IF YOU fancy glamping it up on an overland trip in a new Land Rover Defender, the Midlands maker has the answer in the shape of a bespoke roof tent for two.
Land Rover has teamed up with Italian specialist company Autohome to develop the roof tent for the all-new Defender 110, deliveries of which are now underway with prices starting from £45,240.
The tent sleeps two adults on a full-size luxury cotton mattress and comes with pillows, an interior LED light and a stowage net. It can be accessed from either side of the vehicle using an extendable aluminium access ladder which can be stored in a stowage bag inside the tent when.
A lightweight fibreglass shell protects the tent when not in use and allows it to be erected singlehandedly in seconds by unclipping a fastening at the rear and lifting the shell slightly enabling integral gas struts to take over and fully open the fabric sides.
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.
It's available to purchase from Land Rover retailers or the Autohome website, priced at â¬3,081.96 RRP excluding VAT - around Â£2,789 at current exchange rates.
According to Joe Sinclair, Land Rover's director of branded goods and licencing: "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."
And Autohome CEO Giuseppe Fercodini adds: "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 works in conjunction with the official Land Rover Expedition Roof Rack and Roof Rails, which come fitted as standard with the Adventure Pack - one of four accessory packs available for the new model.
A total of 170 individual accessories have been developed for the new Defender - the largest range ever produced for a Land Rover. More than half of all Defender 110 models specified online so far have been ordered with one of the packs - the others are the Explorer, Country and Urban Packs.