Land Rover is delaying new Defender
Land Rover has abandoned plans to release the next generation Defender as a brutal off-roader, on the contrary, its successor will be a luxury and eco-friendly SUV. In addition, it is reported that Defender successor won`t be produced in India and the plans of engine plant construction are also put on ice.
More interesting is that, the current Land Rover Defender is slated to retire in 2015, regardless of the fact that replacement has been delayed until after 2015.
It is expected that the new Defender will be produced on the aluminum PLA architecture and will be more upscale.