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Old 30th April 2011, 22:13   #16
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Fear not...the British bulldog ain't down and out yet! JLR decides to work on a Defender replacement. Should be music to the ears of Defender fans worldwide!

Land Rover plans all new Defender | Autocar India
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Its been a dream to own the DEFENDER one day, a station wagon - for me. I had it as my wallpaper for so long, something that was really close to my heart, its really sad to let it go. It was a vehicle that could outlast its owner. Very sad indeed
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Emission rules to end Land Rover Defender production
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Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has said it will stop production of its Defender model in 2015 because it will not meet new European laws on fuel emissions.

The last of the 4x4 models will roll off the production line at its plant in Solihull in the West Midlands in December 2015, it confirmed.

The model had evolved over 67 years of production but it could not be adapted to meet new emissions rules, JLR said.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england...ngham-24446070
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It's time for the curtains to close on the production of the iconic Land Rover Defender. The SUV will gradually be phased out by December, 2015 to make way for an all new model. To pay their respects, Land Rover drew a giant outline of the SUV in the sand at Red Wharf Bay in Anglesey, Wales- the place where the model was first imagined by Maurice & Spencer Wilks in 1947.

Link to Team-BHP news article

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Fear not, it might live on.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/4x4-ve...ove-india.html (Land Rover Defender production to move to India?)
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Today, Land Rover pulled the plug on the iconic Defender.

The UK plant which was building the Land Rover Defenders had been in operation for over 68 years. The list of people who have owned this British legend include Sean Connery, Robin Williams and also member of the Royal family including Queen Elizabeth II.

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Now, THAT is a TRUE car. Something that could go anywhere.

Do anything.

And never break down.

Something that could be more reliable than a Toyota.

A car that was the TRUEST Land-Rover in every sense.

A car that will be missed. Forever.

But as they say, Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Sigh.
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Well, there is some hope, the Land Rover has promised to deliver a new version of the Defender with better systems having contemporary updates.

Also, the former production crew will work on restoring the old vehicles that they have built.

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Sad day for Solihull as the last Land Rover Defender rolled off the production line. It and its predecessors have been built continuously at the Lode Lane factory since 1948.

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Am hoping Tata to start producing defenders in India, as the Defender should fulfill our safety and emission norms for next half a decade or so.

If pitched well it can generate good sales number from our Indian army alone.
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And never break down.

Something that could be more reliable than a Toyota.
Are you sure you are talking about Land Rover?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...reak-year.html

http://dougdemuro.kinja.com/here-s-w...tin-1575245254

http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/201...-and-jd-power/
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Are you sure you are talking about Land Rover?

http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/201...-and-jd-power/
Yes, indeed.

I am talking about the older Land Rovers only. They were very, very reliable.

However-the reliability levels have gone down a LOT since the mid-'Nineties.

Sigh.
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Default Re: Land Rover Defender production ceases

hopefully, one of the licensees will still continue manufacture
http://www.otokar.com/en-us/products...-Defender.aspx
http://www.birminghampost.co.uk/busi...c-land-7839722
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