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RogB



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Stuartc wrote:
Actually that’s quite an easy question to answer.
In the case of the surround camera system the most logical reason they didn’t offer it on the MY13 facelift is the cost to redesign the plug system which allows the electrical to get through the front doors to the door modules. Because of the design, which really goes back pre 2007 there was no allowance to pass the HSD lines through without a complete redesign of plugs and door frames. I know this as I had to come up with an alternative solution, which I did ☺️
Even though L359 has the hardware and software some things were not feasible to change mid life.
But for me just means scratching the head and coming up with a work around.



so even though at lot of the software and hardware was changed on the MY13 to match the Evoque which had had these options (included BSM) from its 2011 launch, they couldnt redesign the connectors etc to allow these options ? still seems crazy to me when they did such a major electrical facelift at that point but oh well... im away from FL2 now and into a mid range Discovery 4 and after that who knows Rolling Eyes 2011 D4 XS 8 speed - Orkney Grey, 2014 front end facelift, black pack
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Vanny



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RogB wrote:
still seems crazy to me when they did such a major electrical facelift at that point


JLR didn't intend to can the FL2 when they did, hence the major architecture uplift 1.5/2 years before end of production.

The FL2 was meant to run into at least 2016 if not 2017, but the demand for the Evoque was through the roof, and the margins on an Evoque far greater. Part of the preferable margins was that Evoque customers where happy to pay a handsome premium for a lot of these features Stu has retrofit, that I don't think Freelander customers would have paid for.

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