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post #1 of 11 Old 07-09-2020, 08:56 AM Thread Starter
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Interesting new vehicle?

Posting it here because it's something many Wrangler folks would find interesting.

Interesting quotes from the article:

"For years there has been a perception that auto manufacturers have gotten away from offering platforms that truly capture a pedigree for off-pavement travel. A myriad of standard equipment features that blur the line between luxury and practicality have become the norm"


"Suspension will feature coils and heavy-duty dampers in a package that’s completely free of anything electronic, allowing for ease of maintenance while presumably tackling any challenge that comes its way."

The videos are short but interesting.

To me it looks a lot like the Mercedes G wagon

And YES, solid axles.

https://outdoorx4.com/news-and-event...r-makes-debut/


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Boxy like the old Isuzu... something or others

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It is interesting, but I still get the feeling it'll have too much added electronics and standard fluff to appeal to a wider market, just like the modern Wranglers. I also don't see this being any less expensive.
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It is interesting, but I still get the feeling it'll have too much added electronics and standard fluff to appeal to a wider market, just like the modern Wranglers. I also don't see this being any less expensive.
I'm sure it won't be cheap (despite their increased cost, Wranglers are still the lower cost range of truly off road centric vehicles--Mercedes and Land Rover are priced through the roor). However. at least from the video, I like their design philosophy. Though I'm sure they have paid attention to comfort, they imply that they are not going after the 'luxury SUV' market.

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Along these same lines, Ford introduces a whole new Bronco line next week, July 13th, which is supposed to be very off road leaning and back to its roots.

https://www.ford-trucks.com/articles...mpaign=content

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I just think it'd be nice if their off road centric vehicle was also offered as a true basic trim model, stripped of all unnecessary gizmos that drive the price up. Lose the automatice engine start/stop and its associated extra battery, the annoying touch screen infotainment/control center BS, hill assist, electronic roll control, traction control, ABS, eight speaker surround sound stereo, TPMS, backup camera, automatic headlights and wipers, dual zone climate control, standard AC, heated seats, and auto-dim mirror with digital compass, thermometer, and magic decoder ring. A modern equivalent of the old base SE would be appreciated.
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I just think it'd be nice if their off road centric vehicle was also offered as a true basic trim model, stripped of all unnecessary gizmos that drive the price up. Lose the automatice engine start/stop and its associated extra battery, the annoying touch screen infotainment/control center BS, hill assist, electronic roll control, traction control, ABS, eight speaker surround sound stereo, TPMS, backup camera, automatic headlights and wipers, dual zone climate control, standard AC, heated seats, and auto-dim mirror with digital compass, thermometer, and magic decoder ring. A modern equivalent of the old base SE would be appreciated.
Amen.

That's why I'm still in my YJ at 360K miles.

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^what mukluk said, but with a dial phone in the dash you have to drop a dime in to make a call.


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^what mukluk said, but with a dial phone in the dash you have to drop a dime in to make a call.

Only if it comes with a copy of the yellow and white pages hanging underneath.

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Only if it comes with a copy of the yellow and white pages hanging underneath.
That's what you dial "0"for, to ask the operator for information or make a collect call.

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Here are a couple more Grenadier vids

The first half of this one is technically exciting :
ttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUSUAdPpr14

This one reminds us why we did away with the hereditary landed aristocracy :
ttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZA-EzH62Js

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