Land rover drops a huge Defender pick-up truck hint

Do we want one? I do

Land Rover might be getting closer to their biggest reveal in a long time as they've recently confirmed that all options are on the table, including a potential pick-up truck offering to rival the Ford Ranger and the VW Amarok.

The company has said on numerous occasions that a 4X4 pick-up option would be "technically possible” but they haven't actually done anything about it so far. However, that may change soon because Nick Collins, JLR's executive director, recently suggested that a Defender pick-up truck will be built if “there is customer demand” enough to justify one.

"There are no structural limitations [and] you can make a pick-up from a monocoque," Collins said. "We always said the Defender would be a family". Most pick-ups you can buy today are actually based on vehicles with a separate chassis and body but should JLR build a pick-up truck (if and when they do), I guess they'd simply do whatever works best.

The Defender is priced and positioned in the mid-to-high end of the market, which is why a Defender pick-up would probably be targeting the US market. As things stand, the Defender is available as a 3-door SUV (90) or a 5-door SUV (110) but Land Rover will probably launch a 130 variant, with an extended rear load bay.

This is nothing new, we've seen open-backed variants for the original 90, 110 and even the previous gen. Defender (1990-2016), but it would certainly be exciting to find out what a pick-up based on the new Defender would look like.

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Comments (27)

  • Only if it’s offering the classic 130 utilitarian practicality. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

      11 days ago
    • this one on your photo looks smashing. I’d like one. classical jeepy lines, practicality, no-nonsense all terrain vehicle.

        10 days ago
  • Reminds me of the Suzuki X-90

      11 days ago
    • The rear line on the cab is very X-90

        10 days ago
    • Ha ha. As an old poof, I've had one of those. For some inexplicable reason there is no brake limiting valve to the rear brakes and you end up howling the tyres and going sideways if you have to brake hard. They were fitted with a miserably gutless...

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        10 days ago
  • Make it longer, add a V8 lift it and put a machine gun in the back. Then that will join the "league of 2 trucks that I actually respect" as the 3rd member.

      11 days ago
  • I’m not sure anyone needs this. Why reduce the practicality of your defender?

      11 days ago
    • Look at it to be improving the pick up🤷‍♂️😂

        11 days ago
    • Maybe but if they do this it probably needs to be a 130 not a 110.

        11 days ago
  • They should definetely make one cuz I imagine another Defender like body variant will sell no matter what.

    But I think they'll really need to make a big extension on the bed or I think itll look a bit disproprotionate...

    and pointless lmao

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