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grey_ghost
18th September 2019, 01:24 PM
Hi All,

For all of the folks disappointed in the new Defender - I've found a replacement for you! [thumbsupbig]

Hyundai Ute due in 2022 or 2023 with Australian input | CarAdvice (https://www.caradvice.com.au/793821/hyundai-ute-due-in-2022-or-2023-with-australian-input/#utm_source=Nine-Front-Page&utm_medium=Referral)

Some quotes within the article:

* need to be able to tow 3500kg
* carry close to 1000kg
* be capable off-road

Imagine if it came with a 7 year warranty... [biggrin]

Homestar
18th September 2019, 05:02 PM
Very interesting. Iíd buy either a Hyundai or Kia Ute straight up. You can bet that if they take the plunge it will be good, and yes, should come with a 7 year warranty like all Kias do now and what Hyundai have said they are going to (given they are basically the same company)

Yes, would need to match the current crop re towing, etc. Given that most of the dual cab 4x4ís are pretty crap off road, they wouldnít need to go nuts to match this - 2 wheel drive with hi and low 4, thatís about it. Would be good if they released it as an all wheel drive - this is where most of the current crop fall down IMO.

Will keep an interested eye on this - Given I canít afford a new Deefer, this May have to do. 👍

RANDLOVER
19th September 2019, 04:59 AM
The alternative is pro'ly more like this Pallisade from Hyundai YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpfAY3LqmXk) around US$ 50 000.

bob10
19th September 2019, 05:14 AM
I'll throw this in the mix, Mahindra. A review by Alan Whiting, of Outback travel Australia. Farmers choice, apparently.



YouTube (https://youtu.be/DKKnA5ICG10)

disco gazza
19th September 2019, 06:32 AM
Wonder how the bloke who bought a Mahindra(think it was a mahindra) out Bathurst way is going with his.
It must be 3-4 years ago now since he bought it.

cheers

trout1105
19th September 2019, 09:04 AM
I'll throw this in the mix, Mahindra. A review by Alan Whiting, of Outback travel Australia. Farmers choice, apparently.



YouTube (https://youtu.be/DKKnA5ICG10)


Looks like a No nonsense 4WD ute that will take a fair bit of abuse and still get you home again.
Fantastic value at only 27k for the base model and not a bad looking ute either[thumbsupbig]
I predict that they will sell many more of these than the new defenders in Australia.

Homestar
19th September 2019, 09:38 AM
I'll throw this in the mix, Mahindra. A review by Alan Whiting, of Outback travel Australia. Farmers choice, apparently.



YouTube (https://youtu.be/DKKnA5ICG10)

I know a guy that bought one of these - and sold it again pretty quick, and depreciation was horrid. Can see a market for them, but lack of comfort, low power, aweful build quality, lack of service and parts all come as standard with these.

Saitch
19th September 2019, 10:15 AM
An in-law of mine. I can't knock the brand after having accompanied him, with the Disco, on a few trips. Not a lot of power though and clearance can be an issue. He has now got a Ranger (his replacement one after Ford took his 1st one back. It was a lemon) as he upgraded to a larger caravan from the Jayco camper.

News | Mahindra Auto (https://mahindra.com.au/news/10000km-holiday-in-a-pik-up-no-problem/)

scarry
19th September 2019, 11:26 AM
I know a guy that bought one of these - and sold it again pretty quick, and depreciation was horrid. Can see a market for them, but lack of comfort, low power, aweful build quality, lack of service and parts all come as standard with these.

Some have to learn the hard way,but it was cheap[bighmmm][thumbsupbig]

Phil B
19th September 2019, 12:38 PM
My son is seriously looking at one
Please pm me if you have any real information regarding these.
TIA

bob10
19th September 2019, 01:16 PM
I know a guy that bought one of these - and sold it again pretty quick, and depreciation was horrid. Can see a market for them, but lack of comfort, low power, aweful build quality, lack of service and parts all come as standard with these.

Apparently any built before 2012 were terrible, the body flexed, those built 2018 are said to be much better. I know a travelling salesman who has one, swears by it. I think it pays to do your homework.

DiscoMick
19th September 2019, 01:33 PM
Are Mahindra cars reliable? - Quora (https://www.quora.com/Are-Mahindra-cars-reliable)

All Indian cars lose ground clearance at one shot thanks to ARAI (https://www.cartoq.com/all-indian-cars-lose-ground-clearance-at-one-shot-thanks-to-arai/)