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Old February 15th, 2012, 10:02 PM
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Old February 16th, 2012, 10:05 AM
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This!

Howdy dudes, this is my first post. Don't thrash me please.

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Downside: No more Defenders for the US.
Upside: Ours become more valuable when people realize they want a real Defender and not an LR2 with a Kia body.
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Old February 16th, 2012, 10:16 AM
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Yea I mean everyone here should be jumping with joy over this. Guys like ECR should also be super happy. We will live to see the day of $300,000 resto jobs and $250,000 NAS 110s. Only Copley knows how close we already are to that number. Popcorn ready...2015 is going to be interesting.
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Old February 16th, 2012, 11:09 AM
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Arjun, thats interesting. Do they share any common platform or is the Sumo just a look-alike? I do see it now. My body hurts just thinking about climbing into the back of one of those Sumos.
The chassis ladder is the same and the suspension pick up points are the same as well. Sumo didn't come with lockers that the G-wagen comes with and of course the drive train is much simpler.

Most of the Tata vehicles till the early 2000s had heavy input from MB. It was only in the mid-2000s that MB cut the cord and created a separate production line etc. Don't know if Tata had the original G-wagen drawings or if MB turned a blind eye to the cloning because of their long relationship and the fact that they would never sell the G-wagen in India.
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Old February 16th, 2012, 01:15 PM
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Yea I mean everyone here should be jumping with joy over this. Guys like ECR should also be super happy. We will live to see the day of $300,000 resto jobs and $250,000 NAS 110s. Only Copley knows how close we already are to that number. Popcorn ready...2015 is going to be interesting.
That will not happen. Dream on that your 110 will ever be worth 1/4 million.
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Old February 16th, 2012, 01:32 PM
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Yea probably never. Who knows what will happen when some Hampton rich kid gets his electric defender stuck in the sand and then wants the real thing. ; D
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Old February 16th, 2012, 01:33 PM
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It would be cool if Rover could still make the Defender but in a CKD.
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Old March 13th, 2012, 10:22 PM
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Not so glad to see that Land Rover has decided to carry over the worst aspects of their designs.
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Old March 14th, 2012, 06:26 AM
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I think it's rather nostalgic, really.
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No way its nostalgia. Land Rover is forgetting where they came from. I think they are trying to follow suit with other modern car companies.
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Old April 9th, 2012, 10:15 AM
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Im not so sure Land Rover will be able to compete with the Hilux, especially with the way the new Replacement Defender looks, the lack of solid axles, and with a new cost cutting design. Seems to be more fashion orientated than farm, military, and ultility oriented. Thats besides the fact that the Hilux, is an epic beast of a truck with its legandary reliability and following.
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Old April 9th, 2012, 10:25 AM
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There will never be a replacement for the Hilux
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It's all marketing hype.

Sure, they can target to hit the sales figures of any other vehicle, but that doesn't mean people will respond. This is specially true when/if people find out its just a Freelandwr with a different body and more gadgets. We all know how well the Freelander has sold in the US.

But who knows, it may sell really well and the Mini guy that is now at LR is right.
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Old April 9th, 2012, 12:16 PM
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this is interesting - seems the DC100 is a lifestyle truck and there will be a seperate defender (?)
http://www.autocar.co.uk/News/NewsAr...llCars/262062/
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Old April 9th, 2012, 12:27 PM
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this is interesting - seems the DC100 is a lifestyle truck and there will be a seperate defender (?)
http://www.autocar.co.uk/News/NewsAr...llCars/262062/
Interesting, that's the way I read it too:

"According to one production scenario, the DC100 will be based on the Evoque platform. Such a car would measure just 4.3m long, making it a direct rival for the Mini Countryman, Skoda Yeti and Nissan Juke.

The other option is to build it on the new-generation Defender architecture, which is expected to be a traditional separate ladder frame chassis. This latter scenario would, however, limit the DC100’s appeal in affluent urban areas where significant volumes could be sold. Land Rover bosses are also aware that the baby SUV market is booming and other brands, including Jeep, are planning to enter the segment."
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Old April 9th, 2012, 12:44 PM
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Interesting, that's the way I read it too:

"According to one production scenario, the DC100 will be based on the Evoque platform. Such a car would measure just 4.3m long, making it a direct rival for the Mini Countryman, Skoda Yeti and Nissan Juke.

The other option is to build it on the new-generation Defender architecture, which is expected to be a traditional separate ladder frame chassis. This latter scenario would, however, limit the DC100’s appeal in affluent urban areas where significant volumes could be sold. Land Rover bosses are also aware that the baby SUV market is booming and other brands, including Jeep, are planning to enter the segment."
Then Land Rover is holding their cards close to their chest, i hope this is true, its just wierd that it would be like that because on the DC 100 it said "new defender concept" on the side, one would only assume that that is what they are going to base the next generation on.
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Old April 9th, 2012, 12:49 PM
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Something as small as the DC 100 has no need for a separate chassis.
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DC100 = USA
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Old April 9th, 2012, 04:48 PM
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Let's hope not.
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