Sunday, 31 January 2016

Last of the Defenders

The last Land Rover Defender has rolled off the production line amid cheers, ending 67 years of the 4x4 being made. Jaguar Land Rover has discontinued the famous off-road vehicle, which has been exported across the world. More than two million have been made since the original Land Rover Series began production in Solihull in 1948. Plans to bring in stricter measures for new car emissions by 2020 meant there were "certain conditions the Defender just won't meet", the company said. There were cheers and sadness this morning as we witnessed the last Defender roll off the production line after almost 70 years; the longest-running production car in the world. A replacement model for the Defender is being developed, said the manufacturer.