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    I hear the new Defender is being produced in Eastern Europe somewhere and will be released in about 15 months. First two years production going to the US.

    Looks a lot like the old Defender with gutter on roof and has a G Wagon-like front look. It will be a 120 thus 10inches longer than the 110 and based on a Disco chassis with air suspension.

    Who knows more and pictures please.

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    First I've heard about it but I predicted the use of a D3/4 chassis with a modular body.

    Probably being built in the Ukraine.
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    Completely new platform they won't use D4.

    http://europe.autonews.com/article/2...plate=mobile02

    Details are scarce but there is chance we see a revealing at Pairs motor show.

    No one has seen it, just a cropped Range Rover body on the mule.
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    I have read that they are planning to share platforms across models. Similar to what VW did with Seat and Audi etc.
    Seems the Defender will be the first one with this new shared platform perhaps
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    If I remember correctly the first Defender got it's chassis and drivetrain from the old Range Rover.

    So it might be a next evolutionary step.
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    I have heard from a "reliable Land Rover source" that had a peak at one, that it will be released in October at Paris motor show.
    Diesel engines from 132 kw to 200 kw all auto boxes
    Some models use air suspension, with a wading depth of 900 mm
    According to source , unmistakably a Defender, in shape, and a 130 is there as well.
    They are in production in Slovakia as we speak, but with great secrecy, no spy pics !
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    Default Re: Any update on the new Defender

    Now that's some good news. Eagerly awaiting my D4's successor.
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    I predict a starting price around R1m.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    I predict a starting price around R1m.
    ....which will be a BIG mistake of Land Rover. They absolutely have to price it in line with the top end Fortuners and Everests, ie R700k odd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
    Now that's some good news. Eagerly awaiting my D4's successor.
    My thoughts exactly
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    Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
    ....which will be a BIG mistake of Land Rover. They absolutely have to price it in line with the top end Fortuners and Everests, ie R700k odd.
    Yes and no.

    I predict more aimed at the LC76 and lower end Prado (current prices R750k to R850k), and remember that all pricing will be higher by launch time. JLR doesn't care about budget utility vehicles any more: this will be a very tech-forward vehicle.

    So based on CURRENT prices, around R800k, neatly plugging the hole between the D5 and the Disco Sport.

    Even the JL Wrangler will be just under R1m.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    I predict a starting price around R1m.

    Yeah I agree - more or less in line with the Wrangler JL V6 diesel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lou07 View Post
    Yeah I agree - more or less in line with the Wrangler JL V6 diesel
    Zigackly, and as per my last post
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    Yes and no.

    I predict more aimed at the LC76 and lower end Prado (current prices R750k to R850k), and remember that all pricing will be higher by launch time. JLR doesn't care about budget utility vehicles any more: this will be a very tech-forward vehicle.

    So based on CURRENT prices, around R800k, neatly plugging the hole between the D5 and the Disco Sport.

    Even the JL Wrangler will be just under R1m.

    But I'm willing to give you a beer if I'm wrong.
    I will give a six pack if it's around R500 k

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hylton View Post
    I will give a six pack if it's around R500 k
    Your beer is safe. But I'll also give a 6-pack if it is under R700k list price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    Yes and no.

    I predict more aimed at the LC76 and lower end Prado (current prices R750k to R850k), and remember that all pricing will be higher by launch time. JLR doesn't care about budget utility vehicles any more: this will be a very tech-forward vehicle.

    So based on CURRENT prices, around R800k, neatly plugging the hole between the D5 and the Disco Sport.

    Even the JL Wrangler will be just under R1m.

    But I'm willing to give you a beer if I'm wrong.

    I concur, Land Rover will continue the drive up market and will be priced as such.

    Budget utility is not where the money is and as a business they build what sells in the States, Europe and China not what South Africans with no money want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Koos Best View Post
    I have heard from a "reliable Land Rover source" that had a peak at one, that it will be released in October at Paris motor show.
    Diesel engines from 132 kw to 200 kw all auto boxes
    Some models use air suspension, with a wading depth of 900 mm
    According to source , unmistakably a Defender, in shape, and a 130 is there as well.
    They are in production in Slovakia as we speak, but with great secrecy, no spy pics !
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    Hi, wow you have obviously been talking to a DP who was on the conference in Portugal.

    I have just come back 3 weeks ago from a tour of the Jaguar Land Rover plant at Lode Lane Solihull which I will be posting a trip report on soon.
    An absolute mind blasting experience.
    You are quite correct in a lot of aspects except the new "Defender" as you said.
    is going to be manufactured in Slovakia and production is only going to start in 14 months time, right now they are busy tooling up. Model code is 663 and will once in production will become L663. The new Discovery will also be manufactured in Slovakia basically freeing up space at Solihull which has two assembly lines each producing a car every 85 seconds, that s two cars every 85 seconds. 24 hours a day 6 days a week and most time 7 days a week. Every car produced is ordered and paid for.

    I very much doubt the New "Defender" will be launched in October at the Paris motor show it will be great if it is true but bad luck for all those people hanging onto the heritage HUE166 hoping to sell for R1.2 million, I dont know just my thought.

    89% of all cars produced are left hand drive of which most of the production goes to the US market and I imagine at least the first two years of the "Defender" production will go to the US as they have not imported a new "Defender" since 1995.

    The shroud of secrecy is so strong and amazing everybody is mum and insist that the new Defender does not exist but with I ascertained from a couple of sources that it will look very similar to the old icon with a taint of Galendarwagon on the nose.

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    So it will look like a venture then?
    even if it does launch, I wont be able to buy $$$. I'll just safe up for a cummins in the meantime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jakkals. View Post
    I'll just safe up for a cummins in the meantime.
    Somebody claimed R38k for the 2.8 Cummins with ECU on another thread?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Koos Best View Post
    I have heard from a "reliable Land Rover source" that had a peak at one, that it will be released in October at Paris motor show.
    Diesel engines from 132 kw to 200 kw all auto boxes
    Some models use air suspension, with a wading depth of 900 mm
    According to source , unmistakably a Defender, in shape, and a 130 is there as well.
    They are in production in Slovakia as we speak, but with great secrecy, no spy pics !
    Quote Originally Posted by tgwinduna View Post
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    Hi, wow you have obviously been talking to a DP who was on the conference in Portugal.

    I have just come back 3 weeks ago from a tour of the Jaguar Land Rover plant at Lode Lane Solihull which I will be posting a trip report on soon.
    An absolute mind blasting experience.
    You are quite correct in a lot of aspects except the new "Defender" as you said.
    is going to be manufactured in Slovakia and production is only going to start in 14 months time, right now they are busy tooling up. Model code is 663 and will once in production will become L663. The new Discovery will also be manufactured in Slovakia basically freeing up space at Solihull which has two assembly lines each producing a car every 85 seconds, that s two cars every 85 seconds. 24 hours a day 6 days a week and most time 7 days a week. Every car produced is ordered and paid for.

    I very much doubt the New "Defender" will be launched in October at the Paris motor show it will be great if it is true but bad luck for all those people hanging onto the heritage HUE166 hoping to sell for R1.2 million, I dont know just my thought.

    89% of all cars produced are left hand drive of which most of the production goes to the US market and I imagine at least the first two years of the "Defender" production will go to the US as they have not imported a new "Defender" since 1995.

    The shroud of secrecy is so strong and amazing everybody is mum and insist that the new Defender does not exist but with I ascertained from a couple of sources that it will look very similar to the old icon with a taint of Galendarwagon on the nose.
    I also spoke to some one who saw the new Defender and who was at the "secret conference".

    I got the same message: "Will be new, more luxurious and will be full of all the nice goodies to make it super capable but will have strong resemblance to the current Defender".

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