More words doesn't make what @RoyJ posted any less valid or ironic on your part..."graceful evolution in a branched product line"....LOL.What we see there is an example of graceful evolution in a branched product line. The 50 series was an ugly, but sensible wagon variant which included many features of the 40. From 50 to 200, it is a straightforward evolution. The 200, while much changed, is devoid of ridiculous styling gimmicks and serves the same people in the same way. Any attempt to draw comparison between this and the Defenders is a stretch of logic.
Wait till the 300 series comes out....I'll expect you to check back in with us and let us know how it has "gracefully evolved" and is still at it's core a LC....while the modern Defender will have had several years under it's belt and proven itself but is still not a true Defender.