The new Land Rover Defender has a number of rivals, but its biggest challenge is to fill the shoes of its predecessor.
The previous generation Defender has a reputation for unreliability. Whether this claim is true or not is open to dispute, but we think it’s unmerited. One of our editorial team members drives an old Defender and he always arrives on time for work and there’s never a trace of oil or grease under his fingernails.
It’s far too soon for the new Defender to have gained a reputation, but typically the first batch of a new vehicle has a few niggles – this applies to all brands.