Live: Land Rover Defender production ends at Solihull

The Land Rover Defender production line in Solihull produces its final vehicle today, after a run of more than 60 years.

It’s a historic day for the British brand, which is seeing its production of its iconic vehicle axed due to ever more stringent safety and emissions regulations.

We are reporting live from Solihull, where the final vehicle left the production line at 09:22. TV news crews, journalists and hundreds of JLR workers were on hand to witness the historic event.

Follow MR’s Andrew Brady on Twitter @MR_AndrewBrady for regular updates – and live Periscope videos from inside the Land Rover factory.

Here is the final Defender making its way down the line:

And this is the moment when it drove away, to cheers and applause:

Classic Land Rovers were lined up to pay homage, too:

While TV reporters and cameras blocked the production line:


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