January 13, 2015

A bit of Land Rover gossip and (idle) speculation

Defender's classic lines are clearly
visible in this photo


It's been mentioned before, but a source that 4wdNewz considers to be well informed suggests that there's every chance the current Land Rover Defender will, indeed, continue to be built in a country other than England once the new model comes on-line next year. India probably makes sense as the other country, but who knows? Who also knows whether it would be imported to New Zealand? And if it was, wouldn't it be awful (for Land Rover) if the "Classic" outsold the new one?

7 comments:

  1. Unfortunately I doubt that if the existing model was still built (in say India) then it is unlikely to reach NZ shores. Current (and future) regulations on frontal and side impact plus other safety requirements will not allow it to be road worthy here. Which is also why the current Defender production will cease at the end of the year in the UK.

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  2. The real question is, will it be allowed to be sold here if it doesn't meet the latest safety and emission standards.

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    1. You and Anonymous (above) are quite right – there's not much chance of the "Classic" being sold in NZ alongside the new one, but it's fun to speculate. Maybe they could sell it for off-road use only, like most of the Suzuki ute conversions?

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  3. Not sure if the roof's up to holding the weight of all those women, even if half naked.

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  4. Are those the Land Rover knockers I keep hearing about?

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    1. Good job this is not a politically correct website.

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  5. Interesting look back to when I was younger but no wiser!

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