Land Rover Defender deliveries delayed in some markets

    As Defender production now ramps up at the plant in Nitra, Slovakia, after the coronavirus pandemic, delays in deliveries are being reported in the US market.

    Published On Jun 11, 2020 01:17:00 PM


    • 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

    Jaguar-Land Rover India had communicated earlier this year that deliveries for the Defender will commence in August 2020 and these appear on track for now. Prices for the Defender, which is available in three-door (90) and five-door (110) form, and with a 300hp, 2.0-litre turbo-petrol engine, had been revealed at the end of February. Click to read our review of the Land Rover Defender.


    Also see:

    Jaguar Land Rover India to expand BS6 engine range

    Chelsea Truck Company jazzes up Land Rover Defender

    JLR updates online retail and service platforms

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