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Old 11-12-2019, 10:54 AM
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JLR could partner with Toyota for their new BOF vehicle. The new BOF platform from Toyota is out in less than two years. It is not like Toyota will stop the Land Cruiser 70 Series or bring back the FJ Cruiser. Too bad Toyota did not partner more with Lotus.
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Old 11-13-2019, 10:15 AM
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I am not sure whether the new Defender works as an Army Vehicle. At least it obviously works for Commander Bond:

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/n...ames-bond-film

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZkrjGwVZWk

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Old 11-13-2019, 07:14 PM
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Perhaps Landrover will have a more basic version for the military? Without all the interior bells and whistles?
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Old 11-14-2019, 08:43 AM
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Perhaps Landrover will have a more basic version for the military? Without all the interior bells and whistles?
I think the problem is, that the suspension itself with it#s rather road oriented IRS and electronic heavy 4WD is probably too fancy/complicated/unreliable for military use. Unless they press it into pure higher level passenger duties like say a VW Touareg, that you can encounter in some European armies....
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This car definitely does NOT qualify, as is, for army use.
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Old 11-21-2019, 09:49 PM
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At best its only going to be Army spec for non combat use.
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Old 12-05-2019, 06:03 PM
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At best its only going to be Army spec for non combat use.
Pretty much the case with any civilian-based military vehicles.

The military/ companies that do military conversions need something rugged/off-roadable and affordable, the new Defender has evolved into an expensive premium SUV.

For example, in the UK, the old gen 2016 5-door Defender 110 Station Wagon started under 30,000 (about the same price as a 4x4 Ford Ranger pickup with a 210hp diesel engine). The base 2020 Defender 110 with steel wheels starts at 45,240.

I guess another reason they need an affordable vehicle to begin with is because of the military equipment (armor, electrical, communications etc) that will be added.

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