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Land Rover has been Defending the Realm Since 1948

<p><em>Image source: Jaguar Land Rover</em></p><p>As we welcome the new <a href="https://www.designnews.com/automotive-0/2020-land-rover-defender-modern-technology-over-heritage/64415084062093">2020 Land Rover Defender</a>, it seems like a good time to look back at the original rough-and-ready models, which ran from 1948 to 2016. Land Rover marked the end of production with a ceremony at its Solihull plant that gathered the classics back to their birthplace, providing a trove of modern photos of classic Land Rovers to enjoy.</p>
World Land Rover Day is a great excuse to take a look at the evolution of the original Land Rover into the Defender over the decades.

Dan Carney is a Design News senior editor, covering automotive technology, engineering and design, especially emerging electric vehicle and autonomous technologies.

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