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Land Rover Defender to soldier on until 2017

by Zach Bowman (RSS feed) on Oct 20th, 2011 at 5:29PM

Autocar reports that the Land Rover Defender will be around a good bit longer than we thought. The vehicle may stay on dealer lots until at least 2017 thanks in part to a new 2.2-liter diesel engine that can meet more stringent EU6 emissions standards. Originally, a successor to the long-running Defender was expected to show up as soon as 2015. Land Rover also says that there may be a loophole in the emissions legislation that could keep the standard from applying to the globe-crushing SUV until a much later date. But emissions legislation wasn't the only thing pushing the Defender out the... Read More

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