The future in automotive ownership experience appears to involve a lot of personalisation. Recently, Bugatti formalised its customisation division under the Bugatti Sur Mesure banner. And now, even a dealership has set up its Vehicle Customisation Centre.
The UAE’s official Land Rover importer-dealer, Al Tayer Motors, has created a one-off ‘Shamal’ Defender through its Vehicle Customisation Centre in Dubai. Based on the 110 Defender chassis, this one-off Shamal has been personalised to suit the adventurous lifestyle of the customer.
The Shamal gets prepped up for exploratory trips with the fitment of a sturdy front bumper with bull bar and skid plate, rear bumper, rear exhaust cover and a rock slider outside the sills. It even gets a 40-inch LED light bar, a Warn winch for challenging situations, along with an aluminium roof rack and a 45-litre water tank with a water pump kit on the outside.
The off-road special equipment list includes a shovel with a roof-mounted bracket, an ARB Twin Air compressor and a 20L fuel jerry can. The interior storage space gets enhanced with the fitment of a cargo drawer system with a fridge slider and a 44-litre freezer to keep food and refreshments fresh. And to let you enjoy a beer outside, a temporary shade can also be created by using the 2.5m side-mounted awnings.
Cosmetically, the striking yellow custom wrap is evident, along with the Shamal branding on the doors. The Defender lettering on the rear black bonnet gets painted yellow for contrast.
“The creativity, vast experience and technical expertise of the Al Tayer Motors Vehicle Customisation Centre in creating bespoke vehicles to suit specific customer lifestyles or requirements is showcased by the Shamal Defender. We are working to produce more such unique vehicles across our other brands as well and hope to be able to share more details in due course,” said Ashok Khanna, Chief Executive Officer, Al Tayer Motors.Customers with a similar desire to provide a personalised look to their vehicles can visit the Al Tayer dealership.