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    Quote Originally Posted by donh54 View Post
    Heard an LR devotee a while ago (can't recall exactly where) saying that the average span from brand new to " going bush" for D2-3-4 models seems to be the third owner, or around 7 years old.
    I tend to agree with him. By that stage, the resale value has dropped to a point where people are more comfortable with risking some bush pinstripes and stone chips.
    Perhaps in 6 or 7 years time , there will be an upswing in the thread counts for D5/ Velar Bullbar, rocksliders, dual battery kits, etc!
    I think that would be different historically for new Defenders. Mine have both gone straight out bush from first purchase, as that’s what they’re designed to do. But I agree, I’d be very unlikely to want to take a newish D5 outbush straightaway. Kudos to those who do!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedro_The_Swift View Post
    Anyone else think its strange how the biggest LR site in the world,,
    has to deal with LR models left over from other markets?


    anyway,, heres the latest RR.
    Back to the Future perhaps,,

    RANGE ROVER SV COUPE
    A 2 door Range Rover?Running out of time for a 2018 Defender launch..

    What a novel idea! Running out of time for a 2018 Defender launch..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeros View Post
    Perhaps, although I dont think the Defender posts are slowing down. It would be really interesting to see the stats if that were possible?
    Guessing again here, but i would say puma posts are up, but 200/300 and may be td5 are down.
    So what i am saying is everyone is moving closer to the more modern vehicles.
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    No idea on the validity of this, but it certainly implies not to hold your breath for an ‘18 launch?

    JLR Announces Product Road-Map Till 2024; New Land Rover Defender Confirmed For 2020 - NDTV CarAndBike
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    Interestingly 2020 for Defender aligns with their stated aim of moving to electric/hybrid vehicles by then. I think a hybrid diesel/elec Defender would be excellent - as long as the electrics are particularly robust and waterproofed!

    The notional shape of the Defender in that line drawing doesn’t offer much, but it looks worryingly similar to the rejected earlier prototype. Although a swept back windscreen on a boxy body could work well. It will probably resemble a Disco 4 with round headlights.

    2016, 2018, 2020 ...my guess is we’ll start seeing something by the end of 2018, more in 2019 with 2020 models late in 2019. ...But who knows!

    ...maybe they’re still trying to work out how to plug it into a gum tree and convert eucalyptus oil into fuel! LOL 😳😊

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeros View Post
    Interestingly 2020 for Defender aligns with their stated aim of moving to electric/hybrid vehicles by then. I think a hybrid diesel/elec Defender would be excellent - as long as the electrics are particularly robust and waterproofed!

    The notional shape of the Defender in that line drawing doesn’t offer much, but it looks worryingly similar to the rejected earlier prototype. Although a swept back windscreen on a boxy body could work well. It will probably resemble a Disco 4 with round headlights.

    2016, 2018, 2020 ...my guess is we’ll start seeing something by the end of 2018, more in 2019 with 2020 models late in 2019. ...But who knows!

    ...maybe they’re still trying to work out how to plug it into a gum tree and convert eucalyptus oil into fuel! LOL 😳😊


    You mean electrics NOT made by lucas .
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    I've no idea at all when it will be released, but I reckon the longer the delay is, the greater "gap" there will be between the "old" Defender & the "new" one,....which will sort of increase the "difference" between the two?....which IMHO will be good for for future values of existing Defenders.
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    Quote Originally Posted by veebs View Post
    No idea on the validity of this, but it certainly implies not to hold your breath for an ‘18 launch?

    JLR Announces Product Road-Map Till 2024; New Land Rover Defender Confirmed For 2020 - NDTV CarAndBike
    Nothing is confirmed about a new Defender for 2020......

    the last paragraph mutters something about Defender....

    ...I hate this kind of journalism....it wastes my time and its mostly bull****.

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