Land Rover has given a first glimpse of the new Defender ahead of its world premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show on 10 September.

The road to reveal for Land Rover’s most capable and durable 4×4 started in one of the most land-locked locations on earth, among the towering 300m canyons of the Valley of the Castles in the remote Charyn Canyon, Kazakhstan.

Across seven decades of pioneering innovation, Land Rovers have earned a unique place in the hearts of explorers, humanitarian agencies and adventurous families across the world. Proven in the harshest environments on earth, the new Defender maintains this bloodline.

Expedition 001 is the culmination of an exhaustive global testing programme which saw new Defender successfully complete 45,000 individual tests and endure temperatures ranging from -40 to +50 celsius. Prototype models have already supported Tusk operatives on location in Borana, Kenya, to support lion conservation and been driven among the dunes of Dubai by the fleet experts from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

Beside the peerless luxury and refinement of the Range Rover family and the highly capable and versatile Discovery SUVs, new Defender completes the Land Rover dynasty.

Driven by a passion and respect for the original, new Defender delivers transformational breadth of capability and advanced all-terrain technologies to redefine adventure for the 21st century, while remaining true to the pioneering spirit that has been a Land Rover hallmark for 71 years.

For those not at the Frankfurt Motor Show, you can watch a livestream of the reveal of new Defender which starts at 08:50 (BST) / 09:50 (CEST).