Bush65 Posted October 8, 2010 Share Posted October 8, 2010 So, to summarise this topic: bring back the RRC with a modern engine and a bit of quieting. Off-road capability + comfort + style. 2 big problems with that is the RRC chassis is not up to hard work, and the rear overhang is too great. Re-style the body panels to capture some Land Rover series iconic image, give it a more robust chassis, and a good 4 cyl diesel of 3.0/3.2 litres with VNT or compound turbos, a strong drive train and wider track for improved turning circle, then you would have a great basis for a Defender replacement. SWB is not popular here in Aus and 90's never sold very well. 100" and 110" wheel base in 5 door wagon, HCPU and Cab chassis versions and 130" (not current 127") in single/dual cab, HCPU and Cab chassis versions would sell well if the pricing is not silly and dealer support was improved. The Asian pick-ups are the biggest selling 4x4 here (they sell more vehicles in 1 week than all Rovers and Jags in 2 or 3 years). The Asians don't have a dual cab that is suitable as a work horse, which the market here wants. Our market also wants a good dual cab tug for pulling large loads such as floats, large trailer boats and caravans over long distances at 90/100 km/h, safely and in reasonable comfort. The USA versions (F truck, Chevy, Dodge) are too wide for our suburban roads. So a good 130" Defender replacement with some comfort, a strong engine and drive line would make a killing here, if they got the pathetic dealer network back up to scratch. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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