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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?
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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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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.

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Re: New Defender Launch
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2019, 10:27:20 AM »
We are farmers, first Land Rover was a 107 with wooden tray in the late 50’s. It replaced the Dodge Weapons Carrier and armour cut down and wooden tray fitted ford dingo v8 scout car before that. Had land rovers continually from then, virtually all series vehicles and recently defenders and perenties. Around 50 in total. We need them to perform off road, specifically to climb steep country in the Victorian high country and carry weight for bushfire fighting etc. We are very much a minority these days, as is quite clear from the way we get treated by governments and the government best buddy, the big bank, that produces nothing mind you, except for maybe dodgey financial advice. Most people live in the cities and this is what the Land Rover has evolved into. We call it a “Toorak Tractor” here in Victoria.

However, several years ago we got the v8 stage 1 tray on lpg stuck in a large creek bed. Had to leave it overnight. Amazingly, something we don’t see very often at all, happened over night, that being considerable rain upstream. Went over in the morning and all that was sticking out was the top of the truck cab. Anyway, dragged it out with the tractor. Drained all oil and fuel and away she went and still using it today. Had to replace the speedo.

Now the neighbour had a flash new machine, not much change out of $100k. It was on higher ground, but got enough water into the electrics to be stuffed, a write off. Rest my case.
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Re: New Defender Launch
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2019, 06:43:51 PM »
We are farmers, first Land Rover was a 107 with wooden tray in the late 50’s. It replaced the Dodge Weapons Carrier and armour cut down and wooden tray fitted ford dingo v8 scout car before that. Had land rovers continually from then, virtually all series vehicles and recently defenders and perenties. Around 50 in total. We need them to perform off road, specifically to climb steep country in the Victorian high country and carry weight for bushfire fighting etc. We are very much a minority these days, as is quite clear from the way we get treated by governments and the government best buddy, the big bank, that produces nothing mind you, except for maybe dodgey financial advice. Most people live in the cities and this is what the Land Rover has evolved into. We call it a “Toorak Tractor” here in Victoria.

However, several years ago we got the v8 stage 1 tray on lpg stuck in a large creek bed. Had to leave it overnight. Amazingly, something we don’t see very often at all, happened over night, that being considerable rain upstream. Went over in the morning and all that was sticking out was the top of the truck cab. Anyway, dragged it out with the tractor. Drained all oil and fuel and away she went and still using it today. Had to replace the speedo.

Now the neighbour had a flash new machine, not much change out of $100k. It was on higher ground, but got enough water into the electrics to be stuffed, a write off. Rest my case.

Great reply, best summary I have read on the new Defender. Probably  a brilliant vehicle, but Defender it ain't!