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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AHDB winding down horticulture and potatoes operations as Ministerial decision awaited

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AHDB has announced yesterday it is winding down significant activities on behalf of the horticulture and potatoes sectors.

While still awaiting a decision on the future by Ministers in England, Scotland and Wales, AHDB wants to reassure levy payers their views have been heard following recent ballots in the two sectors.

AHDB is now stopping programmes of work that could be restarted in the future by grower associations, individual growers or the supply chain. This work includes for example, export market access and promotional international trade event work, consumer marketing campaigns and market pricing and insight information. AHDB will continue to deliver limited emergency work on pests and diseases, including the Extension of Authorisation for Minor Use (EAMU)’s and some...
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