Whenever you speak of the Land Rover Defender, you are immediately thinking of a big hunk of metal going up the hill seemingly defying physics.
And you wouldn’t be far off, as the Defender was the model that established Land Rover as a top player when it came to building off-road vehicles.
Since the first model back in 1948, the Land Rover Defender has remained mostly unchanged, as there was no reason to mess with something that worked, not matter how outdated the looks became. But recent news point towards big changes for the Defender. Unfortunately, the news says that Land Rover’s SUV will be discontinued.
As soon as the decade’s middle, we will no longer see the Defender come off the assembly lines. Reasons for the retirement were not given, although some rumors mention CO2 emissions and safety issues. Fortunately, there is a silver lining for this bit of news. It seems that the British car maker doesn’t just plan to leave a hole in their car line-up, so a brand new model will be taking the place of the oldie but goldie Defender.