WHITLEY, UK — Boasting some of the best off-road prowess in the industry, Land Rover announced Wednesday their new Defender is capable of climbing onto a tow truck bed positioned at up to a 35-degree angle relative to the shoulder of the road.
“This gives the Defender a better approach angle than any rival,” a Land Rover engineer said. “By comparison, a Jeep Wrangler can traverse onto a flatbed positioned at up to just 27 degrees.”
Like its predecessor, the new Defender sports a generous amount of ground clearance thanks to chunky tires and a high-riding body.
“This allows owners plenty of space under the car for DIY repairs,” the engineer said, “as well as maximizing the approach angle.”
“Perhaps now you can deduce what the winch is for as well.”
The engineer then took a lengthy drink of gin from his flask and returned to work.