- JLR’s Nitra plant in Slovakia, where the Defender is built, had been shut down for about eight weeks due to the pandemic
- Deliveries have been delayed all over the world, with models only now reaching customers
- Land Rover Defender prices in India were revealed on February 26; deliveries for August 2020 appear to be on track.
As production ramps up at Jaguar Land Rover’s facility in Nitra, Slovakia – it was shut for eight weeks until the end of May 2020 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic – reports are now coming in of the delays faced by customers waiting for their Land Rover Defenders.
JLR’s plant in Slovakia produces the Defender for a number of markets, including the US, Europe, Middle East and India. While prices had been announced in early 2020 in many markets, production had halted at the end of March. Only now are some customers in the US receiving models booked back then. JLR officials expect each of the 188 US dealers to receive at least one Defender by July.
Land Rover Defender India deliveries on track