LAND Rover have unveiled its new Defender but fans are torn over the iconic’s 4×4 plush design.
The Defender was scrapped in 2016 after 68 years but has been resurrected trendy, hi-tech and as a hybrid.
Critics claimed the beloved 4×4, which will set you back £45,000, looks more suited for a school run or a WAG.
One said: “They’ve taken a staple county 4×4 and made it into some yummy mummy school run wagon.”
However, others said they loved the re-imagined Defender and called the design “fabulous”.
The new model was launched at Frankfurt Motor Show alongside promotional footage of it tackling brutal terrain and flooded roads.
But, one fan joked: “Where’s the school run and shopping-centre-trips footage that they’re all inevitably going to be used for”
The older Defender model, which is often driven by the Queen and other members of the Royal Family, ceased production at Land Rover’s Solihull factory in 2016 amid difficulties meeting safety and emissions standards.
The new model, launched at Frankfurt Motor Show, will be built in Slovakia.
Nick Rogers, who is Jaguar Land Rover’s executive director for product engineering, said: “Our mission was to re-imagine the icon.
“We have also been obsessed about its off-road capability and about its practicality.
“But it must also have agility on the road as well. It has. Its manners on the road are stunning.”
Jaguar Land Rover’s UK boss Rawdon Glover said: “The response has been incredible”.