The British based automaker JLR is planning to produce the classic Defender in Sri Lanka too, a move which should help keep the production costs for the popular model low.
The announcement has been made by the local automotive media and production of the Land Rover Defender in Sri Lanka is expected to start later on this year. The new facility, where the classic Land Rover Defender will be produced, will benefit from all the “goodies” necessary because the UK experts will keep a close eye on the operation.
“Preliminary work of the project has already been completed and the project is expected to commence shortly. The proposed project would make Land Rover vehicles available and affordable to a wider spectrum of the market”, as Sumal Perera, the Access Engineering and SML Frontier Automotive (Pvt) Ltd chairman, said.
According to the guys at Car Scoops, the Land Rover Defender will be produced by a local company, named SML Frontier Automotive (Pvt) Ltd, owned by Sheran Fernando and by Sathosa Motors. It is unknown for the moment in which countries the Land Rover Defender will be exporter. Additional details on the subject will be announced in the following months by JLR.