Originally Posted by TravelerBT
Everything I have read says that the Defender will no longer be produced as of 2013 and Land Rover will redesign it to comply with all the safety standard around the world.
I would guess this would mean that it is going to suck... but I will give them the benefit of the doubt...
Don't bother giving Tata/LR the benefit of the doubt. Their focus is not the Defender as we know it, I can almost 100% guarantee that. Their focus over the next few years is on small, fuel efficient variations of the Evoque/LR4. Small, small, small.
BTW, I just spoke to Jonathan. He currently has a D90 and a 110 in his shop that customers are having him 'Iconize' (my term).
He'll be providing more info in their newsletter. I think the comparisons between ECR and Icon are spot-on based on what he said; different dash, axles and brakes, among other things. Not cheap either.