Guide to aftermarket Range Rover customisers

You may have heard of Urban Automotive and Overfinch, but who exactly are they?

Added: 29 June 2020

You may have seen some of the above brands referenced  in a few of our vehicle listings. Who are they?

In brief, they design, engineer and produce bespoke styling and accessories equipment for Range Rovers.

Overfinch

Perhaps the oldest Land Rover and Range Rover outfitter, based outside of Leeds, West Yorkshire. The company was originally formed in 1975, in Farnham, Surrey. The founder, Arthur Silverton, named the company Shuler Presses. Overfinch states that the performance Range Rover concept was birthed by them, 44 years ago. 

In 1981, they created an improved three-speed automatic transmission as well as a manual gearbox for long-distance driving. These gearboxes were used on the 1981 Paris-Dakar-rally-winning Range Rover.

The Overfinch name was adopted in 1985, when the company introduced the first air suspension system for the Range Rover. Additionally, at the time they were commissioned to build armoured Range Rovers by the UK Government. In 1988, they introduced the first performance Land Rover Defender. In 2001, they developed an Active Ride Technology for the Range Rover, which outperformed standard factory vehicles. Ford awarded the brand a “Special Recognition for Outstanding Achievement in Design”. 

Throughout the years, they’ve created unique and rare special edition Range Rovers and Land Rovers, including anniversary editions. You might want to read our article on the merits of buying an Overfinch.

You can view an old Overfinch video here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6L4vLE9L_og

Urban Automotive

A more youthful company than Overfinch, Urban Automotive started in 2013, customising Land Rover Defenders to improve the on-road handling dynamics and passenger comfort. Since then, they’ve moved into a large dedicated facility and can supply custom-designed upgrades for:

  • Lighting
  • Passenger conveniences and interior
  • Paintwork
  • Performance
  • Grilles and ducting
  • Suspension
  • Protection, sealing and soundproofing
  • Wheels

Kahn Design 

Kahn Design, established by automotive designer Afzal Kahn, produces bespoke Range Rovers and Land Rovers from dedicated premises in West Yorkshire. The company describes themselves as coachbuilders and car designers. Some of their past works include the exclusive Flying Huntsman 6x6 Defender. The brand’s founder appeared on Supercar Megabuild in an 11-part series on National Geographic TV.

Kahn Design offers:

  • A wheels collection
  • Exterior styling enhancements
  • Leather interiors

Kahn caters for vehicles like the Range Rover, Land Rover Defender, Aston Martin DB9, Jaguar F-Pace, Lamborghini Urus, Jeep Renegade/Wrangler and the Bentley Bentayga. They also cover a multitude of Mercedes models, like the X-Class and G-Class.

Saxton 4x4 and Urban Automotive

Saxton 4x4 is an Urban Automotive official installer, as well as an approved Overfinch and Kahn retailer. We currently have an exclusive Urban-equipped Range Rover available and we often stock Overfinch-customised vehicles, like this 2019 Range Rover SV Autobiography Dynamic, finished in a custom colour and featuring Overfinch wheels. Keep an eye on our Bespoke vehicles search if you’re interested in a rare and individual vehicle, or contact us by phone or email to discuss personalisation options.