Land Rover Defender by Nakatanenga Nature And Carlex Design
The Land Rover Defender might be an off-road going, straight-to-the-point austere automobile from the start, but that doesn’t mean it has to stay that way. Even though we like the original versions better.
Nakatanenga Nature obviously thought the same, and that’s exactly why the tuner hired Carlex to chisel the vehicle’s sharp and bulky interior into a more welcoming luxury cabin; it still isn’t the most refined place in the automotive world, but at least now its premium craftsmanship makes it more welcoming and modern – for a variation of the SUV which won’t probably see an ounce of mud.
Carlex has stated that the highest quality leather was used, covering most of the interior parts, while the headliner was trimmed in black Alcantara. Emphasizing the vehicle’s off-road, rugged skills are the “perfectly done overstitching”, although the three-spoke, Momo-like steering wheel doesn’t quite fit in with the Defender’s newly acquired, stylish character.
After 68 years and more than 2,000,000 units built, Land Rover announced the iconic model won’t be built anymore, but it’s unique style – that can be modeled to suit various motoring cultures – will always get the attention of tuners, so there’s no doubt we’ll see plenty more modified Defenders in the future.