Member Since: 29 Nov 2013
Your question is a good one, and although it's probably a 'done deal' with regards to what the replacement Defender will offer, beyond the 'must keep characteristics' for me, a practical, go more or less anywhere vehicle, that lends itself to multiple variations and uses.
Having driven Defenders for just over 20 years, my wish list has been in place for some time,
it's more accurately described as 'I wish Land Rover would fix this list'.
The ideas in the Citroen possibly could be incorporated into the Land Rover offer,
it's always about the detail, but personally I cant get past the look of the Citroen... i'd rather walk.
Simple, Reliable, Practical, Functional, Fit for Purpose, that visually carries the Legacy of the Defender forward.
1. Build Quality.
3. Panoramic Visibility.
4. 100% Demisting / Extreme Climate Heating and Air Conditioning.
5. Internal Noise Reduction.
6. No Vulnerable Internal Finishes / Hose Down.
7. All Instrumentation / Switches Marine Quality.
8. Watertight Cabin / Highest not Lowest Wading Depth in LR Range.
9. Integral Sat-Nav / 3D GPS / Overland Route Planning.
10. Full Overland, Expedition, Service Sector 'thinking' incorporated form Day 1.
11. Avoid 'Look Don't Touch' Design Approach, Allow Owner Hands-On Maintenance.
12. Aesthetics... Retain Land Rover / Defender Legacy. SKIP.
Last edited by X4SKP on 9th Nov 2015 10:22am. Edited 1 time in total
4th Sep 2015 8:33am