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17 minutes ago, Mark Bolam said:

but there would still be a big market for a tough, simple, powerful not too many frills pick up, surely?

I doubt it as this is the reason manufacturers have move on to  car like pick ups and away from simple solid axle 4WD.

 

We are a minor part of the economy and for my part I never bought new work vehicles but did buy a couple of new family cars.

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Maybe it's because I live in the sticks and knock about with a load of hicks and builders, who all gripe about how generally poor today's offerings are in terms of real working performance and reliability.

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I know big j asked about them on another thread, but I was on the A64 yesterday and passed an old farmer towing his cattle trailer with a ssangyong musso pickup. Must admit I did quite like the look of it.

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Exactly- I can only think manufacturers have looked at it and deduced there simply isn’t enough of a market for it over what the pimpmobiles offer.
TBH the 79series landcruiser (pick up form)  would tick absolutely every box for me. Proper 4.2L engine- engineered to easily tow 3.5t (I’m not convinced with any of the other uk pickups on the market at the moment despite their claims). But I doubt I could afford one- think they’re north of £40k!

You never know Matt, once we’re out of Europe they may see sense and start to import them!?
Fully agree with you!
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3 hours ago, liam wells said:

but its  nothing like the old defender this just looks like a range rover sport

 

Well I was never a fan of the old defender anyway.

 

I just need something that looks nice to take the kids to school

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4 hours ago, Mark Bolam said:

I know the 4x4 market is all geared towards Chelsea tractor bling these days, but there would still be a big market for a tough, simple, powerful not too many frills pick up, surely?

I can't believe not one of the manufacturers has looked at this.

There are still enough people out there who need a proper working vehicle to make it viable.

 

This and a few other threads has helped me realise that not everyone wants a leather lined chromed up poncemobile with a 1.2l engine tweaked to 200bhp with 300 ECUs.

This is the only utilitarian truck that I know of on the horizon and it electric! 

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1 hour ago, Commando said:


You never know Matt, once we’re out of Europe they may see sense and start to import them!?
Fully agree with you!

NOT looking good, unless we somehow get an election.

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