FOR many decades Land Rover retained the design of the Defender. Only a few vehicles around the world boast of this pedigree. Maybe the Jeep Wrangler, and Mercedes Benz G-Class. But the Wrangler and Defender boast the longest record in this regard: Over six decades each. As the saying goes, what has a beginning has an end. Land Rover last week decided to end this record by changing the look and character of its iconic Defender to completely modern design.