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2020 LR Defender

Post by Rich B » Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:16 am

Just looks like a Yeti to me.

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Re: 2020 LR Defender

Post by ZedLeg » Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:34 am

That's disappointing.

Would've been better if they'd gone for the Jeep/G-Wagen method. usefully update the running gear while just tidying up the styling a bit.
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Re: 2020 LR Defender

Post by Simon » Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:38 am

Rich B wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:16 am
Just looks like a slightly larger Yeti to me.

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FTFY

Yeah, exactly. Like someone put a photocopy on 20% enlarge.
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Re: 2020 LR Defender

Post by Rich B » Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:40 am

It’s just another model in the already crowded and confusing Discovery/Range Rover range by the looks of it.

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Re: 2020 LR Defender

Post by JLv3.0 » Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:47 am

And there was me concerned I wouldn't absolutely hate it. Shouldn't have worried :lol:

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Re: 2020 LR Defender

Post by NotoriousREV » Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:49 am

The Internet will piss and moan about it. We’ll hear from everyone with a vague interest in cars saying they should’ve done this, or shouldn’t have done that, how it’s not a “real” Defender (mostly from people who never drove a “real” Defender. And despite all this, they’ll sell as many as they can build.
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Re: 2020 LR Defender

Post by Rich B » Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:50 am

So there’s basically one design and a load of sizes, all overlapping:

Evoque 3dr. = Defender 3dr
Evoque 5dr. = Discovery sport. = Defender 5dr.
Velar. = Range Rover Sport
Range Rover = Discovery

Or something like that?

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Re: 2020 LR Defender

Post by Rich B » Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:55 am

NotoriousREV wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:49 am
The Internet will piss and moan about it. We’ll hear from everyone with a vague interest in cars saying they should’ve done this, or shouldn’t have done that, how it’s not a “real” Defender (mostly from people who never drove a “real” Defender. And despite all this, they’ll sell as many as they can build.
And they’ll sell HUGE amounts of options sold on each one!

It does look like they just rob sales from themselves though. But if that’s the market - they know what they’re doing.

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Re: 2020 LR Defender

Post by JLv3.0 » Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:57 am

NotoriousREV wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:49 am
The Internet will piss and moan about it. We’ll hear from everyone with a vague interest in cars saying they should’ve done this, or shouldn’t have done that, how it’s not a “real” Defender (mostly from people who never drove a “real” Defender. And despite all this, they’ll sell as many as they can build.
In fairness this applies to EVERY car that has a loved predecessor.

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Re: 2020 LR Defender

Post by mik » Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:58 am

Looks like a smaller, slightly more rounded Disco4 to me.

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Re: 2020 LR Defender

Post by IanF » Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:02 am

I like it.

Also explains the “who let the Jimny into the paddock with the in-season Defender” meme that was going around Twitter last week.
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Re: 2020 LR Defender

Post by Rich B » Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:18 am

I just think it’s a shame. Another interesting oddity gone.

I’d have preferred if they’d used the name/off road heritage as an opportunity to do something different rather than a completely standard high end painted metal car that is exactly the same as the rest of the range.

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Re: 2020 LR Defender

Post by Jobbo » Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:23 am

I prefer the Lego version. Don't like the alloys on the one in the picture, and the headlights look weird. It's a cross between a Yeti and Disco 3 in my view.

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Re: 2020 LR Defender

Post by Jobbo » Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:25 am

IanF wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:02 am
Also explains the “who let the Jimny into the paddock with the in-season Defender” meme that was going around Twitter last week.
Is that not from this?
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Re: 2020 LR Defender

Post by Beany » Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:28 am

"Little D"

Oh dear.

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Re: 2020 LR Defender

Post by Mito Man » Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:48 am

So the original leaked pics were of the final car (the ones that a member of staff took before they were adding camo to a Defender).
I think this is really the car that the Discovery should have been. It’s just a renamed Disco really.
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Re: 2020 LR Defender

Post by Nathan » Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:49 am

Perhaps Jeep Wrangler sales will improve

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Re: 2020 LR Defender

Post by speedingfine » Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:51 am

I like it. But if we're taking the piss, it looks like a Kia Soul.

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Re: 2020 LR Defender

Post by Swervin_Mervin » Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:13 pm

speedingfine wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:51 am
I like it. But if we're taking the piss, it looks like a Kia Soul.
It absolutely looks like a Kia Soul. And the previous generation at that :lol:

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Re: 2020 LR Defender

Post by IanF » Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:17 pm

Jobbo wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:25 am
IanF wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:02 am
Also explains the “who let the Jimny into the paddock with the in-season Defender” meme that was going around Twitter last week.
Is that not from this?
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Videos of that from November ‘18 on YouTube, so doubt it. 🤷‍♂️
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