Well, I don't really know. The only Land Rover model that sells pretty well here is the Discovery, and I probably see a lot of them only because I live 10 miles away from the biggest dealer in the country I guess.
I don't think Ford would kill the Bronco off because of the Land Rover, but I do think they may bring the Defender back to the U.S., rather than develop a whole new "Wrangler fighter." That would be the logical thing to do.
The Bronco would be more powerful, larger, cheaper, and more likely to be used off road than any vehicle produced by LR, except maybe the upcoming small SUV.
The Bronco would still be larger, cheaper, and more powerful though, even in that situation.
I hardly ever see a Defender with a speck of mud on it here, and never a Discovery or Range Rover at all! I'm sure that all of the vehicles produced by LR are adroit off-road, but they almost never get used that way.
(The Defender is a CLASSIC OFF-ROADER in my opinion , and should be used that way, instead of being driven around Boston by preppies, dot com yuppies, and cell-phone-using soccer moms as an "around town vehicle." It pisses me off when I see that. :mad: )
People who buy broncos need to tow boats, campers, and even race-car trailers on occasion, so a LR wouldn't appeal to them because of its lack of high towing capacity.
When you get down to it, both Land Rovers and Broncos are fine vehicles.
That's just my $ .02 though.
1985 Bronco XLT, 351, 4bbl, C-6, Ford 9"rear
1982 Lincoln Mark VI, 302, EFI