Land Rover Defender will remain the same until 2017 image

The British based automaker Land Rover has recently announced that its current generation of the Defender will remain the same until 2017 even if the production version of the DC100 concept will be launched in 2015.

The current generation of the Land Rover Defender will keep its shape until 2017 even if its replacement will come within four years. Land Rover is able to keep its Defender on the production line in its current form thanks to some legislative modifications which aren’t as tough as they are for a conventional vehicle.

“Replacing the current Defender is one of the biggest challenges in the world of auto design. Because we are talking about a vehicle that has inspired people around the world. The new DC100 is not a concept which will be produced in the same form, it represents the start of a four-year journey towards a final design version for the 21st century Defender”, said the Land Rover head of design, Gerry McGovern.

Besides having to come up with the next generation of the Defender, Land Rover will also have to develop a Euro 6 version of the 2.2 liter diesel engine, which is the next step for keeping the model into production for a longer time.