My thoughts exactly re the Defender vs the Jimny - the new Landy is nothing to do with the Series/Defender ranges, its simply a marketing name (like MG, for example). Its a "no" for me."It won't look like the DC100" I'm sure was mentioned at least once in the run up to the launch... nope, it looks exactly like a DC100...
Unfortunately, when you see what Suzuki managed to do with the Jimny, it's apparent that Land Rover missed the memo well and truly on how to reinvent an iconic vehicle.
I've got an Ex-Aus army motorbike here... there are a number of times as I work on it I find things that have been "squaddied". I had a great one where there were 3 holes for the puller to screw into for the stator, and those were bolted to the flywheel below as well... which meant they needed to be drilled out as it was bolted through both threads. I think they went on the "there was an empty hole, it must have a bolt in it" logic...Well that thing puts an end to military use its hateful to look at and 85 ECUs that is not going to be sqauddie proof
if landrover cant make a modern competitively priced pick up there is something wrong with them.Why would you want to compete with the double cab market when they start at 20k?
Its all about bottom line. The last of the defenders were costing the same to manufacture as a full range rover that sells for 100k.
They were talking about selling these at 60k so was good to see them start at 40k
Close, it's made in Slovakia.This new thing isn't made in Solihull much to my surprise. Czech republic I think. Who knows, it might be the making of it. Another nail in the uk manufacturing industry though. Unless it's assembled here or something bizarre.
Pick ups are everywhere. Good point. What isn't there a LR pick up.