One of the most well-known and reputable symbols of the british automotive industry will no longer be built in the country.
Land Rover has decided that the new generation of the Defender instead must be produced at a new factory in Slovakia. It writes nyhedsbureaet Reuters.
Bilmodellen that, unlike most of the rest of us have managed to go over the age of 70 without major changes in its appearance, has always been known to be able to continue when many other cars had to give up.
It was for many years the backbone of the Land Rover and achieved for the last almost iconic status. In 2016, stopped production, however, at the factory in Solihull, where it had been built since the early beginnings in 1948.
When the Land Rover later in the year, launches the new generation of the Defender, it becomes according to Reuters, the second of the brand's models, which rolls out from a newly opened factory in Slovakia. Also the production of Discovery firehjulstrækkeren was in the fall moved here.
the Media WhatCar writes that the Discovery and Defender share the same platform, and it is therefore obvious that the two models must be followed along through the fabrikshallen.
the Relocation is coming, while the uncertainty about Britain's future place in the EU is at its highest. According to Reuters, several automakers have warned the british government that a hard brexit can get so big consequences for them, that they may scale down or completely stop the production of the cars in the country.
the Factory in Solihull, however, not to stand empty because of it. Last year, it emerged that Jaguar Land Rover would give the factory a thorough update, and now it is clear that in the future will build the largest Range Rover and Land Rover models at the factory.