It's not a copy or a resurrection despite its similarity to a previously well-known and cherished icon. It is in fact a brand new vehicle from the ground up. LR said they couldn't make the old Defender conform to Euro safety legislation requirements, but it looks as though someone else could, and has done, although it required a complete redesign.
The vehicle is still very much in the prototype stage but today's presentation was very welcome and shows what it will look like when it goes on sale late next year.
Although there was no extreme off roading here, there were a few testing climbs and descents. Very impressive. I liked it, I'll write more shortly. And, yes it does pass the dead sheep test.