Land Rover DC100 Defender Concept
Land Rover Defender replacement was delayed due to styling concerns and a new report is indicating the "basic" model has been scrapped altogether.
Autocar has released an information that the Defender successor will not be produced in India and plans for an Indian engine factory have been put on ice. Other rumor says that the replacement will be delayed until after 2015, so there is a big problem because the current model is slated to retire in 2015.
Land Rover's aluminium body shop can currently handle 95 thousand units per year on three shifts, but there is already existing room for expansion to 180 thousand units. The manufacturer has started work on a further extension of the body shop, suggesting it expects to roll out more than four models based on the PLA platform.