Originally posted by Big Block Ford
It seems as if the whole of the range already goes up against Ford's own products but maybe it's a case of taking more share of the cake from the others such as Nissan ,toyota ,Honda etc.
I agree. I even thought it might impact on what Ford US SUV program might include in the future, but so far that hasn't happened.
LandRover have always hung their hat on have REAL off road ability. When it comes to the Rangie I don't really understand why that is still the case. Guess it is tradition. Since Ford acquired Land Rover they don't really have a car in the X5 segment. To me the R7 has that potential, but now Land Rover are saying we are going to do this ourselves and break tradition.
I think the R7 is going to be aimned at people that have XR8s in the garage.
But in Australia I think they need to try and get the 4x4 sector as well. Unlike the US where SUVs rule, it is real 4x4s that are the go out here. I reckon Ford are betting in a swing towards the softer type and I hope they are right.
Just in the Ford stable, can anyone explain how the R7 will impact on the explorer in Aus?