Nothing better than 4 on the floor or 3 on the tree with no Synco for 1st gear. That really tests them and no power steering!
They do, it’s a 20k extra for an outdated 6 speed but th n year u need 5 k extra to get enough torque from the engine to hold 6th
Hopefully they will get to it.
After all one must learn to crawl and walk before one can run.
I think it`s more important they get it right from the start, that way we will get a truck that works.
I do wonder what the pricing will be?
what little have seen the new defender aint bad as a offroader if your not the full on rock crawling type and their offroad mode terrain system is a really good system from all who have used it. its price and being a rough early in run models hurt it badly. Im saying this and DO NOT LIKE JLR.Thanks for posting the video.
Like many, the idea of the vehicle is welcomed and hopefully it will be the 'real deal', but that video is hardly an impressive marketing tool: driving over bowling green quality pastures, along well maintained gravel roads … nothing a Toyota Camry couldn’t handle. Then having the ‘invited guests’ sit around a fire (with that huge marque in the background), talking like it was a ‘big day’ out.
I realise this is still a prototype, and it will be interesting to see how far they REALLY push the vehicle in Africa and Australia. The wheel travel and clearance seems rather limited – see how she goes with its maximum payload. Also, when the driver was talking about the gearing system, shit, I hope the thing doesn’t need a telephone book sized manual to understand how it works/to fit it! And those console switches ... there were less switches on the Space Shuttle! We'll see how they work after 500km of dusty corrugations and deep river crossings.
Ineos needs to stop screwing around with the soft nonsense and show some fully ladened, heavy duty 4WDing.