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We will be closing on Wednesday the 23rd of December at 1pm and we will re-open at 8:30am on Monday the 4th of January 2016.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our customers, suppliers and friends a very Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year.

The SMC team.

SMC Over Land meets Alive Tuning, Two powerful brands together! 

We are happy to announce that we are now working with Alive Tuning to be able to offer our customers the best quality Land Rover performance upgrades. Put this with our own vast knowledge of everything Defender means we can now offer an unrivaled package.

Alive are best known for their immense technical knowledge of Land Rovers, they specialise in upgrading the performance of the iconic and timeless Defender, making it a far more refined and luxurious daily workhorse.

Alive performance conversions across the Land Rover range refuse to compromise on quality and attention to detail. Offering enhanced presence and outstanding power and holding, these vehicles offer a different level of machine to the ones found on the factory floor. Upgrade to the Alive experience and let your vehicle completely own both the tarmac and the off-road track.


Customer feedback

“Wow wow wow is how I can sum up how happy I am with my new SMC Overland Defender.  They have been a pleasure to deal with from start to finish and really involved you with every part of the process delivering on time and with- in budget and the results speak for themselves.  The car looks truly stunning and I have to keep getting out to look at it!!  The interior puts any factory to shame as the finish is second to none and personalized to your requirements.  If you are thinking of the engine upgrade………….. do it!!!   I have owned many standard defenders and  the engine upgrade from SMC completely changes the car’s characteristics and performance, it is now comparable to a new Discovery or Range Rover.  Driving long trips up and down the motorway now have become a pleasure unlike a standard car.  I can’t thank SMC enough for their hard work, professionalism and general enjoyment of the whole process”. Charley Foster

Concept order completed!

Watch out for these three urban warriors around the streets of Kensington and knightsbridge....

Land Rover says good bye to the Defender!

It seems that in every conversion with our customers the subject of when will they stop making them arises . Orders are now being taken for 2015. Our first batch of 2015 model year vehicles are due to land in September, ready for the new 64 plate. Land Rover is currently working on a 6 month waiting list, it is only going to get longer, we have safeguarded all of our forward orders . If you are considering purchasing an Over Land defender, be sure not to wait too long. Land Rover will only build 7000 for the UK in 2015, they will soon all be gone.

Over Land will happily convert older vehicles too but maybe now is the time to place your order.

Next year we will be announcing our final edition, this will only be available in limited numbers, if you are interested please feel free to get in touch. 

Land Rover’s Defender is the stuff of legend. With a design that’s barely budged from the original boxy shape of the utilitarian-and-mechanically-bulletproof ‘Land Rover’ unveiled in 1948, the Defender, just like its Germanic rival, the G-Glass, has a reputation for being one of the most capable off-road vehicles in the world. Unfortunately, the off-roading icon is being phased out this year due to safety and emissions regulations, and though a successor is planned there’s likely to be a gap between the end of production of the current Defender and the launch of a new one. We previously heard that the new Defender, code-named “L663”, was coming in 2016, but a report from Automobile last week claims the vehicle won’t arrive until 2018, a date that coincides with the original Land Rover’s 70th anniversary. Part of the reason for the delay is believed to be an overhaul of the design. The DC100 line of concept vehicles from 2011 was meant to hint at a new, inexpensive Defender designed to target Toyota’s Hilux workhorse. Those plans didn’t sit well with Defender devotees and so it was back to the drawing board for the design team. According to Automobile’s report, the new Defender will ride on a new platform dubbed “D7u”. This platform is believed to be derived from Land Rover’s PLA unibody structure underpinning the larger Range Rover SUVs, and will still feature a live axle setup and low-range transfer case with two differential locks for superior performance when going off-road. To suit a number of different buyer types, there will also be multiple body types (short-wheelbase, long-wheelbase, open-top, pickup) as well as various trim levels ranging from pure utility to cosseting luxury. Engines, meanwhile, will include Jaguar Land Rover’s Ingenium range of 2.0 four-cylinder gasoline and diesel mills as well as the automaker’s 3.0-liter V-6. While it's sad we'll likely have to wait a few more years until the arrival of the new Defender, the good news is that the arrival will coincide with the nameplate's official return to the U.S. market. By 2018

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