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LiftedDisco



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New Defender will be available in three wheelbases, including a pick-up.

Components have been tested on the road, typically on a RRS platform.

I'm reserving judgement on the look of it...

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LandRoverAnorak



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Again, care to explain how you can be so sure? 
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Post #6218165th May 2017 6:21am
"Again, care to explain how you can be so sure?"

LRA, let's examine the current situation and what is publicly known about a future Defender:
There is very little information, almost none, that's been published by JLR.
What has been released is very vague and contains no technical details or styling clues.

The reason for this is JLR don't want anyone to know. After the adverse reaction to the DC100, I'm not surprised they are keeping a very tight lid on things.
Hundreds of designers and engineers will be working on it, if they are going to make any new vehicle, so how do they manage to keep things secret?
By telling those people if they are found to be the source of "commercially sensitive leaks", they will have to find a new job.
So those that do know are keeping very quiet about it.
Certainly no one would say on an open forum "I work in suspension testing and we had a..... last week".

Every now and again we might get someone pass off a little info, quietly, without making a big statement.
They don't want to loose their job, or a close relative or friend's job.
So the rest of us have to accept those snippets, figure out which ones are real/credible, and wait for the official company line.
Wink

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LandRoverAnorak



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I understand all of that but given that a lot of posts in this and other similar threads are along the lines of "it's all pointless speculation" then really, what is the point without at least some hint of authenticity?

I've no doubt that some on here know some real details and they've been told by their employer (either JLR or somebody associated) to keep stum. Some of the unsubstantiated statements though, sound to me as if they've got a secret and just can't wait to show off a bit by letting everybody know. 
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I've just read in business news that Jaguar Land Rover are teaming up with Damon Albarn's virtual reality rock band "Gorrillaz" to recruit staff. Could these be for a virtual reality quality control department for the new Defender? Very Happy

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David, you've broken the longest silence on this topic for ages. Shocked
6 weeks with no speculation, no rumours and still no official news.
Have we all got bored with it and don't care anymore? Rolling with laughter

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Swine&Small



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ditto Rolling Eyes 2015 Defender 90"
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I like a bit of speculation and gossip can't for the truth though! James

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