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ICON: The Definitive book of the series Land Rover and Defender


30th April 1948 marked the day the iconic Land Rover was revealed to the world at the Amsterdam Motor show. 69 years later, Land Rover is still proving its legendary status and is a status symbol across the world for setting and defining the 4x4 sector we know and love today.



Icon – the definitive official book celebrating Series and Defender models – will be released in July to aid the countdown to Land Rovers 70th anniversary celebrations on 30th April 2018.

The collector’s item – over 10 chapters long - will delve into the great expeditions, humanitarian projects and adventures undertaken by these outstanding machines and the people who brought them to life.

It will feature carefully chosen archive images, vivid first-hand accounts and exclusive interviews with the incredible people behind the scenes including: production line employees and company executives

Icon – the definitive official book celebrating Series and Defender models


The hardback book has been beautifully produced and curated

The team in charge for the next generation Defender, Chief Design Officer Gerry McGovern and Executive Director – Product Engineering, Nick Rogers, also share their thoughts on what makes Defender so iconic.

Significant customers also offer their insights and experiences including, The Grand Tour Presenter Richard Hammond, Notorious adventurer Bear Grylls and fashion royalty Ralph Lauren.

The Grand Tour Presenter Richard Hammond offers his insights in the book