I seriously wonder if they will learn from the "current title fight" where 2 contenders have tried to take the lowlux crown and 1 has almost ( in reality it has) succeeded, where the other, although technically superior , has failed.
Currently the ranger is about 1:1 in the 4x4 segment with the Hilux, and if you throw in the almost same under the skin Mazda fugly x 50, its ahead.
Whereas the amarok was way behind(people just don't like the 2.0 engine in a 1 ton 4wd), below the triton and a few others. The Everest outsold the fortuner, but both where smashed by the playdough at almost 3:1.
So what LR need is a ute/dc/single cab to beat both Hilux and Ranga as well as a wagon derivative to beat playdough on both on/off-road performance, tow/engine/load capacity, reliability and price.