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Old 29th March 2010, 17:48   #16
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I dont think this ever was put on a production line but rather a 1-off sky's-the-limit project.
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That is 70% more expensive than Bowler Wildcat (world's best 4WD offroader), I don't know how they can justify that price.

I guess we are just going to have to sling a few more lines of code to buy one. I don't think they are too worried about justifying the price. Apparently they have already had success with their FJ type vehicles. I am really impressed with the way this guy goes about his business in the film clip above. Just like a good...dare I say it...computer programmer. I hope those M&M engineer types see this.

It certainly is a clean design.

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The price is not justified. definitely.

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Old 30th March 2010, 06:00   #19
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That is 70% more expensive than Bowler Wildcat (world's best 4WD offroader), I don't know how they can justify that price.
The bowler wildcat is always in your radar isn't it. It is now called the QT wildcat ever since Bowler sold it to QT services.
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I dont think this ever was put on a production line but rather a 1-off sky's-the-limit project.
This a 10 car production run (if you can it production run).
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I built a Jeep. The I realised I need to associate it with a Jeep for it to be a Jeep! Voila! C'est la 340!!
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No doubt that this must be a very capable off-roader but as others have said $85 big ones do not justify, whatever it maybe.

I think that another discussion exists in some other thread too.
Anyways if all this were to be done up here in India, I mean a very capable engine, suspension, rollcage, gearbox and transfer case something like what's been done on Arjuns Zuk, I recon that the entire thing should be sub 10 lacs which comes to 25000 USD, much better value for money!!!

Right or wrong???
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No doubt that this must be a very capable off-roader but as others have said $85 big ones do not justify, whatever it maybe.

I think that another discussion exists in some other thread too.
Anyways if all this were to be done up here in India, I mean a very capable engine, suspension, rollcage, gearbox and transfer case something like what's been done on Arjuns Zuk, I recon that the entire thing should be sub 10 lacs which comes to 25000 USD, much better value for money!!!

Right or wrong???
Right! Under 8 lac, methinks.
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No doubt that this must be a very capable off-roader but as others have said $85 big ones do not justify, whatever it maybe.

I think that another discussion exists in some other thread too.
Anyways if all this were to be done up here in India, I mean a very capable engine, suspension, rollcage, gearbox and transfer case something like what's been done on Arjuns Zuk, I recon that the entire thing should be sub 10 lacs which comes to 25000 USD, much better value for money!!!

Right or wrong???
quite true. I admit that 85k $ for this jeep is exhorbitant but then fact also happens that this is a totally new jeep under the body tub. the chassis too. this is coil over springs with 24" articulation on each wheel.

what it could cost to build one here? well, thats a good point to speculate. can we start putting out thoughts on that now?
considering the fact that this is a coil over suspension.
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Video worth watching

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Video worth watching
the same video is already there in the post 2 of this thread. although I don't mind watching it again
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ICON 4X4 is founded by Jonathan Ward and his work on the CJ3B is astonishing.
Cool Jeep but I did not like the grill. He should have retained the original.

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It's from their ECO tec range launched in 2000, in their SMALL cars. the engine family ranges from1.8L to 2.4 L, It's done with help from Opel and was worked upon by Lotus used in cars like Cobalt,cavalier,Neon ,etc also used By Holden in Australia and Opel in Europe.
The engine is versatile enough to go from a NA to turbo to even supercharged with same block.
A 2.0L engine with supercharger is used the US spec Aerial Atom. producing 300BHP

The 2.4L comes with VVT to improve the figures.Hnece the Power outputs.
The cars are classified as small only in the US. For us they are quite big. BTW Dinar, congrats on your Senior Bhpian status.
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Old 4th July 2010, 12:39   #27
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Default CJ3B from Icon USA

Have you seen the CJ3B from Icon? Check out this link

this page has the specs and there is a 5mb pdf brochure filled with some great pics.

Now if only our friendly neighbourhood M&M could figure a level of product engineering, quality and vision to deliver something like this!

Enjoy!

some pics from their website:-
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CJP,

Isn't it a Mini Monster CJ3B (like a monster truck)? The anti rollbars are humongous.
And everything looks wise makes me think it is best for 'crawling' over rockies.

Thanks for the pics
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The DOG has been featured in this section earlier with a full video commercial demo. The cost is formidable, suppose Mahindra does manufacture it... how many are willing to (DOG priced around 60 000$) pay the price of about Rs. 28 lakhs?
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The founder of this company lives his dream.

@fazalaliadil sir, part of the 28L goes to the welders in LA, right? ICON may be paying them $6K per month.

M&M can (and it should) maintain a high-performance, select, made-to-order portfolio for those who can afford it. A scaled-down Lexus division. IMO.

Unfortunately it lacks the vision of this man, Mr Jonathan Ward.
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