The Land Rover Defender is one of the most iconic off-road vehicles in the world. Being highly versatile and capable of tackling the toughest terrain on Earth, the Defender has now been readjusted to become a London taxi cab ahead of a special Defender 2,000,000 charity event at Bonhams, scheduled for December 16.

As a brief recap, the Defender 2,000,000 was unveiled earlier in June to commemorate 67 years of production in Solihull and the two-millionth Series Land Rover and Defender. The bespoke off-roader, which features exclusive details, involved a team of life-long Defender fans in its construction. Proceeds from the 4×4’s auction will go towards select foundations and societies.

However, the Defender cab isn’t the only highlight in the lead up to the event. Land Rover has also dropped this short film that depicts the unusual taxi driving through the streets of London. Along the way, viewers can see that “Land Rover Defender fever hits London,” with the cues of the 4×4 seen everywhere.


Among the more interesting variations of the Defender include a Series II Land Rover ice cream van, a specially-tailored Paul Smith Defender and the first ever Series Land Rover show car, which was displayed at the Amsterdam Motor Show in 1948, all taking in the sights and sounds of London as they tell the story of the Defender’s rich history. Invokes a bit of nostalgia, doesn’t it?

Unfortunately, production of the Land Rover Defender is set to come to an end this year, with a replacement touted for a 2018 introduction. The new Defender is said to come in five bodystyles and will focus on commercial success first over the hardcore philosophy of the outgoing Defender, to appeal to more buyers.

GALLERY: Land Rover Defender 2,000,000