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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The Defender’s run has come to an end in the UK as the model’s outdated design no longer meets the European Union emissions regulations or modern safety requirements.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.

The case for winter tyres

The case for winter tyres

Posted on: 16th Nov 2018

Poor driving conditions are now hitting the UK as winter draws nearer, with the result that a lot of drivers are considering purchasing winter tyres. Poor weather and snow are common in many countries, where the idea of winter tyres is readily accepted, but what exactly are they, how do they function, and are they really necessary?

3,000 drivers risk fines every day over car insurance

3,000 drivers risk fines every day over car insurance

Posted on: 16th Nov 2018

Nearly 3,000 drivers are being warned over car insurance errors every single day in the UK, according to shocking new research. The new scheme from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) and the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) is warning drivers who do not have car insurance, resulting in hundreds of thousands being given fixed penalty n...

Aston Martin name their first SUV

Aston Martin name their first SUV

Posted on: 15th Nov 2018

Aston Martin has confirmed the name of its first SUV as DBX.The first development DBX prototype is to be put through its paces along a demanding Welsh Rally stage in the hands of the company’s chief engineer, Matt Becker.

How the future of car technology is evolving in an eco-friendly direction

How the future of car technology is evolving in an eco-...

Posted on: 14th Nov 2018

Although once merely an innovative concept, electric vehicles (or EVs) have launched themselves into the automotive industry in major ways over the past several years. Technology manufacturing company Tesla have been pioneers on this front, but large vehicle companies such as Jaguar, Audi and Mercedes-Benz are following closely with their own eco-f...