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Defender is coming back to the US in 2020

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  1. Graeman

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    It does look a lot like the LR4. I wonder if that is because LR has noticed that people want the LR4 body style back and just are not buying the new replacement model that is too much car like. Maybe they put the wrong pictures up and are just messing with us to keep it a total secret.
     
  2. Correus

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    Actually...yes I do. I stand by my statement. But thanks for feeling sorry for me.
     
  3. Correus

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    NOOOO!!!! Don't do that!!!! You'll sully the original Series image!!! How about naming it the "SMI" - "Soccer Mom I".
     
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    Most of the LR people I know don't like the LR3 or LR4 styling. A throw back to the early Disco style would be interesting though.
     
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  5. Fozzy325

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    Series III would be good but series 1-3 are like discovery 1-4
     
  6. SouthernCross

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    I wish it were true...
     

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    Not a fan of the look. After helping a buddy do a full overland build on a diesel 110 years ago that older style will always have my heart.
     
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    LR BRAND IS FAMOUS WORLD WIDE its whole image was built on the series trucks , but it was the defender more than any other model that won the hearts of the 4x4 world , LR has to abide by modern emision and saftey law while trying to make it a viable product , HERDING CATS SPRINGS TO MIND
     
  9. Arailt

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    Fiat was able to design a modern solid axle BOF Wrangler that meets US safety and emission regs (the strictest as far as I know). If Fiat can do it, LR can do it better. LR already has nothing but unibody grocery getters in their US line up. An updated BOF, solid axle Defender would have found some buyers in the US and even more so world wide I imagine.
     
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    They have just invested heavily , but iam afraid its the. Chealsea tractors that bring in the £££££€€€$$$$$$ the argri and military are supplements as i see it. The new model must be atractive to all
     
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    Where can one find a list of all the regs.
    I want to see what is different between us/can/eu/uk
     
  12. Correus

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    In what way?
     
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    Series 1-3 were all very agricultural based and the chassis were very similar. I used on several occasions the rear shaft extension in the military to power winches and pumps. Series 3 didn’t have the shaft extension.
    Defenders are closer to the series 2and 3
    Discover 1-2 are the same 3-4 are double chassis but basically are all based on the same chassis

    This is why I say the new defender should be called something different and not a defender
     
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    A few years back I was having a discussion with a few fellow Series owners. One of the gents worked for LR when the Defender was introduced. He said that the original name for the Defender was intended to be the Series IV (SIV). They then went into why they chose "Defender".

    Last week a diehard Jeep guy had a chance to give the chassis of my '63 SIIa 88 a really good going over. He was surprised at how well it was built and how sturdy. I told him the chassis style was an enhanced design ripped off from the Willy's, he didn't know that.
     
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    Been trying to post the vid uploaded to you tube it seems a little fishy to me it wont up load for some reason
     
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    As a long time owner of defenders i have said the LR4 is my last Land Rover I will purchase.
    so I was really excited to see the latest spy image of the Defender.
     

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    Hopefully Ineos manage to make a vehicle to the same ideals as the Defender, there's a survey here that is asking for opinions of 4x4 enthusiasts, so I hope they listen.

    https://projektgrenadier.com/#home
     

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