Forget Defenders, LR built ROW spec Evoque for Africa which had Euro 3 and 4 emission standards, brand new. Considering how new a vehicle it was, I was taken aback a bit.
UK has already declared that for the foreseeable future all construction and use regs will mirror EU legislation.Now, something occurs to me. Is it not the case that the so-called Great Repeal Bill means that we simply transpose EU law into UK law, so for the foreseeable future, the applicable standards for motor vehicles will remain the same.
It also occurs to me that it would take a courageous (in the meaning of Sir Humphrey Appleby) Government to reduce safety standards.
I guess that's called "taking back control."
And killed the Defender, but long before it killed it, it rendered it an evolutionary dead end.
I think most forget now how revolutionary the 90/110 was in the early 1980's
Far ahead of the competition in ability and comfort (coil sprung all round was pretty unusual in a utility), well braked and power steered
Combined with the 2.5NA diesel, LT77 box, LT230 transfer box and impressive axle articulation they really were the benchmark utility 4x4
And all the EU does is copy the UN global regulations and tweak them.It actually makes sense, to be sold in the EU they would have to comply with EU regs anyway.
At least in the short to medium term there is no sense in not maintaining that regulatory alignment
Any car we export to the USA has to comply with their regs, its just normal
No you didn't guess or think at all. It is called "If you want to sell a car in another country you have to fulfill the regulations of this country." If EU based companies want to sell cars in the US they have to apply US regulations and vice versa.I guess that's called "taking back control."
Not a chance
The EU killed the previous Defender and anything like it.
The age of sensible basic utility vehicles is dead in europe.
Published by: Jim Holder, AUTOCAR magazine, on 10 September 2019They could have been sold in the EU if Toyota had chosen to upgrade the engine. They chose not to. Presumably the market isn't there.
I'll stick with Isuzu - getting a shiny new one next year - crew cab rather than double for extra room in the load area. 2" rise, full skid plates & beefed up suspension, as I've dinged the bottom of this one a time or two when out stalking.
What about this one? Seems to have decent reviews..I'll stick with Isuzu - getting a shiny new one next year - crew cab rather than double for extra room in the load area. 2" rise, full skid plates & beefed up suspension, as I've dinged the bottom of this one a time or two when out stalking.
Untill you look under it and see it's running gear is more suited to a car . May be OK as a on road pick up but not country side tough .What about this one? Seems to have decent reviews..
The New SsangYong Musso Pick-up from SsangYong GB: generous specifications despite its modest price with a towing limit of 3500Kg and a payload of 1050Kgwww.ssangyonggb.co.uk