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Chemical giant Ineos to build heir to Land Rover Defender

Compact Cars, Bridgend

The chemicals group Ineos has confirmed its plans to build and manufacture an off-road vehicle to succeed the iconic Land Rover Defender is not a vanity project backed by its billionaire founder Jim Ratcliffe.

Ineos will build a new division, Ineos Automotive, and anticipates spending hundreds of millions on research and developing a 4x4 vehicle that could fill the hole in the market left by the Defender, which was discontinued by Jaguar Land Rover.

In a tribute to Land Rover here's some expreme drving by the iconic 4 x 4.

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