Land Rover may well, but will not develop its own pickupApril 8, 2020
Earlier it was reported that the British brand could well create a pickup based on the new generation of the legendary SUV Defender. But it turns out the company will not do this.
It was rumored that Land Rover could build a pickup based on the next-generation Defender SUV, but back in November last year, these assumptions were “shattered” by a senior insider from the company. An unnamed source said then that the new five-door Defender is already quite practical.
A new report from Autocar confirms the plans of the British manufacturer to abandon the idea of creating a truck based on Defender. It is reported that the five-door pickup is “technically possible” to build on the D7x platform, but this does not make sense because Land Rover is not an “expert in the commercial pickup market.”
Earlier leaked documents showed that, in addition to the 90 and 110 trim levels, Land Rover intends to release a larger version of the SUV, which will be designated 130. Also, versions of the model with the possibility of removing the roof will also be available.
It is known that the new generation of the Defender SUV in version 110 will have an initial price tag of $ 49,000. Two-door performance Defender 90 is estimated at least 65,100 dollars.
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