According to a report issued by Financial Times, the next generation Defender will be built by Land Rover at a factory located in Eastern Europe.

According to a report issued by Financial Times, the next generation Defender will be built by Land Rover at a factory located in Eastern Europe.

While the outgoing model is put together in Solihull, UK, it seems the successor will be manufactured either in Hungary or Poland. If the former turns out to be true, the assembly plant will be established near Gyor where Land Rover could take advantage of the supplier base established by Audi as this is the place where they produce the TT and its 4-cylinder engine. As for the other location, there's no word about the exact region in Poland where Land Rover could set a new factory.

We remind you Land Rover is also considering the prospects of keeping the current Defender alive by moving production somewhere else where the model would be built for non-European countries. One possible solution is to make the car in India taking into account Jaguar Land Rover is a subsidiary of Tata Motors. Building it in India would lower production costs and the company could also take advantage of the high labor potential.

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Land Rover could build next generation Defender in Eastern Europe