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Old March 3rd, 2015, 09:17 PM
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Old March 3rd, 2015, 09:24 PM
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I believe it, most companies release their vehicles 4 years early.
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Old March 3rd, 2015, 09:34 PM
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D7u????

DC100????

If I had a $1 for every future D article...I could afford a 110
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Old March 3rd, 2015, 09:47 PM
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It's a 4 door FJ Cruiser

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Old March 3rd, 2015, 09:58 PM
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Well......

I still can't understand how Mercedes can have enough imagination to keep going with the G, but everyone else is stuck turning their H1 into H2, and FJ40 in to FJ Cruiser...

Based on what Land Rover has produced recently, I suspect this will sell well, and may even be a very good vehicle. But I still don't see how it closes the gap between what I drove today, and what they are claiming is a Defender.
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Old March 3rd, 2015, 10:00 PM
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I thought this was the new Defender.
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Old March 3rd, 2015, 10:05 PM
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Well......

I still can't understand how Mercedes can have enough imagination to keep going with the G, but everyone else is stuck turning their H1 into H2, and FJ40 in to FJ Cruiser...

Based on what Land Rover has produced recently, I suspect this will sell well, and may even be a very good vehicle. But I still don't see how it closes the gap between what I drove today, and what they are claiming is a Defender.
because defender classic owners (as we'll soon be called) are a dying breed apparently and need to be put out to pasture. Look at the entire LR lineup, it's all gone the sexy sleek way. Defender was the last of the old LR they clearly want to leave behind, and they've seen Toyota was able to revive with the new sexy sleek sh$t, so why not... it'll sell, whatever it's called or eventually looks like. That's just the way the cookie crumbles
just makes ours all the rarer
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Old March 3rd, 2015, 10:13 PM
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Old March 3rd, 2015, 10:30 PM
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Last time I heard D7u it was used by Land Rover as the name of the current range rover's chassis/platform....
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Old March 3rd, 2015, 10:55 PM
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Certainly it is. But that does not mean this isn't the design we've been told has been "signed off" on. This has a lot of the DC100 looks, with a twist that makes it looks like it could be a workable build. That rear bumper is obviously PS'd.
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Old March 3rd, 2015, 11:38 PM
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Heh, who's wishful about it?

I agree with you, I'm just saying it looks like this might be an official work up of some kind, even if it is leaked, and a scrapped design. This doesn't look like something someone did in their spare time. That's my guess. If I were Land Rover, I would be releasing designs like this along the way. Showing things that could make it to the final, but deliberately misleading as well.

------ Follow up post added March 3rd, 2015 08:40 PM ------

And.... what in the world is that rolling turd in the last picture? Holy........ I'm much happier to take the DC100 than what appears to be the waste left over from an attempt at a North Korean Land Rover knock-off.
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Meh, you're probably right. One thing's for sure, it isn't officially "from Land Rover".

Yeah, I remember seeing new, still wrapped in plastic waiting transport, VW Bugs on the streets of Mexico City in the 1990's.

BTW, it is interesting how close this guy has been with other models: http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/200...rand-cherokee/

http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/200...ord-mustang-2/
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It's a 4 door FJ Cruiser
or that eff'd up ford flex with a lift. really wish they'd let the defender die with dignity.
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The pictures in the article look very similar to the DC100, I thought LR said that was a disaster and they were not going in that direction?
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Old March 4th, 2015, 08:16 AM
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Can it really be a Defender if it's a unibody? It's also worrisome that they're targeting 'urban fashionistas' to increase demand. Just sad...
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I can't believe I'm wading into this conversation, but whatever the defender replacement is, it will be a vehicle for global markets. It will have to conform with the latest vehicle and pedestrian safety standards and the latest efficiency and emissions standards.

So it will have to look like it got shaped on a wind tunnel by millennials.

The only exception to this is if LR builds an industrial vehicle that doesn't have to confirm to so many of the passenger car requirements. But that's a pipe dream!
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Old March 4th, 2015, 12:50 PM
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This was also someone's free time.

It is ridiculous to think that LR would allow some other random website to publish or release via a "leak" any image of their replacement. Did you see how they teased the "new age of discovery"? They are going to build this up like nothing else. The plus side is we'll probably see lots of Defender clips on TV ads.
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I'm looking forward to it. If they sell enough of the new defenders in the US, maybe, just maybe, people will stop calling mine a jeep, or range rover.
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Old March 4th, 2015, 01:09 PM
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Did you see how they teased the "new age of discovery"? They are going to build this up like nothing else.

First they have to finish celebrating Defender.
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