Because Land Rover is owned by India auto conglomerate, Tata Motors, and much anticipation is being built around their Defender replacement, reports are now saying that the next generation Defender will be built in Pune, India.
Additionally, more details have popped up in the same reports, which say that the Defender will continue to employ a simpler body-on-frame design versus a unibody. The platform is said to be based on the T5 ladder chassis, which currently underpins the Range Rover Sport and Discovery SUVs.
Parts are also said to be shared with the new Tata Aria SUV and these plans come under Land Rover’s intent to keep the Defender affordable.
– By: Chris Chin