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AndrewS



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United Kingdom 2013 Defender 130 Puma 2.2 SW Rimini Red

I think that its heavily disguised.

I also think its going to be too small, smaller than the existing 90 and 110 Crying or Very sad 130's have feeling's as well you know Smile

Post #739482 9th Nov 2018 11:21am
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Cupboard



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United Kingdom 2011 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 HT Corris Grey

blackwolf wrote:
It does at least look as though there will at last be a proper replacement for the Discovery, which is good.

Shame there won't be a replacement for the Defender though.


^^
this.

If I wanted a station wagon with independent suspension I'd buy a Land Cruiser.

I think if my Defender ever packs up I'll move to some Censored of a 78 Troopie with a 80 series.

Post #739528 9th Nov 2018 4:25pm
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Naks



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South Africa 2010 Defender 90 Puma 2.4 SW Alpine White

I like it Thumbs Up --

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Post #739542 9th Nov 2018 5:30pm
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agentmulder



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New Zealand 2008 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 SW Cairns Blue

Well, in terms of looks, it's much better than the other things that have been presented over the years Thumbs Up

Not my cup of tea, but certainly better.

I don't know much about car manufacturing or the pro and cons of portal axles vs. independent, but for me personally the look of a portal axle is a part of the Defender DNA.

Why did they opt out of them? Old tech? Can't be modernised with all the traction control and so on that we need nowadays? Solved the bowel problem, working on the consonants...

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Tommo



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United Kingdom 2006 Defender 90 Td5 Black LE Java Black

I kind of like that...if it turns out to be the swb defender then Thumbs Up
For me, I have no need of a bigger vehicle so that size is not a problem.
However, the price is likely to stop me from buying Shocked

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AndrewS



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United Kingdom 2013 Defender 130 Puma 2.2 SW Rimini Red

I've been studying the mule pics, I think the bonnet is heavily disguised and it just doesn't look right. The more I look the more I'm thinking that the new vehicle will have a similar bonnet and wing arrangement as the Defender, ie top of wings visible. If you look at the pic of the front you can see that the bonnet is deeper between the headlights than it is above the headlights. 130's have feeling's as well you know Smile

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Ramajama



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AndrewS wrote:
I've been studying the mule pics, I think the bonnet is heavily disguised and it just doesn't look right. The more I look the more I'm thinking that the new vehicle will have a similar bonnet and wing arrangement as the Defender, ie top of wings visible. If you look at the pic of the front you can see that the bonnet is deeper between the headlights than it is above the headlights.




Yes the roof and the hood both have prosthetic pieces taped to them.

Post #739973 12th Nov 2018 4:21am
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need4speed



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Even though the pics are heavily disguised, the overall shape looks hideous.

The jeeps look far nicer 4.6 RV8 110HT

Post #740398 13th Nov 2018 10:21pm
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Ramajama



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^^ LOL!! Rolling Eyes Confused

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Bluest



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United Kingdom 2007 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 XS CSW Java Black

From a French mag’s FB page. Slightly less disguise.



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 2007 110 TDCi Station Wagon XS

Post #740571 14th Nov 2018 9:54pm
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seriesonenut



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boxy shape.....lets hope its not got that new corporate face (Disco/Evoke/Vellar)zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz Laughing 2010 XS USW
1957 Series One 88 diesel
1958 Series One 88 4x2

Post #740574 14th Nov 2018 10:04pm
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mikelike



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That French mag pic looks like the Driver has his arm out the window in true Defender Style , because there is no bloody room in the Thing !

I am starting to worry about JLR , to many odd niche vehicles , losing volume sales , reliability and serious affordability issues .

I think Mr Radcliffe will be very very happy Rolling with laughter

Post #740599 14th Nov 2018 11:10pm
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Ramajama



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Bluest wrote:
From a French mag’s FB page. Slightly less disguise.



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Yup, it’s going to look fantastic!

Post #740672 15th Nov 2018 2:42pm
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Ramajama



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Modern retro.

Post #740673 15th Nov 2018 2:42pm
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blackwolf



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United Kingdom 2007 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 DCPU Stornoway Grey

It looks as though they are running a Disco 3 under the padding just to pull our chains!

It will be nice to have a proper Discovery again, shame there'll not be a Defender.

Post #740697 15th Nov 2018 5:38pm
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