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    Defender mule?

    Pictures of this have been doing the rounds recently.

    Land Rover Defender prototype spy shots - Autoblog
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    No Way !
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    UK Gov Website......
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    ✓ Taxed
    Tax due:
    01 October 2018

    Vehicle make: LAND ROVER
    Date of first registration: October 2017
    Year of manufacture: 2017
    Cylinder capacity (cc): Not available
    CO₂Emissions: 0 g/km
    Fuel type: Not available
    Export marker: No
    Vehicle status: Tax not due
    Vehicle colour: WHITE
    Vehicle type approval: Not available
    Wheelplan: 2-AXLE-RIGID BODY
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    "one thing for sure the purists wont like it "
    Im no purist and I hate it . Strike LandRover off my shopping list

    Looking like a JL Jeep for me !!

    (but still looking forward to seeing what Ineos comes up with as an answer to Defender)

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    Ok,, you all know what the word MULE means here,, right?
    its not a real car.
    its a testing platform.
    The websites are spruiking it as the new defender ONLY because this mule(body) was last used for the D5,, so its been parked up for some time
    the question is--why bring it back out with such a strange wheelbase??
    hence, Defender.
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    What in tarnation is happening with the rear door? Particulary the jagged body-line running thru it?

    My guess is it's a test rig for some drivetrain components in a poorly modified body.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toxic_Avenger View Post
    What in tarnation is happening with the rear door? Particulary the jagged body-line running thru it?

    My guess is it's a test rig for some drivetrain components in a poorly modified body.
    That's what a test mule is.
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    No chassis?
    No adaptability?
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    Quote Originally Posted by loanrangie View Post
    That's what a test mule is.
    I understand the concept of a mule. I just thought it'd be a bit better executed.
    But still a good time to remind people what it is, so they they don't go off half-cocked due to the latest press leak saying they'll never buy another LR product again.
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    At least a couple of the photos seem to imply a decent offroad friendly rim size being used
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