Following our report that the iconic Defender model will be ceased by December this year, fans of the rugged 4X4 model will be glad to know that Land Rover might have to keep the model’s production until February 2016 due to high demands.
“It is going to be extended until at least the end of February. We have had a glut of orders and are going on until then. Although I’ve been told that February is the definite cut-off date someone else has said it could possibly go on until April.” said a Land Rover employee in a report on Birmingham Post.
The report goes on to say that production of the Land Rover Defender was increased by almost 50 percent in March this year from 84 units to about 125 vehicles per shift, to cope with demands. Last year 17,781 units were produced at its Solihull plant.
Rumours are also circulating that Land Rover is investigating the possibility of producing the Defender model elsewhere in the world for markets with less stringent environmental laws.