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FWD RangeLander

Discussion in 'General Land Rover Forum' started by Disco01, May 10, 2010.

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  1. Disco01

    Disco01 New Member

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    Land Rover goes front-drive - Autocar.co.uk

    "Land Rover will launch its first ever two-wheel-drive car this autumn, an ultra-frugal version of its Range Rover ‘coupé SUV’, the LRX"

    "All versions of the LRX are likely to use a version of the Freelander’s drivetrain"

    Grrrrr
     
  2. Sean

    Sean Banned

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    built in mondo mode
     
  3. carpy

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    grr maybe, but if this brings sales to land rover, to keep the company secure then i dont see the problem

    it looks like a bloody nice car, and the sort of car that could sell very well. good sales = good profits = a company that will continue to exist. which surely is in the benefits of all.

    the gaylander has 4WD - that doesnt mean it is actually able to drive in a field without its doors falling off and it getting stuck
     
  4. Disco01

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    Carpy, you have a point. But still, grrrr
     
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    oxides Well-Known Member

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    I've had occasional front wheel drive only on my series for years - bloody useful when you snap a half shaft or sieze a diff. this looks nice but £30k?
     
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    Blippie Well-Known Member

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    It's not the first two wheel drive that LR have built....

    Cheers

    Blippie
     
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    Beast o Bodmin Banned

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    ho hum supply and demand.....

    prehaps a 1.8 injun for efficency...
     
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    Mseries3 Well-Known Member

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    Indeed, The Belgium army had a load of 4x2's if i remember correctly :)
     
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    Watch the boards, in five years people will be asking what they need to convert one to four wheel drive....
    Becouse people will buy them thinking that the £5K & road-tax saving is worth while, but the 4x4 versions will hold their value better for longer.
    By the time they have fallen into the 'average' car price bracket, there'll be folk buying them becouse they seem like a 'bargain' and STILL believing that Land-Rovers are ALL still like the old Series vehicles, big mechano-kits, and they can easily add the bits missing to make it 4wd!
    Pretty sure they'll be able to flog a few, but........
    Me-thinks is desperation on the part of LR Management that they are even considering departing from all-wheel drive/
    And no, its not the first 2wd vehicle by a long shot.
    Series were 2wd with 'selectable' 4wd.
    Free-landers are fwd with 'automatically engaging' drive at the back wheels curtecy of the high-bias visco unit.
    AND there was the Mil-Spec 2wd only Series vehicles. Pretty sure they came along in SII, but seem to recall an SI version, though might have been a proto-type or something.
    And they weren't just for the Belgians, aparently there wasa brief for a 2wd 'light utility' but for commonality of spares, MOD asked LR to fill it with a Landy lacking driven front axle. Short lived, they realised that there wasn't much point and ended up dropping the idea and ordering AWD variants, but they were in service with the BRitish Armed forces, most I think ending up in the care of the RAF for running about air-fields.
    Have a feeling that the order was originally from the Army catering core though......
    Battle-Field Burger-Vans perhaps!?!
     
  10. Disco01

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    Teffy! Where have you been?
     
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    Teflon New Member

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    What you want a definative list?
    How would you like it ordered, chronologically, alphabetically, by continent?!? :)
    Been popping in, but no, not been posting much here lately.... not been much up to comment on..... only did today 'cos I was waiting for some disks to burn.
     
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    goonarmy Beer tester LZIR Despatch Agent

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    wont handle too well will it
     
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