts and curious minds, the tent sleeps two adults on a full-size luxury cotton mattress and comes with pillows, an interior LED light and a stowage net. The tent can be easily accessed from either side of the vehicle and comes with an extendable aluminium access ladder which can be stored in the stowage bag inside the tent when not in use.

Land Rover Defender camping
Land Rover Defender camping
Land Rover Defender camping

On the move, the tent is stowed flat for maximum stability and aerodynamic efficiency. When erected, it measures 2.3m long, 1.3m wide and 1.5m high.

The roof tent is available to purchase from Land Rover retailers or the Autohome website, priced at €3,081.96 RRP excluding VAT.

Joe Sinclair, Land Rover Director of Branded Goods and Licencing, said: “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.”

Giuseppe Fercodini, CEO of Autohome, said: “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.”

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 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.

The New Defender is the most capable and connected Land Rover to date the Defender 110 is priced from£45,240. To configure and order yours online, click here: www.landrover.co.uk

ENDS

*Land Rover Defender 110

Further information

For further information log onto www.uk.media.landrover.com or contact:

Kim Palmer
Public Relations Manager, Land Rover UK
M: 07795 666 169
E: kpalmer@landrover.com

Twitter: @LandRoverUKPR

Instagram: @LandRoverUKPR

Notes to Editors

About Land Rover
Since 1948 Land Rover has been manufacturing authentic 4x4s that represent true 'breadth of capability' across the model range. Defender, Discovery, Discovery Sport, Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, Range Rover Velar and Range Rover Evoque each define the world's SUV sectors, with 80 per cent of this model range exported to over 100 countries.

About Autohome
The Autohome vehicle roof tent has been a companion for adventurers, explorers and travellers around the world for over sixty years. The Italian company who patented the hard shell roof tents in 1958 make their tents from top quality materials using the state of the art technology.

The roof tents which are innovative and made with creative spirit allow people the freedom and independence to enjoy the great outdoors safely and comfortably, either for a peaceful weekend with the family or for an off road adventure beyond limits.