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    Central tyre inflation maybe?

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    Would it be too much to ask LR for a vehicle that has no more electronics on it than absolutely necessary to allow for meeting ADR type regs in the proposed countries in which it would be sold?

    Most people waiting for the new Defender would be more than capable of selecting low range, turning diff locks on or off as required, and even airing up or down their tyres themselves.

    Then they could concentrate on fitting long-term proven reliability into their running gear, without trying to be the techiest whizz-kid on the block.
    Even (shock/horror) look at something like a Cummins/Alison type drivetrain. Parts and servicing available almost anywhere in the world, using off the shelf filters, etc.

    Hell, I've spent the greatest portion of my life without such things as aircon, electric windows and seats, adaptive cruise control, auto-sensing headlights and wipers, lane departure warnings, traction control, ESP, etc, etc, etc. Just something with a decent payload/towing capacity, reasonable fuel economy, adequate on road handling, and capable enough off road that a fairly competent driver can get most places he/she wants to go. But above all, something reliable, and simple enough that even a dealer-trained mechanic can have a fair shot at diagnosing and repairing without having to plug in a supercomputer!
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    Why? Electronics are very reliable now, maybe more reliable than mechanical systems.
    For example, an E-locker is less likely to get a fault than an air locker. Electric vs mechanical windows. Electronic instruments etc.
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    omg,, the target market is First world football mums!

    seriously,, you think they care about the 200 odd Aussies that want to buy one??
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    Wow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by donh54 View Post
    Would it be too much to ask LR for a vehicle that has no more electronics on it than absolutely necessary to allow for meeting ADR type regs in the proposed countries in which it would be sold?

    Most people waiting for the new Defender would be more than capable of selecting low range, turning diff locks on or off as required, and even airing up or down their tyres themselves.

    Then they could concentrate on fitting long-term proven reliability into their running gear, without trying to be the techiest whizz-kid on the block.
    Even (shock/horror) look at something like a Cummins/Alison type drivetrain. Parts and servicing available almost anywhere in the world, using off the shelf filters, etc.

    Hell, I've spent the greatest portion of my life without such things as aircon, electric windows and seats, adaptive cruise control, auto-sensing headlights and wipers, lane departure warnings, traction control, ESP, etc, etc, etc. Just something with a decent payload/towing capacity, reasonable fuel economy, adequate on road handling, and capable enough off road that a fairly competent driver can get most places he/she wants to go. But above all, something reliable, and simple enough that even a dealer-trained mechanic can have a fair shot at diagnosing and repairing without having to plug in a supercomputer!
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    It would be cool just driving past the cars airing down before Inskip and the ones stuck on the beach. Auto tyre pressure adjustment. Central tyre inflation maybe?

    A logical step. Auto tyre inflation works for the military.
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    A great idea.
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    Nothing like complexity from a company with the worst reliability rating on the planet....

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    I would assume central tyre inflation would be an option....90% of owners would get any real value out it apart from being a cool thing.

    If it was an option I would tick, it ainít that hard to get out and deflate tyres, I have staun and they are about as easy as it gets. Also gives you the opportunity to smell the roses, check tyre conditions and check the car, oh and grab a beer.

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