Is this the most luxurious Land Rover Defender ever?

The tough, no-nonsense Land Rover Defender gets an £80,000 super-luxury interior by Carisma Auto Design

Carisma Auto Design, a specialist in bespoke luxury vehicles, did this spectacular £80,000 modification job on the interior of a Land Rover Defender. The resulting Carisma D1 Defender might just be the poshest Land Rover Defender on the planet. 

As seen in our gallery above, the Land Rover Defender - a vehicle usually praised for its rugged qualities, lorded for its off-road prowess and coated in a thin layer of mud - has been completely transformed into a luxury vehicle that eclipses anything from Land Rover's up-market Range Rover stable.

Land Rover Defender review

The modified 4x4 now boasts a whole range of exotic tech, including on-board computers, wifi, Bluetooth and an impressive Bang & Olufsen sound system.

It's also been fitted with a fridge, foldaway tables, a drinks cabinet, mood lighting and quilted panels for the cabin walls and ceiling.

Clive Drake, the sales and marketing director at Carisma Auto Design, said: "The Land Rover Defender is an iconic British vehicle with legendary off-road capability. One day a client came to me wanting a vehicle that had all of the capabilities of the Defender but with the interior ambience of a Range Rover and the feeling of pure exclusivity of a Rolls-Royce."

Carisma Auto Design specialise in the customisation of vehicles, whether it be with exotic leather, hand-crafted cabinets or slightly more bizarre requests. They've recently installed items such as solid crystal ash trays, champagne flutes, integrated premium pen sets, customised seat embroidery, a 42-inch television and refrigeration units.

See more pictures of the amazing Carisma D1 Defender in the gallery above!

Recommended

Land Rover Defender 130 Outbound 2024 review: goodbye extra seats, hello enormous boot
Land Rover Defender 130 Outbound D300 AWD - front tracking
Road tests

Land Rover Defender 130 Outbound 2024 review: goodbye extra seats, hello enormous boot

The new Outbound trim does away with the Defender 130's rearmost seats, resulting in over 2,500 litres of cargo space
11 Dec 2023
Land Rover Defender 130 P500 2024 review: plenty of space and power, but also rather excessive
Land Rover Defender 130 P500 AWD - front tracking
Road tests

Land Rover Defender 130 P500 2024 review: plenty of space and power, but also rather excessive

Fitting the biggest Defender with a thumping great V8 results in plenty of brawn, but it does feel a bit unnecessary
7 Dec 2023
Land Rover Defender vs Ineos Grenadier vs Ford Ranger Raptor: the ultimate off-road shootout
Land Rover Defender, Ineos Grenadier and Ford Ranger Raptor - front action
Car group tests

Land Rover Defender vs Ineos Grenadier vs Ford Ranger Raptor: the ultimate off-road shootout

The Ineos Grenadier takes on the Land Rover Defender and Ford Ranger Raptor to see where it fits in the 4x4 sector
11 Nov 2023

Most Popular

Government in major U-turn on pick-up truck tax changes
Ford Ranger - side
News

Government in major U-turn on pick-up truck tax changes

HMRC scraps its plan to axe the benefit-in-kind ‘loophole’ for pick-ups, a week after announcing it
19 Feb 2024
Car Deal of the Day: Land Rover Defender looks the business at £324 per month
Defender Hard Top - downhill off road
News

Car Deal of the Day: Land Rover Defender looks the business at £324 per month

The current Defender is a fantastic SUV van for businesses and is our Car Deal of the Day for 20 February
20 Feb 2024
“The £16k Dacia Spring is an electric car game-changer”
Opinion - Dacia Spring
Opinion

“The £16k Dacia Spring is an electric car game-changer”

With many people claiming electric cars are just too expensive, editor-in-chief Steve Fowler thinks the Dacia Spring’s arrival in the UK is exactly wh…
21 Feb 2024