Land Rover is pretty busy turning out its new model – the LRX, due out sometime early next year. According to insiders, the Tata Motors owner company has also started work on its replacement to the 62-year-old iconic Defender. Known internally as Project Icon, Tata Motors has signed off funding for a complete redesign and reengineering of the model.
Sources say that Project Icon should be in Land Rover’s product cycle by 2014.
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Currently, designers and engineers are working out the kinks and executives are trying to figure out where to position the car. Insiders say that Land Rover”s Electric Rear Axle Drive (ERAD) technology could make production in Project Icon.
– By: Kap Shah