Landrover Defender – Top Speed

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Land Rover Defender

Tanking, Accelerating Phase-Out

It is indeed a sad day as we learn of Land plans to end production of the iconic but road-worthy Defender .

Automotive reported that recent stats of this lovable are in a tailspin during its last on the market before saying bye’ for 2015.

U.S. safety, emissions and import on small trucks keep the vehicle from roaming our with its lack of compliance to thing as crumple zones and The one Defender we did get is long gone in England: the V-8 automatic convertible Almost all green and very these were the rich-guy Jeep of the 1990s.

In the markets where it is sold the UK, like continental Europe, 50 of history is almost a negative versus ultramodern crossovers. The main problem is that it like a #8217;lorrie#8217; and is more and thirsty with diesel one too.

Europeans have simply interest in the Defender, with Rover selling a mere 561 in the first eight months of according to JATO Dynamics.

The SUV first saw production in 1983 and was within the US in very limited It was built on both a 90-inch or wheelbase and featured a variety of powerplants – both and diesel – and body configurations.

The Defender ’s extreme prowess off and its rarity have earned it a following among enthusiasts. conditions have kept for Defenders rather elevated for in the US – even causing some to the country via the black market and from Uncle Sam’s regulatory eye.

However, there may be a silver in losing the Defender. A replacement for the rover is likely in the works and be built well within the standards of governments world-wide and amenities buyers no longer optional.

Power steering, a that absorbs bumps and A/C are all features the Defender lacks.

of JLR#8217;s cash is tied up to resuscitate Jaguar, so the Defender is a back seat in the new world of and Cafe fuel standards.

The Defender replacement remains far ready due to a lack of volume and business case, analyst Max with Bernstein Research in a recent report on Jaguar Rover.

Land Rover did the DC100 concept at the 2011 auto show. but according to the project has since been

He says Land Rover is mulling over an aluminum-bodied that would employ the Range Rover’s underpinnings as a Defender replacement.

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