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Land Rover denies Defender production to over-run late into 2016

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Land Rover denies Defender production to over-run late into 2016

Manufacturer hopes to cease operation by end of January at latest

Land Rover promoted 2015 as a year of celebration for its iconic Defender after announcing that production in the UK would cease at the end of the year. A raft of one-off models quickly followed in homage to the long-serving 4x4, which has grown to be the vehicle of choice for agriculturalists over more than half a century. However, such has been the spike in demand for the final models up to the last cut-off date for purchase of 26th June rumours abounded that it may have to keep building into the coming year.


Reports in the local press hinted that production at the Lode Lane Factory in the Midlands would need to go on until at least February and even as late as April due to buyers clambering to get their slice of automotive history. Land Rover though has moved quickly to quash the rumours of prolonged manufacturing running too long into next year with a spokesperson telling Land Rover Owner Magazine that production is ‘entering its final phase’ and is not expected to continue past the end of January.


The Defender’s run has come to an end in the UK as the model’s outdated design no longer meets the European Union emissions regulations or modern safety requirements. However, enthusiasts of the British-built icon may be in luck as JLR’s weighty £400m expansion plans to their Coventry base could yet mean that we will see a new incoming Defender incarnation manufactured on UK shores after all.

Post-Brexit driving in Europe

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Posted on: 18th Jun 2019

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Adaptive cruise control: What is it?

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Posted on: 18th Jun 2019

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Posted on: 18th Jun 2019

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