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'Queen's favourite' Land Rover to cease production

The Queen driving a Land Rover Defender in 2000 Credit: Nick Ansell/PA Wire/Press Association Images

One of the Queen's favourite vehicles, the Land Rover Defender, is to cease production in the West Midlands.

The last Land Rover Defender will be produced by Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) at Solihull in December 2015.

Featuring in the Angelina Jolie film Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and in the latest James Bond movie, Skyfall, the Defender name can be traced back to the early 1990s.

JLR has confirmed that Defender production will cease but has stressed a new replacement vehicle would join the Land Rover model range.

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