Land Rover Might Continue Defender Production Overseas
The plucky Land Rover Defender, at least as we know it, will soon be dead. Or will it? Land Rover has announced it will shutter production of the current Defender at its Solihull plant in 12 months time, but conceded that production of the current Defender may continue at an overseas production facility. A recent statement, tucked away in the announcement of three new special edition Defenders – the Heritage, Adventure, and Autobiography limited editions – noted that any further continuation would see low production volumes for the Defender, specifically for fleet and “special vehicle applications” outside of the EU. Expect to hear more on that in the coming months, though it's safe to say US versions won't be in the cards. RELATED: Check out the aggressive 2015 Land Rover Defender Black Pack On a different note, the brand's three new limited edition vehicles pay homage to the Land Rover's lengthy 68 year tenure of production, and the firm gave them a send-off of grand proportions by taking to the beaches of Red Wharf Bay in Anglesey, UK – the place where the design was conceived – to sketch a one kilometer long outline of the iconic ute...using actual Land Rovers. Watch it below. As far as the three special editions go, each draws power from LR's ubiquitous 2.2-liter diesel engine, and fits a different niche of Defender clientele. The poshest of the bunch, the Autobiography, offers the most equipment and performance, including full leather upholstery, a power upgrade (up to 148 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque), and unique color combinations available only in the 90 Station Wagon body style (priced at £61,500). RELATED: A. Kahn Design gave the old school Defender some new school looks
The Adventure (orange) and Heritage Editions (light green) make things only slightly more spartan. The Adventure Edition fits the Defender's underside with rock sliders, skid plates, and Goodyear MT/R rubber, while the Heritage Edition sports cloth seats and a more throwback design scheme (£38,400 and £30,900 respectively).
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