Prince Harry Meets The New Land Rover Defender As SUV Drops More Camo

Land Rover continues to build up the hype for the unveiling of the next-gen Defender by releasing more images of yet another camouflaged prototype. This one sports a special pattern that highlights the company’s sponsorship of the Invictus Games and reveals a less-camouflaged front end.

One of the first people to see it live was Prince Harry, from his position as Patron of the Invictus Games Foundation. The Duke of Sussex was photographed next to the Defender while speaking to an athlete.

He will also participate at a celebration event in Zuiderpark, Netherlands, where he will meet the organizers of the Invictus Games The Hague 2020.

Also Read: All-New Land Rover Defender Launching In September, Deliveries Start In Early 2020

“Everyone at Jaguar Land Rover is hugely passionate about the Invictus Games. We are delighted to continue as Presenting Partner for 2020”, said JLR’s CEO, Ralf Speth. “Having been to the US, Canada and Australia, we are excited to welcome this inspirational event back to Europe. I am also proud the competitors will be among the first people in the world to drive the new Defender when they compete in the Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge in The Hague.”

Aside from checking out the new Defender with Dutch Invictus Games medal winner Jack Pastora, Prince Harry will experience JLR’s prototype Mobility Door technology in a Range Rover Sport. Assisting him will be the winner of the 2014 Games JJ Chalmers, TV presenter and former Royal Marines solider. This system allows occupants to open and close the doors at the push of a button, without having to reach out to pull them shut.

The 2020 edition of the Invictus Games will take place between May 9 and 16, 2020, in The Hague, and will see 500 wounded servicemen and women, from 19 countries, competing in a series of adaptive sports.

 

  • JLR is up for sale…Peugeot is interested.

    • Sovereignty

      Tata has denied JLR is up for sale. Have Peugeot learnt from the mistakes they made with the Rootes Group? Probably not.

      • ME

        I would like to see the English own it again.

        • Let’s not repeat Rover

          Slim chance, given the complete current lack of the English owning any mass manufacturing car company.

      • Companies are required by securities law to discuss merger talks, unless “officially” disclosed. Of course Tata has to deny, because these talks are in the early stages. Someone involved in the discussion , leaked.

        • Sovereignty

          Let’s hope not. Given their disastrous history I’m really not sure they are cut out for it! 🤣

          • I do agree. JLR is a money pit. No company has had success with them.

          • Sovereignty

            What nonsense! If you want to see a money pit, you should look at Tesla.Peugeot historically failed seven British brands before: Humber, Commer, Hillman, Karrier, Singer, Sunbeam and Talbot.

          • If JLR is not a money pit why did Ford dump them and now Tata? JLR posted record losses at Ford & Tata.

          • Sovereignty

            Ford also had dump Volvo, Aston Martin, Mazda and close down their Mercury brand. It says more about Ford, than JLR. JLR posted pre-tax profits of £1.5bn for Tata in 2017-18.

            You really are talking out of your behind!

  • Bash

    I don’t like it any bit right now, and really not sure if I’ll change my mind later.

  • Harry_Wild

    How much can LR continue to milk this for scoop value is going to the breaking point! It exactly the same camouflage for 18 months now! Sad!

  • ME

    It looks like the LR4 to me.

    • Matt

      Not really. The front is a lot more rounded/soft than the blocky LR4. The initial camo was meant to make it look like an LR4, but you can see from the latest photo that it’s more in line with current LR styling.

  • TheAmerican2point0

    Is prince harry the guy in the wheelchair?

    • Ben

      Of course, have you not be watching the news?!

  • sidewaysspin

    Land Rover will be bankrupt by then.

    • Matt

      How so?

  • Kaido Alex

    First it looked like an old Discovery, now it looks like some sort of Rivian.

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