I couldn't agree more with this as its been on my mind since the start of this charade. I gotta believe that it would be a pretty bad decision to forgo the iconic front bonnet/wing design among others..after all, it's this type of DNA that ties to loyality and sales. I believe it's under there.I remain convinced that key style elements like the hood/flat fender and wheel arch's will remain. This is in the same vein as the Range Rover's hood and roofline which remain design features today.
^^This^^ As owners/enthusiasts it's easy for us to get wrapped around the axles in all things Defender but the fact remains the US will essentially be a new market for the Defender. They got some rugged trails ahead to blaze for a taste of that pie, in this segment anyway. Neverthless it will be interesting to watch....They've been gone for so long they're all but forgotten in the American mind.
i would own a roxor. i am fairly sure there are ways it could be plated and driven as a car in many states. add some cosmetic backdating to make it more vintage jeep. would be fantastic.
What aspect? The rear door and large rear side windows?While it was designed around a minimalist style, at least the design cues have similar lines do the D1.
they have that disclaimer to absolve themselves. but, ways to get it done. the most expedient maybe with a vintage jeep VIN. not much different than the 2015 puma defender tagged as a 1985 trick going around. or a brand new cobra replica titled as a 1965.
IS ROXOR STREET LEGAL?
This is an off-road vehicle only, therefore it is NOT legal for use on any public street or highway. The ROXOR was designed and engineered to comply with off-highway vehicle standards such as those promulgated by ANSI/ROHVA (American National Standards Institute/Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association), the premier member organization charged with setting forth stringent safety rules for vehicles like our ROXOR Side-by-Side. The “off-road only” nature of ROXOR also keeps the price point well below those of street legal SUVs and 4x4s.
Plus, Jeep has filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission. I imagine it's an intellectual property complaint over "trade dress".
Alright, Blue, I'll humor ya...What aspect? The rear door and large rear side windows?
Currently own a ‘96 D1 and do not see much resemblance.
Sure lots of things are possible if you break the law. And I guess some States like Montana are pretty loose with the regulations. I would think there would be a problem insuring a rig like this. Personally, there's no way I'd take one on the highway. But there are communities that allow UTV's and golf-cart-like vehicles on 25 mph roads.they have that disclaimer to absolve themselves. but, ways to get it done. the most expedient maybe with a vintage jeep VIN. not much different than the 2015 puma defender tagged as a 1985 trick going around. or a brand new cobra replica titled as a 1965.
Apparently Jeep has gotten some traction. 'will be interesting to see how this plays out.i also understand the lawsuit/complaint to be headed nowhere. mahindra has an agreement from the 1950s, which had no expiration date, to produce jeep vehicles. kind of like santana/LR.
Thx for the side by side pics.Alright, Blue, I'll humor ya...