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Old March 12th, 2014, 10:16 AM
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New Defender - great news!

Will look nothing like the DC100

http://indianautosblog.com/2014/03/2...-design-124553
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Old March 12th, 2014, 10:21 AM
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Someone already posted a similar article, but glad to see if made your day today hahaha

But agreed, very good news, I am actually excited to see what they come up with
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Old March 12th, 2014, 11:49 AM
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http://m.autoblog.com/2014/03/11/lan..._river_article

Perhaps they wrote it wrong, but this article claims this is a "baby Defender" mule. Don't get too caught up in the bodywork as it is a mule, but check out the IRS peaking out from the rear.

McGovern keeps saying contradictory things about the new Defender, styling wise. One day he says its going to be completely different and the next he is telling someone else it will retain some "iconic" styling.
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Old March 12th, 2014, 11:55 AM
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http://m.autoblog.com/2014/03/11/lan..._river_article
Perhaps they wrote it wrong, but this article claims this is a "baby Defender" mule. Don't get too caught up in the bodywork as it is a mule, but check out the IRS peaking out from the rear.
I doubt any 'new' Defender would have a real chance at having solid axles
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Old March 12th, 2014, 12:09 PM
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Old March 12th, 2014, 12:45 PM
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It's interesting - the next Defender will need to "wash it's face" to appeal to new buyers, but it's now promised to keep its iconic nature... something they're saying is "precious" to the Defender design team. Anyone else picturing a half Defender, half LR4, and half some unibody SUV? Not sure how they're going to pull it off, but I really hope they lean more heavily towards the iconic side of the design.
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I doubt any 'new' Defender would have a real chance at having solid axles
Jeep is still able to do it. I wonder if the new defender will be something like a JK.... modern enough, but still some real stuff underneath.
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Old March 12th, 2014, 02:45 PM
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Jeep is still able to do it. I wonder if the new defender will be something like a JK.... modern enough, but still some real stuff underneath.
IIRC the new J**p is going to IFS
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Don't care about solid axle...just want a soft top that takes less than 4 days to put up. I am not looking for a second D90 like I have...just a more practical soft top to drive around when I am wearing a suit.
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IIRC the new J**p is going to IFS
That's the rumor although I'm not sure I'm inclined to believe it. Jeep had a solid axle in the rear of the GC through the last generation (2010) IIRC. LR hasn't had a solid axle in a non-Defender since the D2 10 years ago
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Don't care about solid axle...just want a soft top that takes less than 4 days to put up. I am not looking for a second D90 like I have...just a more practical soft top to drive around when I am wearing a suit.
X2. Just add the "iconic styling" to it, make a 2 and 4 door models in hard and soft top variations, ensure it has a low range option with some sort of "off road" option, price them starting under $40k up to $55k, and watch them sell like hotcakes. Oh, and a diesel!
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Old March 12th, 2014, 05:58 PM
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The autoblog article is the Jaguar SUV which was introduced in Geneva.
The next Freelander is coming through and out on the road.
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Randomly scouring the internets because I got bored. My biggest beef with the DC100 was the awful rims. I hate big rims more than anything. Thin tires ride worse in my opinion. I know it is a poor photoshop, but even if they had put classic type wheels on the DC100 with some quasi meaty tires I think it would have gone over much better.



------ Follow up post added June 5th, 2014 06:28 PM ------

Even this shitty comparison one is better.

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Interesting......actually doesn't look to gawd awful bad.....well not the color...
I agree on the big wheels.....I have the "low profile" tires on my Callaway p38 and HATE them. Just for s and gs, I swapped the tires/rims off my wifes p38 and what a change!
I am currently looking for a set of early rims that i can get "regular" tires on.
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Interesting......actually doesn't look to gawd awful bad.....well not the color... I agree on the big wheels.....I have the "low profile" tires on my Callaway p38 and HATE them. Just for s and gs, I swapped the tires/rims off my wifes p38 and what a change! I am currently looking for a set of early rims that i can get "regular" tires on.
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Early rims for the P38? If so...go Dii rim, They bolt right up & are only one trip to the pick and pluck away!
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I have an extra set of DII wheels that are currently surplus to my needs.
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Your green dc110 is going to be picked up and copied. In a week or two it will be produced as the next Defender.
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I really didn't have a problem with the DC100, I had a problem with the DC100 as the new defender. Sell it as a freelander, fine with me.
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Early rims for the P38? If so...go Dii rim, They bolt right up & are only one trip to the pick and pluck away!
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He's been running the 18's I pulled off my 02 D2. I switched to 16's with 285's and have to say I like that ride way better than the 55 series 18's

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Hope they change that "c"pillar. Looks like a blind spot in the making. One would hope the designers would learn from Toyota's fj mistakes, not copy them.
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Yes...the 18s suck! I think I found a set of 16s....attached to another p38...local....super cheep!
I concur with Rocky.....Tata will copy it and make another release..
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