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    Quote Originally Posted by Arapiles View Post
    So, it is a 7 seater - in the LWB version - and the leaked photos were of the RR and not the Sport.

    2022 Range Rover Adds Third-Row Option, Plug-In Hybrid to Comes

    Edit: this is going to be a big hit on the Eastern Suburbs school run.
    never said it was a sport..it's of the flagship of the pedigree, the full size RR.

    I can't imagine it would be used for any off road work, its main market will be a holder for the Victoria ''thoughbred country"
    number plates and towing a horse floats and the Toorak set , where all the 4wd wizardry will never be activated
    far too nice vehicle and take out in the dust and mud on the interior.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Roverlord off road spares View Post
    never said it was a sport..it's of the flagship of the pedigree, the full size RR.
    There's another thread on the new RR where I speculated whether the shots of someone sitting in the third row were of the RR or a new RRS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arapiles View Post
    "Hipsters" don't buy these. Hipsters are 20-somethings with ironic beards and convoluted coffee orders. New Range Rovers are bought by people with successful private or family businesses, property developers, people in the racehorse industry, surgeons or other medical specialists, or partners in law or accounting firms who are a bit showier than their colleagues. Maybe some old money will buy them, but definitely the less flash looking versions.

    Edit: and unless something's changed, it will still have almost 30cm of ground clearance which is way more than any other 4WD has as standard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arapiles;[URL="tel:3117088"
    3117088[/URL]]"Hipsters" don't buy these. Hipsters are 20-somethings with ironic beards and convoluted coffee orders. New Range Rovers are bought by people with successful private or family businesses, property developers, people in the racehorse industry, surgeons or other medical specialists, or partners in law or accounting firms who are a bit showier than their colleagues. Maybe some old money will buy them, but definitely the less flash looking versions.

    Edit: and unless something's changed, it will still have almost 30cm of ground clearance which is way more than any other 4WD has as standard.
    Correction: Conservative outmoded elitist wannabe hipsters and gangstas. 30cm ground clearance perfect for the country estate. ÖOh hang on, thatís also the target market for new Defender, Discovery, Velar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vern View Post
    Why is it no longer fit for purpose? A new range rover is just as fit as and old range rover.
    They have changed the "purpose".

    Its not an off road go anywhere touring wagon anymore,as the Classic was.

    Would a modern RR do a Camel Trophy run like the old one?

    No hope at all.Actually i doubt any late model LR vehicle could do it.

    The late model RR's,are around town luxo barges for those that can afford and want one.

    My opinion is, good luck to the owners,let people buy what they want.I recon the rear looks horrid as well,but obviously many others dont
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    Quote Originally Posted by trout1105 View Post
    You can take an Old range rover pretty much anywhere, This new one wouldn't survive half an hour on the gib River road.
    As a suburban run around it it just fine But ANY track that requires some clearance and traction is out of the question.
    Proof of that or just speculating like everyone else?
    Perhaps ask someone who actually drives these things how capable they are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vern View Post
    Proof of that or just speculating like everyone else?
    Perhaps ask someone who actually drives these things how capable they are.
    It is a proven Fact that Low profile tyres are bloody useless on a 4WD, NO "Speculation" here old mate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trout1105 View Post
    It is a proven Fact that Low profile tyres are bloody useless on a 4WD, NO "Speculation" here old mate.
    Hang on, you were saying the vehicle as a whole package, not the tyres. So if theres a 19" rim variant, with a bit more side wall, its still bloody useless?
    This is sounding just like when the d2, d3, d4, d5, l322, l405, defender all came out, that they are useless as 4wd's, but then people started buying them, and came to the realisation that they are extremely capable, even more so with better rubber. This place is like a broken record, around and around we go.
    Now i own an irs/ifs 4wd, which is apparently useless as a 4wd, but from all reports, is sooo much more capable than its predecessor. That can't be right, it doesn't have beam axles!!
    May be give it a go first or find some real world evidence before slagging it offThe new flagship
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vern View Post
    Hang on, you were saying the vehicle as a whole package, not the tyres. So if theres a 19" rim variant, with a bit more side wall, its still bloody useless?
    This is sounding just like when the d2, d3, d4, d5, l322, l405, defender all came out, that they are useless as 4wd's, but then people started buying them, and came to the realisation that they are extremely capable, even more so with better rubber. This place is like a broken record, around and around we go.
    Now i own an irs/ifs 4wd, which is apparently useless as a 4wd, but from all reports, is sooo much more capable than its predecessor. That can't be right, it doesn't have beam axles!!
    May be give it a go first or find some real world evidence before slagging it offThe new flagship
    I tend to agree. My 75 Series Tojo tilly is good off road. My D1 was better and my current D3 even more so.
    Low profile tyres aren't that flash off road, but if I happen to win a 1st Div. in Blotto, I'd think about a new Rangie with an after market wheel/tyre package.

    It's all a bit like comparing sportsmen of 40 years ago to today's crop. When they break down, it's normally serious!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vern View Post
    Hang on, you were saying the vehicle as a whole package, not the tyres. So if theres a 19" rim variant, with a bit more side wall, its still bloody useless?
    This is sounding just like when the d2, d3, d4, d5, l322, l405, defender all came out, that they are useless as 4wd's, but then people started buying them, and came to the realisation that they are extremely capable, even more so with better rubber. This place is like a broken record, around and around we go.
    Now i own an irs/ifs 4wd, which is apparently useless as a 4wd, but from all reports, is sooo much more capable than its predecessor. That can't be right, it doesn't have beam axles!!
    May be give it a go first or find some real world evidence before slagging it offThe new flagship
    I am NOT saying the vehicle itself is useless at all.
    What I am saying is that fitted with those stock low profile tyres regardless of the vehicles off road capability it just won't cut the mustard.
    Can you imagine driving down a heavily corrugated road with those tyres, Not only would it rattle the car to death the occupants would also need chiropractic help.

    I have absolutely NO doubt that this could be an amazing off reader So why the **** doesn't JLR sell them fitted with a decent set of off road wheels/tyres so that the buyers can experience the full potential of this RR?
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