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    Default Could Brexit save the Defender?

    Now that Britain has voted to leave the EU, will Land Rover need to worry about the EU mandates that caused it to shutter production of the Defender? Any thoughts?
    Lane Davis
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    Quote Originally Posted by LaneDavis View Post
    Now that Britain has voted to leave the EU, will Land Rover need to worry about the EU mandates that caused it to shutter production of the Defender? Any thoughts?
    I doubt it. It is my understanding that a factory is being set up in Eastern Europe & new tooling being fabricated for the new replacement vehicle. But don't fret, for another 25 years there will be a new to us Defender available each year. They even introduced a new 200tdi for US buyers last year.

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    I doubt it... Their are some business people negotiating with land rover but you got to remember; I've they build them again, where would they sell them? EU; no not pedestrian friendly enough and for environmental reasons. So they will relocate it, and make them for Afrika for example.

    Further, they really want to sell a "defender" in the usa... Only possible with a completely new safe polar friendly one...


    My thoughts

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    Teriann, You know how to muddy the waters and start rumours ! What with new Series I's (2.0 oise engines) rolling of the assembly lines, I am awaiting my new 2018 Series II 2.0 Diesel engined 88" Station Wagon, I have the plate for it already !!
    Les Parker
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    Rovers North Inc.

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