Defender

Suburban is the granddaddy of them all

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2016

When Land Rover built the last Defender off-roader on Jan. 29 at its Solihull plant in the U.K., it ended a production run spanning 68 years. But the Defender, originally named Series 1, wasn't the longest-running vehicle on the road. Not even close....
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Land Rover ends Defender production

Jan. 29, 2016 14:37 CET

The last Land Rover Defender rolled off the production line, 68 years after output of the iconic offroader first began....
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RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: Land Rover fans' eyes are on Gerry McGovern as the next Defender takes shape

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 16, 2015

Redesigning an iconic vehicle is a job that'll add plenty of gray hairs to a veteran designer's head. That is the task facing Gerry McGovern, Land Rover's design chief, who must come up with the next Defender....
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RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: Land Rover fans' eyes on Gerry McGovern as the next Defender takes shape

12:30 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 15, 2015

Redesigning an iconic vehicle is a job that'll add plenty of gray hairs to a veteran designer's head -- if there is any hair left....
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Storied Defender due for new-era rewrite

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 6, 2015

Land Rover, a brand revered for its ability to climb over obstacles, has a new hurdle in front of it: how to bring its vaunted Defender nameplate into the 21st century. New-age concerns such as crash tests and fuel economy will force Land Rover to hit the reset button on the Defender family....
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Land Rover Defender to end long, storied run

Nov. 21, 2015 06:01 CET

Production of the iconic Land Rover Defender will end early next year. The utilitarian workhorse has remained virtually unchanged during almost seven decades of production and it is unclear whether Land Rover will seek to replace it....
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Dealerships jump on the Bond-wagon

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 6, 2015

The universal appeal of the Bond franchise - and the starring role afforded to the Jaguar C-X75 concept and modified versions of the Range Rover Sport SVR and Land Rover Defender - allowed dealerships to use Spectre as a connection point to a broad range of customers before today's release of one of the year's most anticipated movies....
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Defender's last stand gets an extension

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 20, 2015

The end of the road for Land Rover's long-running Defender won't come this fall after all. Jaguar Land Rover has extended production for the classic, aluminum-bodied off-roader into next year, reports England's Birmingham Post....
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Land Rover Defender production to be extended

July 17, 2015 10:43 CET

Jaguar Land Rover could extend production of its current-generation Land Rover Defender in Solihull, England, into early next year as it mulls where to build the iconic SUV's successor. Defender production had been scheduled to finish at the end of the year....
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