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    New defender commercial 90 available 2021

    The LR au website now says the 90 Commercial model will be available in Au in 2021? Anyone know any more? my dealer was unaware of the change, but I would change my 90 S order that Ive been waiting for in a heartbeat for a commercial version..

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    Commercial models are unique to the UK ( and particular European countries such as France) and are tailored to avoid paying VAT.
    The vehicles are VAT free if used for business and having certain attributes such as no side windows,no rear seats, a cargo barrier etc.
    The system in Australia is quite different.
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    They'd probably sell a motza if they were in the dealerships

    It's the kind of thing I'm looking for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ramblingboy42 View Post
    They'd probably sell a motza if they were in the dealerships

    It's the kind of thing I'm looking for.
    ^^ I agree.
    A SWB (aka 90) without side windows the cargo space could be far better utilised which with a SWB is very desirable.
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    There is a green(?) Commercial 110 Defender running around near my work that I haven't mananged to catch hold of, as I wanted to ask how they went about importing it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cripesamighty View Post
    There is a green(?) Commercial 110 Defender running around near my work that I haven't mananged to catch hold of, as I wanted to ask how they went about importing it.
    LRA brought some in for evaluation. No doubt they have been offered to some VIP customers to trial.

    The commercial version of the 90 looks very neat and practical. Perfect for work and play.

    Will be interesting to see where they price them. My guess $1K below the equivalent non-commercial version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilipA View Post
    Commercial models are unique to the UK ( and particular European countries such as France) and are tailored to avoid paying VAT.
    The vehicles are VAT free if used for business and having certain attributes such as no side windows,no rear seats, a cargo barrier etc.
    The system in Australia is quite different.
    Regards PhilipA
    Correct, but won't make a difference in Au as the rego/tax is based on tare weight and business/private rego, they are stated as being available in Au this year which would be great.

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    If it can carry 1000KG,has 5 seats or less,no LCT.....
    Somehow i dont think so,it wont carry the weight and suspension cant be modded to suit.

    The commercial market is pretty clogged with a lot of competition,but there is no 4WD van in the same category.

    Even so,i doubt it will sell in huge numbers.
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    It would be great! "Lord Muck" on youtube did a review on one recently. completely flat load space with a reasonable capacity and the option of having 3 seats in the front is great. Convert the blanked out side windows to gull wings and you would have a very usable and accessible space in the back. Not sure if the commercial version has EAS as an option.
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    Rear seats are wasted on me. If ever the chance comes to convert my 110 into a commercial I’d likely do it, just with a different load restraint bulkhead.

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