2015 Land Rover Defender Release Delayed
All the plans about the 2015 Land Rover Defender are on hold. The new generation of the famous Defender was expected to be introduced this year and to enter the production in 2015, when the first units would be distributed. According to the recent reports, the outgoing version will be discontinued, while the new Defender won’t be released. The current Defender will have to be abandoned, due to the more strict European regulations. The 2015 Land Rover Defender, which is supposed to be the most popular Land Rover’s vehicle in the U.S., won’t come next year due to the production limitations. It will be underpinned by an all-aluminum PLA platform, which will provide better characteristics with reduced weight. The 2015 Defender should be a premium SUV, which is made to outshine the Jeep Wrangler and Toyota FJ Cruiser.
2015 Land Rover Defender Will Be Made In The UK
According to some unofficial sources, the plans about the 2015 Land Rover Defender production in India are questionable now. The new Defender will probably be manufactured in the UK. What isn’t known is whether the new Defender will come as 2016 model. It probably won’t happen so soon, because of the Tata’s recent financial troubles. Once the Tata parent company improves its sales, the JLR company will be able to proceed with the development of the new Defender.
2015 Land Rover Defender Features That Are Expected
Expectations regarding the specs and features of the 2015 Land Rover Defender were pretty accurate, but it’s unknown whether the same characteristics will be kept once the new-gen Defender is released in the future. What’s certain is that it will be based on the PLA platform. The U.S.-spec Defender will probably have a 5.0-liter V-8 engine, while the Euro-spec will have some diesel engines. In the next couple of years, maybe the U.S. market would be treated by a highly-efficient diesel engine option. Since the plan is to make a premium SUV, the future Land Rover Defender is expected to have very comfortable interior with leather upholstery as standard, as well as some other safety and convenience features. The 2015 Defender had Black Pack and Silver Pack versions. The future Defender will probably come with these two.