With the help of a big investment from a billionaire.
Just six months after the last Land Rover Defender the assembly line, Jaguar-Land Rover could be in talks to revive the legendary off-roader. The Sunday Times in the UK reported that billionaire Jim Ratcliffe held talks with executives at JLR to revive the Defender. Ratcliffe is the founder of a chemical company called Ineos, which is worth around £3.2 billion ($4.15 billion). It is unknown whether Ratcliffe is interested in buying the intellectual property, or the production line. Either way, we could see more Land Rover Defenders.
JLR is currently working on Defender which is set to debut sometime in 2018-2019. No one is 100% sure about what we can expect from the new Defender, but we all know how legendary the original model was. The production lineup didn't run for over 60-years for no reason. We really hope that Ratcliffe can reach a deal with JLR. We would love to see even more Defenders on the road.