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https://jalopnik.com/heres-even-more-of-the-2021-land-rover-defender-before-1837967794

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It looks pretty good on paper.

The real news from this screenshot, aside from clear images of both the interior and exterior, are what appear to be the clearance statistics for the 110 five-door. With a reported 291 mm (11.45 inches) of ground clearance, a 900 mm (35.43 inches) maximum fording depth (which is five inches more than the JL Wrangler can take), and approach, break-over, and departure angles of 38 degrees, 28 degrees and 40 degrees respectively, the Defender is shaping up to be a tough competitor off road.

It definitely has more of a luxury crossover look to it than as a rugged utility it used to have. I get the feeling the parent company Tata is positioning it this way on purpose to make room at the lower end, in luxury / sophistication / technology, for some of its other brands. The Wrangler (and Bronco) is now bookended by two of Tata's vehicles, the Mahindra Roxor (Thar streetable vehicle in other markets) and the Land Rover Defender, both available as 2-doors (and both as 4-doors in other markets).
 

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The clearance is the most impressive aspect of the new Defender to me. That’s really impressive. It’s looking like it’s shaping up to be a luxury overland vehicle and that’s the best I was hoping for after seeing the mules.

I’m hoping Ford is creating the Bronco as a cheaper version of these. Just simpler and hopefully more capable in more extreme situations. Also more fun with an open roof and top.
The off-road world is creating a perfect slot for the Bronco to fill. That being a Jeep challenger but also a cheaper and more fun overlander alternative. Blending the two is going to be the sweet spot for Ford.

It’s looking like we are on the verge of an off-road renaissance and I’m so excited to see how the Bronco is going to stack up and fit in
 

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I must admit it is a pretty sweet ride if you have stupid money. Looks good with those simple white wheels at 1:15.
I’m sure some companies and rich people are going to create some impressive never attainable versions.

Also, refreshing to see an add with no talking and just the vehicle showing what it does.
Looking at you Chevy and your stupid “real” people adds.
 

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And no Land Rover reveal is complete without a Richard Hammond review

It’s like Mercedes turned the G Wagon into a GLS but it is nice

And TFL going over details

Check out at 9:24 a see through invisible hood camera. That’s awesome
 
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Check out at 9:24 a see through invisible hood camera. That’s awesome
I saw that in the other one too. I wonder how many cameras it takes, and how they stay clean enough to use if you actually took it off road.

Do a dozen under body cameras all have little squirters and wipers?
 

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I must admit it is a pretty sweet ride if you have stupid money. Looks good with those simple white wheels at 1:15.
I’m sure some companies and rich people are going to create some impressive never attainable versions.

Also, refreshing to see an add with no talking and just the vehicle showing what it does.
Looking at you Chevy and your stupid “real” people adds.
“The new Land Rover Defender will come with a price tag of $49,900 to $80,900, depending on the packages and trim level.”

Again, there’s price overlap with the higher-end Jeeps and possibly Bronco.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2019/09/10/land-rover-defender/2262101001/
 

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This seems pretty much perfectly positioned at the 'overlanding' crowd. Should have enough genuine off-road ability to validate the image (even though the vast majority will never go more than on a gravel road), with the right looks, and plenty of accessories and customization ability.

Doesn't appeal to me, personally, but I think they've done a good job at what they set out to do and I imagine it will sell well.
 

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This seems pretty much perfectly positioned at the 'overlanding' crowd. Should have enough genuine off-road ability to validate the image (even though the vast majority will never go more than on a gravel road), with the right looks, and plenty of accessories and customization ability.

Doesn't appeal to me, personally, but I think they've done a good job at what they set out to do and I imagine it will sell well.
exactly my thoughts, a little too soft for my taste and probably too expensive with some of the basic options. I'm not interested in it but kudos to LR for making something that looks better than squinty eyed jellybean. Digging the steel wheel option too
 

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“The new Land Rover Defender will come with a price tag of $49,900 to $80,900, depending on the packages and trim level.”

Again, there’s price overlap with the higher-end Jeeps and possibly Bronco.
Yeah it’s not stupid expensive out of the box. I was surprised to see it at 50 grand but I can only imagine what it’s like maintaining it.
It’s crazy to me how expensive Jeeps have gotten.
 
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One thing I wasn't really expecting ... these things are big.

The 2-door '90' has an good wheelbase at 102", but the 4-door '110' comes in at almost 120" ... it is definitely relying on maxed out airbags murdering the articulation to get that breakover angle. The real killer is the 83" width, geez. And it's not the mirrors...

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Good thing very few people would be willing to take it down a rough trail, it might not fit. Over 80" this thing will need marker lights like a big truck.
 

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Yeah those fenders stick out quite far. It's weird because it appears small and skinny but that track with is wide. Plus is weighs like 5,000 lbs.

Just another reason to be overly cautious and have to baby it.
 








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