- 8 hrs ago Skoda Dealerships In India To Increase — More Than 225 Dealerships By 2022
- 9 hrs ago Yamaha R3 BS6 India Launch Expected Soon: Could Come With New Design & Features
- 11 hrs ago Pure EV Electic Scooter Warranty Extended For Battery, Motor & Controller: Here Are All The Details
- 13 hrs ago Hyundai Ioniq 5 Electric Vehicle Displayed In India; India Launch Likely If Import Duty Is Reduced
- Technology Flipkart Big Saving Days Sale: Discount Offers On Motorola G40 Fusion, G60, E7 Power, Motorola Razr, And More
- Sports Dhananjaya de Silva, Akila Dhananjaya guide Sri Lanka to a series-levelling win over depleted Indian side
- Movies Mohanlal To Shed 15 Kilos For His Sports Movie, Confirms Director Priyadarshan
- News Coronavirus cases: Gujarat govt eases lockdown restrictions; Allows 400 people in open ceremonies
- Education Government Likely To Offer OBC, EWS Reservation In AIQ For Medical Colleges Admissions
- Finance Rakesh Jhunjhunwala To Start New Airline; Starting With 70 Planes
- Lifestyle Friendship Day 2021: Things Only Best Friends Can Relate To
- Travel 10 Best Places To Visit In Mizoram In August
Land Rover's plan to replace the aging Defender with a new model has been delayed. The DC100 concept vehicle, one of the future replacements for the Defender was showcased in 2011, with Land Rover revealing its plan to introduce the new range by 2015. The new range will now certainly not come out in 2015.
According to the original plan the new Defender replacement range was expected to be manufactured in India, which would have allowed it to be sold at extremely competitive prices. With the latest development that plan has hit uncertainty as well.
Nevertheless, the existing Defender range will have to be retired by 2015 since it will no longer be able to stay in compliance with the latest safety and emission regulations. It was Land Rover global brand director John Edwards who made a statement about the delay in introduction of the next gen Defender to Autocar, but he did not reveal the reason behind the delay.
It is thought that the likely reason for the delay is change in decision to use the premium, all aluminium PLA architecture. This platform is used by luxury Range Rover models, which means Land Rover will keep the new Defender as a premium product. This would mean better profitability for the automaker, but not necessarily a good thing for Indian buyers.