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According to LRM, not yet, but they're looking into Euro Ncap thingy engines to fit it with that might extend its life, if I'm reading it correctly.

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Euro Ncap? Euro 1,2,3,4,5 are all ratings for emissions not crash safety, so therefor not related to Ncap ;).

Sadly one of the options mentioned to abandon the model :(.

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Is there a new Defender on the way? 2015-ish?

Are any details, specs, pics (too early?)available from anywhere?

Landrover are unveiling the new defender at the Frankfurt motor show very soon.

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does this motor show have a website or any think? so land rover have done a deal with the army? :huh: so military S3's will flood the market! :D

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I was told a while back that they had it on the drawing board and were very happy with it.

I also heard it would use the D3 chassis - as they wanted to continue to offer different body styles.

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I have heard that the Defender is not going to be produced anymore. Anyone else heard this?

i also heard this, it was one of their options because of the new EU emissions regulation and the fact the chassis was so expensive to produce and the front end had to be pedestrian head friendly :angry: but now they have found a new compliant oil burner and i suspect i poorer quality chassis which will inevitably rot faster. or use the dico chassis and plastic panels, they can now product it. :) but i also heard that the new defender will have the 2.8 disco engine but just another roomier :(

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they need to sell 80,000 to be viable? and last model only sold 18.000?!?! i fear defender wont be around for much longer :( :(

but i would love to see a farmer use on of those!! :hysterical: :hysterical:

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Euro Ncap? Euro 1,2,3,4,5 are all ratings for emissions not crash safety, so therefor not related to Ncap ;).

ah yes...just dug it out...got the Euro bit right..just its not Ncap!!

Its on page 10 of the October LRM, there's a bit about the new 2012 defender having an super clean engine, and a half page on 'Will Land Rover ditch the Defender?'

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Saw the headline in the magazine but my Brother pinched it before I had a chance to read it and inwardly digest. So if you have a good Defender, look after it as prices will increase. Now's the time to buy one!

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According to ECR this is the official Land Rover concept.

Don't want to go off on one too soon, but my first feelings are not good.

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I like the Mini :)and love the Evoque - I like new cars

This, however looks more like the Nissan Cube...Bl**dy awful!

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They just posted this on Facebook:

World first! We’re excited to introduce the Land Rover Defender Concept, DC100. For over 60 years Land Rover have been building vehicles renowned for their capability and versatility, perhaps none more so than the iconic Defender. With an eye to the future, Land Rover’s Design Director Gerry McGovern has led the Land Rover design team to explore a modern reinterpretation of the Defender, while capturing the adventurous spirit established by the Series 1 in 1948. Fast-forward to 2011, and Land Rover is extremely proud to share with our fans the potential future direction of the Defender, the DC100 Concept vehicle.

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I'm so shocked I just asked my wife for her opinion - her immediate response was 'They've made a big mistake - its not a Defender'

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