You may have read our previous Land Rover Wish List and the following update. Fortunately, many of our wishes have come true over the past several months — or are destined to come true in the foreseeable future. So, we're here with another installment of our Land Rover Wish List with five new entries that range from the reconciliation of the DC100 with its history to the return of Land Rover to competitive expedition-style events.
Our stance on the DC100 concepts has been rather neutral. This is mostly due to the fact that we are not sure we would have pegged the DC100 as a Defender replacement by appearance alone. The bottom line is that we have been quick to point out the criticism the concept has faced, but have talked little about why the DC100 makes sense for Land Rover, until now.
Autocar.co.uk broke the news earlier this week that the long-wheelbase Defender will reportedly live on until 2017, if not longer. Land Rover cited statutory exemptions with making the Defender viable past the previous 2015 deadline. The company has already announced that it will equip the Defender with the company’s EU6-compliant 2.2L diesel engine, which itself went a long way toward upping the Defender’s longevity.
Even though our 2006 LR3 is more than capable of tackling just about anything our Wisconsin winters can throw at it, this evening we added a 1990 Toro 824 snowblower to the RoverGuide garage. While perusing YouTube for videos of snowblowers, our attention span drifted from people clearing driveways with Ariens and Toros to people motoring around in the snow with Land Rovers.
Back in June we published a Land Rover Wish List. Surprisingly enough, nearly all of our wishes have come true to one extent or another. Or rather, Land Rover has hinted that they will come true in the future. It's still impossible to say with 100% certainty that some of these items will come to pass, but the prospects are looking good. From diesels to the DC100, here is our update.