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Excel620
13-01-2006, 10:44 PM
Sadly as part of the deal that helped LDV recover the old models have been canned.

Tony
14-01-2006, 02:41 PM
How many where they still making?

Excel620
14-01-2006, 02:52 PM
Just the Maxus now

Tony
14-01-2006, 03:35 PM
OK. I'll re-phrase that. How many Pilot's and Convoy's were they turning out before the crash.

Excel620
15-01-2006, 12:22 AM
Convoy about 3-4,000, mainly special vehicles, Minibus, council speced vehicle.

Pilot had dropped to a trickle.

The Convoy Special Vehicle variants were good business, and I am surprised they have dropped it before all the chassis cab versions/minibus of Maxus are ready to step in.

The Express Valeter
15-01-2006, 12:47 AM
Pilot had dropped to a trickle.


Hardly supprising really since it"s been around since about 1976 & barely changed. Is there not a replacement for it?

Excel620
15-01-2006, 01:27 AM
There were meant to be two basic models of maxus when it was developed with Daewoo in the late 1990's. I think only the larger one has made the cut. So no I don't think Pilot has a direct replacement as such.

It had changed more than you might think since 1975, but I know what you mean!

Lord Sward
15-01-2006, 02:47 PM
Another nail in the BL coffin. Is there anything BL left now that the Freelander has all but ceased production?

I'm really tempted to buy a Pilot at the moment, but there is a SD1 catching my eye. This is the first time in over 8 years I've been without a van since vandals destroyed my Maestro van a few months ago.