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Old February 22nd, 2013, 03:28 PM
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New Defender will be made in India

God help us!!!!

http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/in...defender-india
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 03:30 PM
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fixed...

Though Shiva may be more appropriate
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We will need both of their help
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 03:42 PM
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 03:56 PM
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The New Defender advertising line:

"Sikh a new road."
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A friend of mine runs a land rover / range rover specialty repair shop. Based on his experience, they are capable of stopping anywhere, anytime, at any cost.

I don't know about the brakes, only their unreliability.
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 04:26 PM
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I don't think it is going to matter where they are made, I doubt it will be as utilitarian as hoped. Most of what you see being used in the third world is Toyota LC's, I think LR has lost that market. Even the Australian military has started using G-Wagons instead of Defenders. After seeing the DC100 concept I fear that the new Defender will be an Indian made FJ Cruiser with Defender badges on it.
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 04:33 PM
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Very sad!!!
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 07:54 PM
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Just reading a magazine article about the Paris auto show and came across this blurb...

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I'd like to think this is not going to happen but can't help but wonder... hhhhmmmm....
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 09:28 PM
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Made in India is not a bad thing for the Defender. It will help keep the price down, raise quality,
Increase production capacity, could allow for Defenders to be made at Solihull also for Europe and the USA.
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 11:01 PM
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Made in India is not a bad thing for the Defender. It will help keep the price down, raise quality,
Increase production capacity, could allow for Defenders to be made at Solihull also for Europe and the USA.

Your right, made in India is not necessarily a bad thing. I just think that modern saftey standards, and increased production streamlining will not allow the new Defender to be anything close to what the previous generation was like.

I really hope I am wrong, only time will tell.
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Old February 23rd, 2013, 02:18 AM
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I think no matter what they do we will be disappointed.
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Old February 23rd, 2013, 08:39 AM
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I'm going to be looking for a new DD in 2015-16. Since I'll have the off road machine hoping at least for the 3.2 diesel as the US power plant.
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So much hate. If it looks good and has a decent diesel engine(low 20s city high 20s highway), decent visibility, a swing open rear door or range rover classic type tailgate, and nothing bigger than 17" wheels I will consider it. I could care less about all the other shit. I am ready to buy an IFS vehicle for daily driving and the rare off road use. I'm never going on an expedition and could care less about field repairs. Most of you are not, too.
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If that is what the new Defender really looks like that is awful. Looks like a modern GEO Tracker or something out of Japan no doubt.
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Im just hoping they transfer current defender production to india, no need to refine the production process with cheap labor, just add airbags and tweak crumple zones to pass safety, use motors that have the add on emmisions crap easily disabled and bypassed and we can have a Real Defender sold in the states again.
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Im just hoping they transfer current defender production to india, no need to refine the production process with cheap labor, just add airbags and tweak crumple zones to pass safety, use motors that have the add on emmisions crap easily disabled and bypassed and we can have a Real Defender sold in the states again.
I am with Johns on this one! Except for the fact that they will move customer support to the US should your touch screen go out in your Defender!
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Old February 24th, 2013, 02:49 AM
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Im just hoping they transfer current defender production to india, no need to refine the production process with cheap labor, just add airbags and tweak crumple zones to pass safety, use motors that have the add on emmisions crap easily disabled and bypassed and we can have a Real Defender sold in the states again.
Damn ... If only land rover had thought of this ...
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There is way more than just airbags and crumple zones to get the Defender up to safety standards. Side impact is non-existent, for example.
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