Test drove Land Rover Defender

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Looks to be on par with a stock Wrangler or XJ. Has more of a very capable crossover vibe to it.
Im having trouble understanding your comment. The first line I’m wanting to call BS. The second line I agree with.

The two lines seem contradictory to each other?

 

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I agree - I hope these guys make it! And bring it to the US.

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Would love to see this actually be released here and check out whether it would have the same steering issues that Jeep owners deal with. ;) :LOL:
 

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Would love to see this actually be released here and check out whether it would have the same steering issues that Jeep owners deal with. ;) :LOL:
Oh, I'm sure it will... And if it is a true Land Rover Defender replacement, it will leak oil all over the showroom floor. :CWL:
 


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So they basically just made a JLU Sport S
I would not say that too fast... The older Land Rover Defenders are pretty capable.
Depending on what they do with regards to ground clearance, lockers etc., this could be very good off-road.
 

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Price? I'm guessing 100k+
40k is target. I think they'll hit it. Remember, the old Defender only cost like 28k pounds in the UK when new. Its only 100K+ in the US due to limited supply. Theres no reason a vehicle like this needs to cost 100k. MB does it on the G cause they can get away with it, and have built it into a status symbol. No need to do that for this vehicle.
 

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40k is target. I think they'll hit it. Remember, the old Defender only cost like 28k pounds in the UK when new. Its only 100K+ in the US due to limited supply. Theres no reason a vehicle like this needs to cost 100k. MB does it on the G cause they can get away with it, and have built it into a status symbol. No need to do that for this vehicle.
I generally agree that it should not be too expensive. However, I would be surprised if it is that low, just because of the volume they will produce (~30k/y). They will have to import these as finished vehicles, and I am not sure what they will do for a dealer network. If it comes in ~$60k, that would be very reasonable.
 


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40k is target. I think they'll hit it. Remember, the old Defender only cost like 28k pounds in the UK when new. Its only 100K+ in the US due to limited supply. Theres no reason a vehicle like this needs to cost 100k. MB does it on the G cause they can get away with it, and have built it into a status symbol. No need to do that for this vehicle.
28K pounds back in the 90s. So if we account for commodity prices and adjust for inflation, it probably will cost 100K+ now.
 

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I’m told the the Grenadier will cost £50k-£55k when they allegedly become available in 2022. At today’s exchange rate that’s $63k-$69k
 

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I’m told the the Grenadier will cost £50k-£55k when they allegedly become available in 2022. At today’s exchange rate that’s $63k-$69k
Usually USD prices are the same or lower than UK prices. But even so, I'd still pay 65k
 

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