4wdNewz has keenly followed the rumour trail leading to the next Land Rover Defender because its predecessors' place in the country's automotive heritage and because it's relatively popular among off-road enthusiasts. It now seems that the new model will look little or nothing like those widely publicised concepts, according to UK Autocar, a magazine that has its finger on what's happening better than most. The full report is here.
Among the key points:
• Land Rover has ‘frozen’ the final shape of the Defender.
• The new design won’t be a direct replacement for the outgoing model.
• It will need to sell more than 50,000 a year to be viable.