I was thinking the same they are making all the right noises, problem is I already have a new vehicle on order. I would only be interested in the ute format and that sounds like it’s probably 3 ish years away anyway.
Imagine if the Tojo executives have to go back to the boardroom to discuss adding another cup holder to the 70 to combat the competition of the new kid on the block
I could help but think watching those videos that this should of been the vehicle LR Defender made.
Luckily I have many years before I need to change. A 70 is out for me because I like to drive in my lounge chair. I was looking at the defender but it is even less reliable than all the ones before it, unfortunately, and they have gone to an 'urban picnic set' market, and the 300 might be a bit too close to 'more of the same'.
I keep thinking that some of the best times I had 4wding was in my series 3. It was how I cut my teeth in 4wding ( with a turfor) but shit it was always off the road and sent me broke with 'Maintenance' LOL. I'm thinking that something more dedicated might be what I need in a few years, and get a small city car.
So I think this is the best outcome ever. All the utilitarian parts of a defender, a serious attempt to make it reliable, decent power / torque and fixable further away from the Melbourne CBD than Brighton or Armadale. I saw a few weeks ago another ( Not TFL) youtuber had his brand new Defender replaced because that was unfixable, and his new one had major issues too. He posted it about 8 weeks ago.
Thank god LF screwed the pooch and went for the inner city yuppie market, creating an opportunity for Ineos to start up, so I can consider what I want without having to buy a lemon.
My current thinking is this, keep my 200 for 20 years, 300, Jeep, or even a truck type thing in that approximate order.