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  1. catmann

    New Defender News

    JLR is still counting on selling 100,000 Defenders per year according to this article covering the delay of the RR EV. Probably once all the derivatives and spec levels are available that may be easier to achieve - right now it is mostly higher priced trims on the market...
  2. catmann

    New Defender News

    Just to confirm, the plug-in hybrid is not coming to the US anytime soon: CO2 targets The SUV maker's parent, Jaguar Land Rover, has to hit a European target to lower its CO2 fleet emissions to 156g/km by 2021, measured on the WLTP test cycle. In 2017, the company's European fleet average was...
  3. catmann

    2022 Range Rover L460

    Yikes, more angry eyes headlights. And it does seem a bit more like a Sport. Overall this seems to be a mild evolution in design, with the greatest change being the underlying MLA platform. In theory it should handle even better now. I presume Pivi Pro, so hopefully more relaible as well...
  4. catmann

    New Land Rover...... Phone

    For the price of a New Defender, I think they should toss one in with each vehicle for free. Have it set to communicate with the truck perfectly, have apps installed that can monitor the vital stats of the engine/vehicle. Maybe have it be able to auto rollup or roll down windows/sunroof, raise...
  5. catmann

    New Defender News

    Sorry I was not aware it would do that, but you actually don't need a subscription (I do not have one), you just have to block all cookies from the website...But this is what is says... EDIT: Sorry Blaise already posted it
  6. catmann

    New Defender News

    Just some updated Defender news covering production volume and timing. https://europe.autonews.com/latest-launches/land-rover-defender-overcomes-covid-19-delay
  7. catmann

    New Defender Rage/Hate Thread

    If there are any questions on how the design came to be, they are answered here in this very interesting video posted by DonMitsu on the LandroverWorld forum - which shows the evolution from the first sketch to the final Defender.
  8. catmann

    LR3 Newbie questions.

    You can possibly buy Umberto's LR4 - he is in your area and his new Defender is coming pretty soon. It's a 2013 HSE LUX, Red. He has 220k or so on it but you can be sure all the maintenance is up to date. He may already have it spoken for, I do not know. You can reach out to him here if you...
  9. catmann

    New Defender News

    The LR appeal over the Defender design trademark fell through, so now it is "official" that Ineos can move ahead. https://europe.autonews.com/automakers/jaguar-land-rover-loses-court-battle-over-defender-trademark
  10. catmann

    New Defender News

    The new Defender did not have to necessarily look like the old one to "be good", but it needed to "look the part" of its namesake, and I just don't think it does. I am sure it is an excellent vehicle, as is the D5, but I just do not care for the styling too much and at the price points...
  11. catmann

    New Defender Rage/Hate Thread

    You know if someone with virtually unlimited resources gives up on it, it is not easy to bring a vehicle to market at a realistic price point: https://electrek.co/2020/05/18/dyson-cancelled-electric-car/
  12. catmann

    New Defender News

    Those looking for a little more space in the boot, the commercial "Hard Top" version is coming soon from the SVO division: https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/land-rover-defender-range-grows-new-commercial-model
  13. catmann

    New Defender Rage/Hate Thread

    Autocar has decided the Defender beats the Wrangler...Let the flaming begin 🙃 https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/best-cars/top-10-best-4x4s-off-road-cars Before the Defender, the Wrangler won:
  14. catmann

    New Defender Rage/Hate Thread

    Someone's got the right idea on some "upgrades", unfortunately for now, this is just a digital rendering...
  15. catmann

    New Defender Rage/Hate Thread

    Simon is not some guy bitching on the internet, he is a Land Rover fanatic and runs a Land Rover specialty company, Powerfuluk. And he most definately was extremely polite about the issues - I don't think he was complaining much at all, most of his content is/was very positive about the...
  16. catmann

    New Defender News

    So on one hand I have read that sales of the Defender have been strong, and then this article says "only 22,000 units have been ordered" and that is disappointing... If the goal was to reach 100,000 units globally (which is what I had read many times over the last few years), it seems 22,000 so...
  17. catmann

    New Defender Rage/Hate Thread

    It looks like both of Simon's Powerfuluk videos that mention issues with the Defender (melted clip/hose and loose hood hinge) came down all the sudden, so I suspect LR reached out quickly to quell the talk and is probably giving him much improved service....
  18. catmann

    New Defender Rage/Hate Thread

    I find it hard to believe this clip that is burnt on the 4cyl engine never had an issue in all the testing done by LR. Do the prototype vehicles get assembled in a different manner (more slowly, in a different location, only by the top-level workers, etc)? It just seems like something that...
  19. catmann

    New Defender News

    Maybe put a hanging basket on it for summer and a wreath for winter to spice it up.
  20. catmann

    New Defender News

    Supposedly LR designed the Defender to accept 33" tires in its stock configuration. That may be based on the stock 255 width, so that would be 255/65/20, but that size does not seem to exist. So, I am guessing that 275/60/20 is going to work, and will be the absolute largest tire to fit...
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