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4X4 your eyes only: The Chelsea Truck Company Defender Concept 17

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published on 30th January 2013 by Mo Bhana

When the going gets really tough, no doubt 007 himself would approve of a ‘Chelsea Truck Company’ Defender Concept 17 to help him get out of danger.


As eye-catching today as when it was launched way back in 1948, principal British Designer Afzal Kahn has added practicality in tandem with an experience unmatched for versatility and all-round appeal.


Owners treat their Defenders like members of the family and it is safe to say the ‘Chelsea Truck Company’ Defender Concept 17 has been welcomed into the Defender firmament with open arms – it is an exemplary example of how a first-class SUV can gain acceptance within the most seasoned of Defender owners.


On the open road – you cannot help but drive this gritty SUV in a charming manner. With city based commuters and young pretenders in the clamouring landscape at the helm: the Defender is no longer seen as an ‘agricultural’ vehicle, but a durable style icon, coupled with diametrical functions that appeal to customers far and wide.


Off-road, the Defender concept 17 delivers 360NM of torque for effortless towing - cruising over any rocks, mud and water.


To match the Iconic feel of the underlying car, the Kahn Defender is adorned with a brand new utilitarian and aggressive looking wide track arch kit which consists of lightweight extended wide wheel wings with integrated vents, embossed Kahn feature, vented headlight surrounds, side vents with mesh, bonnet vents with mesh, clear rear light lenses, clear side repeaters, clear front light lenses, crosshair headlights, Kahn prototype wing blades, Kahn prototype tailgate badge and Kahn oval tailgate badge.


The Kahn Defender also scores profoundly with its luxurious cabin, there’s enough space in there to place all your belongings and then-some!


And once you've pounded through a hard day’s work, or driven through rugged terrain - you really want to ride home in a comfortable bespoke seat.


The company philosophy is to always give the customers what they want, so Afzal Kahn could for example, design you a vehicle with full colour change (to a colour of your choice) and an interior akin to, let’s say, your favourite leather reclining chair in your living room. Customers could also change the colour of the clock, or ask for anything else, the world is their oyster, so to speak.


Kahn wheels sit perfectly on any vehicle, conveying the essence of the vehicle's identity. Created using state-of-the art manufacturing and materials technology, the 8”x16” 1948 Defender wheels are finished in matte black and fit all original centre caps. With simple clean lines, soft organic surfaces on the edge of the spoke and a purposeful mechanical centre, the 1948 Defender wheels are synonymous with elegance and innovation.


To sum it up, the Chelsea Truck Company Defender Concept 17  delivers a captivating combination of comfort and style. This is a vehicle that feels more established and relaxed than the standard vehicle – and that’s no bad thing, because it ensures the vehicle is exceedingly fit for purpose. It’s sufficient enough to impress and attract the crowds, yet tough enough for outrageous off-road performance .

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