Land Rover Defender Replacement at Least Six Years Away
The British company declined to comment on the legislative reasons that will kill the defender and on when a replacement will go on sale. However, Bernstein Research claims such a vehicle won’t arrive before 2019 “due to lack of volume and weak business case,” Automotive News reports.
The DC100 concept, which was unveiled at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor SHow, was supposed be used as a base for a brand new Defender, but word has it Land Rover decided to drop the project.
Built in its current form since 1983, the Land Rover Defender is the outright successor of the company very first off-road utility vehicle, the Series I, which was launched in 1948.
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