Land Rover Defender Classification Change to Light Commercial Vehicle

The Land Rover Defender Utility Wagon

The Land Rover Defender 110 Utility Wagon

From 1st April 2009, all Land Rover Defender 110 Station Wagons featuring the Utility Pack will gain a classification change from M1 passenger carrying to N1 Light Commercial Vehicle. With a payload capability in excess of 1,000kg, the Land Rover Defender 110 Utility Wagon also meets requirements to be classified as a light goods vehicle for VAT purposes should the usage be commercial.

The Utility Pack, which is a no cost option available on all three trim levels - base, County and XS - replaces the rear side windows of the standard station wagon with panelled sides, providing a secure load space area whilst still maintaining seating for five people.

Customers purchasing a Land Rover Defender 110 Utility Wagon for commercial requirements can benefit from VAT reclaim, Benefit in Kind tax capped at £3000 for light commercial vehicles and an LCV rate of Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) - £185 from 1st May 2009.

John Edwards, UK managing director, Land Rover said: "The change in classification for the Defender 110 Utility wagon provides our business customers with a more flexible and cost-effective alternative to other double cabs. The Utility pack ensures a more secure load space whilst not affecting the vehicle's ability to transport five people comfortably - making it an ideal workhorse."

Prices for the Utility Wagon will start from £23,970.00 OTR (£20,874.78 exc. 15% VAT but including VED and £55 registration fee).

Published 1 April 2009 Staff

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