Land Rover Defender's Production Comes To An End

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Jaguar Land Rover's Defender, one of the most loved and longest lived vehicle is to cease production today, after 68 years. The last Defender will roll out of the Jaguar Land Rover's Solihull plant in Lode Lane, United Kingdom.



Land Rover has sold more than two million Defenders since 1948 and there are currently 308 models.

The Defender production had to stopped since it can't keep up with the tough European Union emissions and safety regulations.

The Queen herself took delivery of her first Land Rover shortly after coming to the throne in 1952 and has used Land Rovers ever since.

The Defender was designed by Maurice Wilks, Rover's chief engineer, who sketched his original design in the sand on a beach for his brother Spencer, who was the managing director of the Rover Company.

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Story first published: Friday, January 29, 2016, 10:12 [IST]
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