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Kahn Land Rover Defender ‘XS90’ complete kit announced

Land Rover tuning specialist Afzal Kahn has come up with a complete design upgrade and widebody kit for the cool little Land Rover Defender 90. Called the Kahn XS90, the package gives the off-roader a darker and sinister character.

Throughout the XS90 SUV Kahn has implemented lots of satin black trimmings for that stealthy robust look. The roof, pumped wheel arches front and rear, various mesh inserts, the bonnet, and parts of the bodywork are finished in the dark style. Some aspects provide contrast too, such as the red painted brake calipers.

Kahn is all about perfecting and enhancing, and in this case, the XS90 isn’t left to its own devices in any area in terms of design. Even the mud flaps are exchanged for hard-wearing types that also match the overall design character.

To give the Defender a touch of class the XS90 rides on 18-inch Defender RS alloy wheels which are also finished in satin black. Other highlights include a set of diamond LED B6 headlights, dark tinted windows, and a stainless steel ‘cross hair’ exhaust system.

Inside, the Defender can be completely tailor-made, with custom interior trim colours and materials. Kahn can even change the colour of the fixtures and fittings in the cabin, such as the instrument cluster or the clock fascia.

In this show vehicle’s case, the set of racing bucket seats are covered in black leather and Harris Tweed with silver stitching. Also part of the package is a billet machined steering wheel, bespoke floor mats, machined pedals, and LED entry lights.

Although the Defender is known for its rugged off-road capabilities, a kit like this certainly brings out its suaver side, and turns it into a night cruising esplanade special. All it needs now is a grunty engine – a small capacity turbocharged V8 perhaps?

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.