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Offline Rob6x6

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New Defender Launch
« on: September 10, 2019, 09:30:58 PM »
G'day everyone, what are the thoughts on the long awaited launch of the new 2020 Defender? It certainly is high tech. Wounder if they will release a ute version?
Cheers, Rob

Offline BEARMAN

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Re: New Defender Launch
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2019, 09:38:04 PM »
Afraid it doesn't appeal to me at all. Not in the Defender spirit.
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Re: New Defender Launch
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2019, 12:50:49 AM »
Soccer mums and urban posers will love it.
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Offline AGAS 5

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Re: New Defender Launch
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2019, 05:11:25 PM »
Regardless of the vehicles pros & cons...

Basic 110 with no extras $80652 (straight conversion of UK price).
Import duty 5.0%
Luxury car tax 33% of price over $66K
GST 10%
Stamp duty (NSW) 3% up to $45K, 5% of price over $45K
Rego  (NSW) $1100 or so.

= no thanks.
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Re: New Defender Launch
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2019, 11:09:13 PM »
It is probably expensive than Landcruiser V8 and 2020 Sahara V6 due Luxury Car Tax and Australian dollar exchange. I'm afraid there is no plan for pick-up version unless JLR has a partnership with another manufacturer to do that. That means share chassis and powertrain.


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Re: New Defender Launch
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2019, 09:34:30 PM »
looks like they just peeled the discovery badge off and put a defender one on.
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Re: New Defender Launch
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2019, 03:13:44 PM »
I watched a few vids of the launch vehciles. Not a one mentioned the engine, no one really put up the pros and cons of removing the chassis, and no one talked about body panel metals - steel v birmabright. Everyone talked about assisted navigation and electronics.

Commercial versions? Basic tough off roader?

I reckon TLC has it in the bag with the 70 Series, not because of, but despite, their dealers.