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Old 12-02-2017, 11:01 AM
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Default 2019 Land Rover Defender

First pictures of a test mule:

http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/land-ro...-date-pictures
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Old 12-02-2017, 02:07 PM
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If you look at the test mule shots, the one unmistakeable thing you'll see is that it has nowhere near the right ground clearance suggesting that the mechanicals are not what the defender will have....or at least I hope not.
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Old 12-02-2017, 03:13 PM
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I donīt see solid axles. With independent suspensin it will another SUV but not car for professionals which use it in offroad for long time ...
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Old 12-02-2017, 03:50 PM
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I donīt see solid axles. With independent suspensin it will another SUV but not car for professionals which use it in offroad for long time ...
The rear suspension sits way too low for this to be a serious rock crawler.
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Old 12-04-2017, 01:22 AM
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I'll stick to my Defender thank you.
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Old 12-04-2017, 01:26 AM
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I'll stick to my Defender thank you.
I'll take a Wrangler for the added reliability and yes I know about Jeep reliability.
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Old 12-04-2017, 09:00 AM
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Land Rover/Range Rover is overpriced unreliable rubbish without the Defender. I have nothing against an innovative high tech off-roader with mil-spec electronics, but this certainly is not it. Non-the-less it is good to see a 2 door off-roader, which is non-existant anymore: no more 3 door Prado, LC 70 Series, Pajero, Patrol, G Wagon, soon no more Evoque, only Wangler. Hopefully a new Bronco?

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Old 12-04-2017, 09:07 AM
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Hte mule seems to be a shortend Range Rover Sport (as well as the rear axle looks like a unit form that); I don't have an issue with the ground clearance, as the Range Rover Sport is among the most capable off roaders, but using a Range Rover platform will make the Defender expensive, and with air suspension, complicated; I also think a Defender would be fine with a rear solid axle...
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Old 12-05-2017, 01:46 AM
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Chrysler reliability ?
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Old 12-05-2017, 02:33 AM
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Hte mule seems to be a shortend Range Rover Sport (as well as the rear axle looks like a unit form that); I don't have an issue with the ground clearance, as the Range Rover Sport is among the most capable off roaders, but using a Range Rover platform will make the Defender expensive, and with air suspension, complicated; I also think a Defender would be fine with a rear solid axle...
The alternative would be a bespoke platform for the Defender which could mean an even more expensive vehicle. The Range Rover platform, which is also the Discovery platform, is more than capable of underpinning the more mainstream "upscale" Jeep Wrangler that this needs to be and likely will be. It's pretty amazing how capable a Discovery is off road once you get rid of the stock 20+ in wheels. When I've gone to LR meet ups in the past, it really came down to the driver in terms of which vehicle is more capable, as several Discovery's (or LR4 at the time) were easily doing things that Defender's struggled on --- not really surprising given the technology gap of a few decades.
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