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

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"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

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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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Growers and agronomists now face the dilemma of an early application to remove competition from emerged wild oats, or holding off to allow more weeds to germinate.

Syngenta grassweeds technical manager, Georgina Wood, urges Axial Pro treatment as soon as conditions allow, once weeds are actively growing.

“That offers the chance to control wild oats more cost effectively at lower rates, whilst there is still the flexibility to tailor application rates up to 0.82 l/ha for larger or over wintered weeds and difficult situations.

“The variability of crops and situations this season means decisions for appropriate Axial Pro rates and application techniques will need to be made on a field-by-field basis,” she advised.

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