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    Land Rover Defender's Tour Of Duty Ends In 2015

    William Maley

    Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com

    October 11, 2013

    After sixty-seven years in production, and more than two million models being produced, the Land Rover Defender will cease to be.

    According to Automobile Manufacturing News, Land Rover has made the decision to end production of the Defender in December 2015. The decision is due to the current model not being able to meet the new emission standards that are being introduced all-over.

    "A replacement vehicle will join the Land Rover range, but the Defender in its current format is coming to an end," said a Land Rover spokesman.

    What that will be and when the replacement will debut are up in the air at the moment.

    Source: Automobile Manufacturing News, Automotive News Europe (Subscription Required)

    William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at william.maley@cheersandgears.com or you can follow him on twitter at @realmudmonster.

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    We'll about time they finally upgraded the Defender. Course be interesting to see what they do to replace it.

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    Pretty sure there will be a replacement as Land Rover needs a hard-core offroader. And IMHO it'd be a litttle stupid to throw the Defender name away.

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    So yes the Defender has had a long successful run but to me looks very dated.


    Now we have the DC100 as a starting point for what the New Defender could look like.



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