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The Land Rover Defender Now Offers Its Very Own Rooftop Tent


June 24, 2020 Cars By
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Overlanding is pretty much a foundational part of the Land Rover brand. Selling off-road camping accessories has become a lucrative business in recent years…so it’s no surprise Land Rover is making a massive push in that direction with the new Defender. The new SUV offers four different accessory packs, as well as myriad other options and add-ons. The most recent addition to that roster of accessories: a rooftop tent.

Land Rover is partnering with British manufacturer Autohome on a bespoke rooftop tent for the new Defender 110. The tent is made from a lightweight fiberglass shell, with carbon gray fabric sides. It can be opened single-handedly by unclipping a fastener at the rear. The tent features a mattress for two, an interior LED light, a stowage net and an extendable aluminum access ladder.

The tent will sell for the equivalent of about $3,830 from Land Rover or Autohome — at least, in the U.K. (The tent pairs with the Expedition Roof Rack, which comes included in the “Explorer Pack” bundle or for $1,850 as a standalone option.) No announcement has been made about whether Americans will be able to buy one. It’s not currently available on the Land Rover USA website.

Still, should it make it across the Pond, it’s sure to be a must-have add-on for many buyers. That said, you might be better off waiting a bit for it. Defenders have begun arriving on American shores — I spotted my first one in the wild in Michigan last week  — but unless you pre-ordered, it might be a while before you can find one, even to test drive.

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Tyler Duffy

Tyler Duffy is Gear Patrol's Motoring Staff Writer. He used to write about sports for The Big Lead and The Athletic. He has a black belt in toddler wrangling. He's based outside Detroit.

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