Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), the British Car company that makes the Range Rover, the Discovery and the Defender, announced this week it will be sending over 160 vehicles all over the globe to support emergency response organizations in an effort to help combat the coronavirus pandemic.
This is coming after several other car makers also donated free vehicles to healthcare providers across the world to get healthcare workers the crucial tools and materials they need.
Land Rover made this known on their Twitter handle some days back.
Land Rover just unveiled it’s new Defender, and Switch Nigeria reported some time ago that it was bound to be unveiled in March and was also to feature in the new James Bond film, No Time to Die.
However, like all of the other manufacturers in 2020, Land Rover isn’t lending 160-plus vehicles to the Red Cross and healthcare workers fighting the coronavirus pandemic around the world as a publicity stunt to advertise the new Defender.
JLR is making Defenders available to people who need them most in this global crisis because it’s the right thing to do. And just like the Defenders of old, it won’t matter what they look like, just that they were there in a time of need and got the job done. As a result, the 2020 Defender is becoming the workhorse it was always meant to be and keeping the legacy alive in the best possible way.
In this parts, the Defender has made quite a name for itself. Most are used as towing cars and the most recent ones as military escort vehicles.
With that number, it remains to be seen how many Nigeria will get.