Land Rover has stated since last year that production of the Defender will end at Solihull this December. But the massive surge of last-minute orders up to final cut-off-date of June 26 (when the order books closed for the last time) spurred rumours that Land Rover might give in to demand and continue production ‘at least until the end of February’ and ‘it could possibly go on until April’ according to the Birmingham Post.
In a statement to LRO, Land Rover has confirmed that this speculation is incorrect. ‘Defender production in Solihull is now entering its final phase,’ said the company’s spokeperson. ‘We have not confirmed an end date for UK production, however we do not expect this to continue past the end of January 2016.’