RE: Land Rover Defender walkaround | Frankfurt 2019

RE: Land Rover Defender walkaround | Frankfurt 2019

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Andeh1

5,775 posts

161 months

Tuesday 10th September 2019
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Wonderman said:
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.
...but drawn, modeled, designed, engineered, tested and validated in the Midlands, England. It's a British car, made abroad. Just like every other 'big' product these days. Who cares who pays for it, or who reads the instructions & screws it together - this is a car Designed & Engineered by the British just outside Coventry.

Edited by Andeh1 on Tuesday 10th September 10:47

ghost83

3,858 posts

145 months

Tuesday 10th September 2019
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Love that 90 on steel wheels

HarryW

14,866 posts

224 months

Tuesday 10th September 2019
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Much like, pressed steel wheels please...

Wonderman

375 posts

150 months

Tuesday 10th September 2019
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Andeh1 said:
Wonderman said:
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.
>>> INSERT the bit you cut off- I think a full electric 110 may well replace my RRS as the family wagon in the future<<<
...but drawn, modeled, designed, engineered, tested and validated in the Midlands, England. It's a British car, made abroad. Just like every other 'big' product these days. Who cares who pays for it, or who reads the instructions & screws it together - this is a car Designed & Engineered by the British just outside Coventry.

Edited by Andeh1 on Tuesday 10th September 10:47
Thanks for the selective quote I've added my bit back in as it wouldn't stop me buying, some may see Slovakia production as over UK as a bonus.
"Who cares who pays for it or puts it together"- maybe the government? Given the delights that a break from the EU may bestow upon us- would it be classed as an import (with no doubt a bonus tax for the government) or not in the future?



DS240

3,257 posts

173 months

Tuesday 10th September 2019
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‘And the steering wheel is..erm..right here’ - insightful.

smartypants

44,643 posts

124 months

Tuesday 10th September 2019
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DS240 said:
‘And the steering wheel is..erm..right here’ - insightful.
Hammonds little review is good

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vac6mJE8rqo


therendle

5 posts

48 months

Tuesday 10th September 2019
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Nice. Seriously considering the 110 as the next family car now.

Pvapour

8,797 posts

208 months

Tuesday 10th September 2019
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Never mind this crap, givenus news on the XJ ev!

ogrodz

123 posts

75 months

Tuesday 10th September 2019
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The Rivian is going to blow this - and every other pickup/4WD - out of the water.

NomduJour

14,674 posts

214 months

Tuesday 10th September 2019
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The Rivian is interesting, but I can’t imagine you’ll buy one here for less than £80k.

Gandahar

8,917 posts

83 months

Tuesday 10th September 2019
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ogrodz said:


The Rivian is going to blow this - and every other pickup/4WD - out of the water.
I'd rather buy an indian elephant and learn how to ride it.

smartypants

44,643 posts

124 months

Tuesday 10th September 2019
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Gandahar said:
I'd rather buy an indian elephant and learn how to ride it.
Same rofl

TTmonkey

15,750 posts

202 months

Tuesday 10th September 2019
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I do love the Skoda Yeti.

J4CKO

30,593 posts

155 months

Tuesday 10th September 2019
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Wow, pretty much universal praise, have to say it does look absolutely fantastic.

Smartypants said its what the Disco 5 should have been, completely agree, loved the Disco 3 and 4, that utilitarian edge, then was totally nonplussed what they did with the 5, totally lost its unique look, whereas this has taken what was good about the earlier Discovery and amped it up a few notches.

Looks from the video they have struck a nice balance, it was never going to appeal to the dyed in the wool off roader folk but it was never going to be a remake of the classic Land Rover. They have made something that will sell and isnt a complete chore to own, I do wonder about the folk I see locally in shiny recent ones with big wheels and fancy lights, that cant be that much fun, bet this drives as well as any SUV on road and is very capable off road.

Its bound to be the latest thing to be seen in, can see a few Evoques getting traded in.


donutskidmark

770 posts

108 months

Tuesday 10th September 2019
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I love it - looks great......
but aren’t new Land Rovers mostly seen on the back of break down recovery lorries?

A Skoda Yeti is the thinking man’s SUV

Astacus

2,858 posts

189 months

Tuesday 10th September 2019
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Well, seldom have I seen a thread on PH with so much positivity. I predict this is going to be a massive seller. They will sell as many as they can make, as fast as they can make them.

Also. I think the 90 with steel wheels would do me nicely

ogrodz

123 posts

75 months

Tuesday 10th September 2019
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smartypants said:
Gandahar said:
I'd rather buy an indian elephant and learn how to ride it.
Same rofl
Unfortunately, I think the emissions from an Indian elephant are higher than the Rivian, so you might have a problem in the congestion zone. The Rivian, of course, can tow 11000 lbs (5000kg) - which is just about the weight of a full grown male Indian elephant - so you could quite happily tow one through the congestion zone, comfortable in the knowledge that you weren't in any way harming the environment...

Astacus

2,858 posts

189 months

Tuesday 10th September 2019
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ogrodz said:


The Rivian is going to blow this - and every other pickup/4WD - out of the water.
Nope, well, at least not in the UK. Its aimed squarely at the US market where this type of pick up rides a very buoyant market. In this country that shape and size is a niche. For builders who don't want to get their truck scratched.

smartypants

44,643 posts

124 months

Tuesday 10th September 2019
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ogrodz said:
Unfortunately, I think the emissions from an Indian elephant are higher than the Rivian, so you might have a problem in the congestion zone. The Rivian, of course, can tow 11000 lbs (5000kg) - which is just about the weight of a full grown male Indian elephant - so you could quite happily tow one through the congestion zone, comfortable in the knowledge that you weren't in any way harming the environment...
I have absolutely no intention in driving into London even if my car farted out daisies. It's a utility vehicle, emissions are waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay down my list of needs. Noisier and smokier the better please. Can't wait for the SVR version smile


Blayney

2,765 posts

141 months

Tuesday 10th September 2019
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donutskidmark said:
I love it - looks great......
but aren’t new Land Rovers mostly seen on the back of break down recovery lorries?

A Skoda Yeti is the thinking man’s SUV
Currently struggling to help my partners parents replace their Yeti. So far... a last of the line Yeti is the only option.

Love proper series Land Rovers and Defenders. I like the idea of this one, unsure the execution suits me, the price definitely doesn't. That said, I'm not the target market so that's to be expected.