Wednesday, November 4, 2020

The Classic Land Rover Defender 110 Will Return In This Licensed Version from Bowler


Land Rover has given Bowler Motors permission to produce vehicles using the classic Defender shape in the next phase of development for the UK-based manufacturer of all-terrain performance cars and rally raid vehicles.

The paves the way for Bowler to develop a new family of high-performance models, beginning with a project codenamed ‘CSP 575’—a new road-going vehicle with Bowler’s own rally-proven Cross Sector Platform or CSP high-strength steel chassis, aluminum alloy Defender 110 Station Wagon body panels, and Land Rover’s 575-horsepower Supercharged V8.

Initial renders of the planned 4x4 provide a glimpse of the rally-derived model, which will be the first new Bowler since 2016. Full details will be revealed early next year, but the competition-inspired off-roader promises to combine potent performance and motorsport-honed durability in a classic Defender 110 Station Wagon shape capable of accommodating four passengers.


Founded in 1985, Bowler pioneered the production of dedicated off-road competition cars in the UK. Jaguar Land Rover acquired Bowler at the end of 2019 and its expert team has been developing a number of exciting projects as part of Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations.

Bowler customers are already benefitting from this relationship as Land Rover SV engineers are helping develop Bowler vehicles and using their engineering expertise to test Bowler products at Special Vehicle Operations’ world-class facilities.

Land Rover’s decision to issue Bowler with a license agreement to build vehicles using the classic Defender shape is a natural progression of this relationship and the new station wagon project represents a unique undertaking – integrating the technology, components and engineering excellence underpinning Land Rover’s SV products with Bowler’s motorsport expertise and experience.

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