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Fresh Reports; The new Defender will not be DC100 style

FRESH REPORTS CONFIRM THE NEW DEFENDER WILL LOOK NOTHING LIKE THE DC100.

Land Rover designers have reportedly shifted away from the DC100’s styling for the all-new model, but exactly what direction they have taken instead is unknown.
The report says the new shape won’t be a direct replacement for the current Defender, as sales for the sixty-odd year-old design in recent times have largely been driven by the knowledge production will soon stop.

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To make the Defender economically viable, Land Rover will likely aim for a much broader appeal in the all-new model while maintaining much of its predecessor’s off-road capability.
While the new design may be fixed, a definitive date for the last example to roll off the production line has not with ‘the end of 2015’ being the only clue.
The focus for Land Rover bosses will now reportedly shift to ‘the gap’ between the end of the current model and the introduction of the new version, as the car maker appears cautious to avoid crashing the Defender’s going-away party.
Earlier rumours suggested an on-sale date for the all-new Defender of 2019 at the earliest, but global interest in the current model may live on if plans to move production to India for a ‘second life’ become reality.
We will keep you informed …