New Landrover Pick-Up.........maybe.

"Land Rover cancelled plans to turn the new Defender into a pickup truck, but the manufacturer may be softening its position and planning a new open-back variant.

Before the Defender was launched last year, Land Rover was working on plans to create a pickup variant. However, while the Defender arrived as an SUV in short and medium wheelbase versions, the pickup option was quietly dropped.

Traditionally, pickups are constructed in a body-on-frame method, sitting the cabin and load bed on a strong ladder chassis. However, the Defender is a monocoque design, where the chassis and body become a single structural unit, which introduces complications when altering the shape of the body.

According to Autocar reports, Jaguar Land Rover’s executive director of vehicle programmes, Nick Collins, has confirmed that “there were no structural limitations” to building a Defender pickup, and that “you can make a pick-up from a monocoque.”

Not only is the project technically feasible, but Collins confirmed that “there is customer demand” for a pickup model."


Would you buy one ?
 

D14

Member
"Land Rover cancelled plans to turn the new Defender into a pickup truck, but the manufacturer may be softening its position and planning a new open-back variant.

Before the Defender was launched last year, Land Rover was working on plans to create a pickup variant. However, while the Defender arrived as an SUV in short and medium wheelbase versions, the pickup option was quietly dropped.

Traditionally, pickups are constructed in a body-on-frame method, sitting the cabin and load bed on a strong ladder chassis. However, the Defender is a monocoque design, where the chassis and body become a single structural unit, which introduces complications when altering the shape of the body.

According to Autocar reports, Jaguar Land Rover’s executive director of vehicle programmes, Nick Collins, has confirmed that “there were no structural limitations” to building a Defender pickup, and that “you can make a pick-up from a monocoque.”

Not only is the project technically feasible, but Collins confirmed that “there is customer demand” for a pickup model."


Would you buy one ?
No. A double cab 110 pickup would be well over £50,000. That’s just silly.
 

Swarfmonkey

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Location
Hampshire
XL spec Ranger crew cab is what, £28k all in? Can't see sensible people walking past one of those to get to a Pretender, sorry, Defender, that's going to cost at least £20k more.

Might sell to the monied "lifestyle" types though.
 

Andrew

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Huntingdon, UK
Customer demand? Bet it's only for style.

If I wanted a proper 'Farmers' working vehicle, I think an Ibex might be worth a second look.
 
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