Niels van Roij reveals Land Rover Defender-based Valiance Convertible

Dutch coachbuilder’s Heritage Customs arm will produce just five drop-top versions of the new Defender in 2022

Land Rover’s changed Defender has been a success story the world over for the brand. Yet die-hard fans of the original may think there is still something missing out on: an exchangeable variation.

That’s where Dutch coachbuilder Niels van Roij Design action in. The company’s Heritage Traditions division has actually revealed it will certainly generate a choose number of drop-top variations of its Valiance, an upgraded as well as customized version of the new Protector.

Just five develop ports for the hand-built design will certainly be allocated for 2022, as well as if official communications are to be believed it looks unlikely that any kind of further examples will be created. Each will be valued at EUR138,000 (around ₤ 118,000) excluding VAT as well as any type of further local market taxes.

The Valiance Convertible is based on the short-wheelbase Protector 90, and also has actually only been shown in style makings and also sketches so far. It maintains the exact same proportions, and also the lower half of the body is identical to the basic car’s, however what appears to be a part-electric textile roof covering has actually been engineered in to change the hard top.

The company has actually detailed 3 custom ‘curations’ of the Valiance Convertible to aid influence clients. The first, called the Cote d’Azur, features bespoke blue paint as well as whitewall tyres, while the Solihull Sand version referrals the initial 1948 design. Lastly, the Kokkini Paralia model has dark matt red exterior paint. All function bespoke describing, personalized insides and also Magic Metal exterior and interior packs.

Heritage Traditions asserts consumers can “function very closely with their team of specialist designers and also craftspeople through the individual payment guide called Design”. In this program clients can create or improve their very own special Heritage Customs lorry.