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Land Rover salutes end of Defender production with a sip of whisky history

on November 17 2015 | in Spy videos | by | with Comments Off

The last Land Rover Defender will roll of the assembly line in Britain in January. New Zealand will receive an allocation from the final production run, although the numbers have yet to be locked in. Whatever, it means the end of 67 years of a series of 4×4 vehicles that made their way into almost every corner of the world. Why the end? Mostly because the old warhorse has fallen foul of safety and emissions rules in many global markets. Land Rover built around 17,000 short- and long-wheelbase Defenders last year, at the rate of around 80 a day. This year it upped production to 125 a day to meet demand in its final year. This video deals with the origin of the name Land Rover, not on a beach in North Wales or a farm in England, but on an island in Scotland famous for its whisky,

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