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New Land Rover Defender will reportedly be a high-tech off-road demon

The next-generation Land Rover Defender will come with some of the company’s most advanced off-road assistance technologies, according to British motoring authority Autocar. Set to be revealed in 2018 after some clear delays, the next iteration of the famous Landie Defender (2011 DC100 concept pictured above) will share a number of features with the Discovery family, and even the Range Rover, making it a significant departure over its agrarian predecessor...

Jaguar Land Rover denies plans to resurrect original Defender

Jaguar Land Rover has categorically denied that it is planning to, or will allow a third party to, resume production of the Land Rover Defender, which went out of production in January. A report in The Sunday Times claimed that Jim Ratcliffe, a British billionaire who built his fortune in the chemical industry, was hoping to revive production of the storied off-roader...

2018 Land Rover Defender SVX, SVAutobiography models under consideration

With Land Rover Defender production recently ending, the brand is now looking ahead to its replacement, which is due to be revealed in 2018. The Defender has a cult following amongst its fans - fans that were disappointed with a recent report that suggested the new model will be delayed by a year while the brand gets things right to ensure it will appease buyers...

Land Rover enjoying Australian sales boom

Land Rover is riding the crest of the wave in Australia’s SUV boom, after posting another month of significant sales growth here last month. The iconic British-based brand posted 1173 registrations in January, up 34 per cent over the same month in 2015. Every model in its range, including those from its Range Rover sub-brand, posted a sales upswing...

Land Rover Defender production ends ahead of new-generation model launch

The final version of the current Land Rover Defender has rolled off the assembly line floor in Solihull, England, ahead of an all-new version that will debut by 2018. The final model - a Defender 90 short-wheelbase Heritage Edition Soft Top variant with a canvas roof - rolled off the line on Friday in the UK, sporting H166 HUE numberplates; a nod to the iconic HUE 166 plates worn by the first registered, pre-production prototype model of the original Land Rover way back in 1948...

Land Rover Defender production ends Friday

The final ‘classic’ Land Rover Defender will roll off the Solihull factory line this Friday. It brings to a close the production run of one of the world’s most iconic and enduring vehicles — at least as we know it. Production had been slated to end a little earlier, but a late flourish of demand (up until the closing of order books in June 2015) required JLR to push a few more units out...

Land Rover Defender 2,000,000 sells for $830,000

The one-of-a-kind, instant classic Land Rover Defender 2,000,000 has sold for an astonishing £400,000 ($832,000) at an exclusive charity auction in London. The unique vehicle, as the name suggests, is the two-millionth of the iconic Series Land Rover and Defender models manufactured at Land Rover’s Solihull plant since 1948...

Land Rover Defender production to end January 2016 - report

Production of the simple and rugged Land Rover Defender will reportedly cease in January 2016, ending a run that began in 1948. According to a report in Bloomberg today, Defender production will officially wrap up in January 2016. We reported in August that the company closed order books for the long-lived off-roader at the end of June this year...

Land Rover Defender Heritage and Adventure limited edition models - pricing announced

The limited edition Land Rover Defender Heritage and Adventure models will hit showrooms in the coming weeks, although almost every example has already been snapped up by eager buyers. According to the British brand's local arm, the limited-edition Defender models have been in hot demand, with production of the iconic model set to wrap up within the next six months...

Land Rover Defender set to become a collector’s item

It’s one of the most recognised products on the planet, but the classic Land Rover Defender is fast heading towards extinction, after 67 years as a 4X4 icon. The final deadline for last orders for the Defender was June 30, and production will cease at the Lode Lane production facility in December, allowing the company to re-tool in readiness for the all-new, and only second-generation model...

Land Rover Defender production extended to 2016

Production of the current-generation Land Rover Defender could continue into 2016 as the British SUV maker continues to mull where to build the iconic model’s successor. In a statement, Jaguar Land Rover confirmed Defender production at the brand’s Solihull plant in England might continue until the end of January after initially being scheduled to wind up by the end of this year...