RE: Land Rover Defender walkaround | Frankfurt 2019

RE: Land Rover Defender walkaround | Frankfurt 2019

Wednesday 11th September

Land Rover Defender walkaround | PH Video

Want to see more of the new Defender? Course you do - here's Dan P to talk you round it...



So the new Defender is officially here. With due respect to the Porsche Taycan, it's the biggest debut of the 2019 Frankfurt show and - to Land Rover at any rate - one of the most important model introductions to occur this decade.

Consequently, the manufacturer has had plenty of time to warm to the task, and last month it invited PH along to get to grips with the new car in person. We sent Dan P to Eastnor Castle - this is what he saw...


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Jonny TVR

Original Poster:

2,593 posts

226 months

Tuesday 10th September
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I was ready to not like it .. but actually I really like it

jonah35

3,649 posts

102 months

Tuesday 10th September
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Love it

pirategaz

48 posts

119 months

Tuesday 10th September
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Agreed... wasn't expecting to like it... But think it looks incredible from this video!

Gandahar

7,127 posts

73 months

Tuesday 10th September
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4wd, low and high range gear box, locking centre diff , active rear diff, ability to control throttle sensitivity, multiple driving modes including one for wading, terrain camera and even tells you how deep the water you are in.

Given all that might be ok off road, depending on tyres. smile

( Think they have done a good job here, cannot have been easy)

bakerstreet

4,183 posts

110 months

Tuesday 10th September
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Its the biggest UK car launch since the Mini in 2001, so I would argue against your statement of a decade.

Also, why couldn't you pin this onto the main article, so now you have multiple threads running.

ChevyChase77

186 posts

3 months

Tuesday 10th September
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The basic one on the steel wheels looks better! You can't say that about many cars.

jonah35

3,649 posts

102 months

Tuesday 10th September
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Watch the order books swell
Residuals on this will be incredible
Bet you could run it for 3 years and not lose much at all

Cheapest car to run?
Yes not cheap to buy but overall costs over 3 years will be cheap

JerryF

108 posts

119 months

Tuesday 10th September
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Will order this today.

bobbo89

2,814 posts

90 months

Tuesday 10th September
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Love it! These are going to be everywhere!

AmosMoses

3,363 posts

110 months

Tuesday 10th September
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I really like it, I hope it does well.

Jonny TVR

Original Poster:

2,593 posts

226 months

Tuesday 10th September
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110X starts at £78K
110 first addition is from £58K
I've registered my interest but seems a little pricey

AngryPartsBloke

843 posts

96 months

Tuesday 10th September
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Jonny TVR said:
110X starts at £78K
110 first addition is from £58K
I've registered my interest but seems a little pricey
Seems the X is aimed just below the base model G Wagen?

smartypants

41,156 posts

114 months

Tuesday 10th September
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Want. A lot.

Wonderman

202 posts

140 months

Tuesday 10th September
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bakerstreet said:
Its the biggest UK car launch since the Mini in 2001, so I would argue against your statement of a decade.

Also, why couldn't you pin this onto the main article, so now you have multiple threads running.
UK Car? Owned by Tata (India), made in Slovakia.

I think a full electric 110 may well replace my RRS as the family wagon in the future*

* assuming my RRS lasts long enough to when full electrics versions are in production wink or doesn't get me chased out of town as it's a diesel


A.J.M

6,389 posts

131 months

Tuesday 10th September
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I love this.
Absolutely love it, it just hits the spot with me for how I want one to be.

I can’t afford a new one, but a used one will be my next car. I’m set on it now after this launch and seeing the inside and out properly.

camel_landy

2,679 posts

128 months

Tuesday 10th September
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Wonderman said:
...made in Slovakia.
That's the bit which 'ticks' me off...

M

Jonny TVR

Original Poster:

2,593 posts

226 months

Tuesday 10th September
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I wonder how the new model will impact on the original defender values

smartypants

41,156 posts

114 months

Tuesday 10th September
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I love it more because its not going down the electric bks route. That's for City shopping cars, no place for Landrovers.

I wouldn't want to run this out of warranty... I think I'd only buy new. Probably wouldn't lose much considering how crap the new Disco is. This is what the Disco 5 should have been.

DanS

1,117 posts

229 months

Tuesday 10th September
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I think that's brilliant. I can't wait to get one.

KP328

1,512 posts

140 months

Tuesday 10th September
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The more i see it , the more i like it.