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    Land Rover doesn't understand Australia - no ute !

    New Land Rover Defender pick-up ruled out

    Dual-cab 4x4 ute based on resurrected off-roader is no longer happening, says JLR insider

    Plans to spin off a dual-cab ute version of the born-again Land Rover Defender 110 have been scrapped, its been revealed at the Frankfurt motor show.

    Speaking to carsales, a senior Jaguar Land Rover source acknowledged the existence of a leaked early PowerPoint presentation that detailed the dual-cab ute, but said that such a derivative had been dropped from the British car-maker's product plans.

    Originally, early reports suggested the Defender pick-up would be launched in late 2020 or early 2021, and would be based on the forthcoming Defender 130, which reportedly measures in at 5100mm 342mm longer than the Defender 110 revealed at the Frankfurt show.

    Explaining Land Rover's decision for dropping plans for a dual-cab Defender 130, the JLR insider said: "Why would you buy a dual-cab ute when you see what you can put in the back of one of these this is already a ute with a roof."

    As well as ruling out a rugged, premium rival for the Toyota HiLux, the same JLR insider also disputed earlier reports that the cheapest Defender 90 two-door will be priced from about $50,000. Instead, he suggested prices would kick off far higher than that, from "at least $60,000".

    Orders for the 2020 Land Rover 110 five-door are now being taken ahead of first Australian deliveries from next June, with an indicative starting price of $70,000.
    The little Defender 90, meanwhile, isn't expected to rock up until late 2020.
    Idiots.

    link to above: https://www.carsales.com.au/editoria...ed-out-120528/

    The above seems to imply that there will still be a 130 (presumably a wagon version?) but I'm very doubtful that will happen if there is no ute planned.
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    As landrover Only build luxury SUV's these days it is a falorn hope that they will ever build a Proper working mans 4WD ever again.
    Even IF they did there is No way that they could build a ute that is competitively priced to match all the various Asian offerings.
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    I dont reckon a farmer will be able torun his quad into the back of a defender wagon

    Just finished a job which needed me to deliver a 20m roll of 4 dry delivery hose to a gold mine, would have been a bitch getting it in and out of a wagon...good thing we still have real commercial vehicles available to get the job done.

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    Wake up sunshine, LandRover don't give a toss about Australia. ( or, it seems, English Farmers)

    There will be no Ute.

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    I would hardly want to put a sick or dead sheep in the back of my flash new 110... Land Rover doesn't understand Australia - no ute !
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    Maybe LR could copy Mercedes' idea, and build a ute on an already existing platform from Japan....coz that's gone well.....Land Rover doesn't understand Australia - no ute !Land Rover doesn't understand Australia - no ute !

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    probably better off just ignoring LR completely for this category of vehicle, and get yourself a vw anorak 580 instead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 16PMark View Post
    Maybe LR could copy Mercedes' idea, and build a ute on an already existing platform from Japan....coz that's gone well.....Land Rover doesn't understand Australia - no ute !Land Rover doesn't understand Australia - no ute !
    just re-badged (from Thailand?) isn't it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 87County View Post
    just re-badged (from Thailand?) isn't it?
    Or Mexico, not sure where the Navara is built.
    I believe the body is completely different, it's just the floor pan that Merc pinched.
    So not just a re-badging as such, but near enough, for Mercedes standards.
    Hmmm, Mercedes Renault partnership.....would that work for F1...Land Rover doesn't understand Australia - no ute !
    Anywho.....
    Land Rover doesn't understand Australia - no ute !

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    In Oz at least, a farmer isn't allowed to carry hazardous pesticides (herbicides & insecticides) inside a vehicle but can in the back of a ute.
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