DEFENDER COMMUNITY CAFEWhere Indian owners of the Defender come together to share their everlasting passion for their vehicles and their unique experiences driving the icon that is the Defender.
“OWNING A DEFENDER SETS YOU APART AND SAYS SOMETHING VERY UNIQUE ABOUT YOUR PERSONALITY.”
When you own a Defender, you inherit a legacy. It is an iconic vehicle, no less. I first saw the Defender in an auto magazine and I immediately fell in love with it. The fascination for the Defender stayed with me, as did the aspiration of owning it. So, when I saw one was available, it felt like I was destined to have it. If I had missed this chance, I know I would have regretted it for the rest of my life.
You develop such a bond with your Defender that you almost treat your vehicle as a living being. The vehicle involves you, engages you, it is much more than just an ownership experience. When driving my Defender, I feel like the king of the road. It just has that presence about it. I feel that owning a Defender sets you apart and says something very unique about your personality.
- Mr Ashish Gupta
"THE TOUGHER THE CONDITIONS, THE STRONGER THE DEFENDER GETS."
For me, The Defender is all about its beauty and the raw power it brings to off-roading. It’s the ultimate off-roader. The sheer capability of the vehicle is what makes it stand out for me. Wherever I go, however tough the conditions may be, the Defender has never let me down.
The anti-stall feature comes in handy on the toughest of terrains; the engine just refuses to shut down. Its beauty is so captivating, that I fell in love with the vehicle at first sight. From outings in difficult terrains in Malaysia, to visiting tea plantations with my family, and to off-roading in my state of Tamil Nadu, my every experience with the vehicle has been one to cherish.
- Mr Pramod Thevannoor
"THE DEFENDER FOR ME IS A CULT MACHINE. I GREW UP WANTING IT. I HAVE A DIFFERENT KIND OF A CONNECTION WITH THE VEHICLE. SOMETHING, THAT CAN'T BE PUT INTO WORDS."
Having grown up developing a connection with the Defender, I always had the desire to own one. Right from the word go, I was fascinated by the vehicle and what it could do on any terrain. The culmination of my longstanding desire ended up with me purchasing a 1984 Land Rover 90. What astounds me is that in my eight years of ownership, it has not stopped even once!
I still remember driving it through the Goan ghats during the fierce monsoons. Navigating through those curvy roads, with the rains were lashing at us … that moment was pure magic.
I consider my vehicle as a part of my family. It's a matter of pride to own the Defender. I have such a strong connection with the vehicle that I purchased the Defender 110 very recently. It is being restored to its original specifications and I would like to retain them as part of my inheritance for sure.
- Mr Vivish George
“YOU JUST HAVE ONE LIFE, LIVE IT! AND WHEN YOU HAVE ONE LIFE, THERE’S ONLY ONE VEHICLE: THE DEFENDER. GET IT!”
From a very early age, I have always loved the Defender and I have grown up with the aspiration of owning one. It was a dream to own the Defender and I bought my Defender 110 as soon as I found one in the market. I have always associated myself with the name Defender and the brand Land Rover. I feel it’s not a vehicle, it’s a portrayal of my lifestyle.
I have owned a lot of cars in my life, but nothing comes close to the capability of the Defender. My most memorable trips have been with the Defender. Its reliability on any terrain has given me some really enriching experiences. Its stability ensures that I can take the vehicle anywhere without a problem.
It has a massive road presence, once you get behind the wheel inside the Defender, you know you are going to get a power-packed performance every single time. As someone famous has said, you just have one life, live it! And when you have one life, there’s only one vehicle: the Defender. Get it!
- Mr Kevin Oakley
“I WILL NEVER SELL MY VEHICLE. IT IS DEFINITELY GOING TO BE A PART OF MY INHERITANCE.”
When I came across the Defender for the first time, I fell in love with the shape of the vehicle. The vehicle is just phenomenal, the off-roading aspect, the rich heritage, the capability of the vehicle, it is all just mind-boggling.
Having taken various trips across the country, having visited the places I have visited, I feel that I can truly reach anywhere, and I can use it for any purpose. The vehicle handles very well when it is fully-loaded. I drive my Defender every day. It makes me want to keep on going.
I have a very intimate bond with the vehicle. The Defender has given me so many memories and so many experiences that I never ever want to let go of it. That is the plan. I will never sell my vehicle. It is definitely going to be a part of my inheritance.
- Mr Prithviraj Vedpathak