Land Rover will release the Defender pickup

Land Rover will release the Defender pickup

February 16, 2021 0 By autotimesnews

About this with reference to the Executive Director of Land Rover Nick Collins reports Autocar.

Shortly before the premiere of the Land Rover Defender SUV, it became known that the British automaker was planning to release a pickup based on the new model. However, the company has given up on this idea so far. According to Collins, there are no prerequisites for the final abandonment of the pickup, as such. In addition, recently we have seen a tendency to produce just such cars, remember at least the Hyundai Santa Cruz or the new Ford Maverick.

Note that the creation of a pickup truck based on an SUV would not have caused problems for Land Rover. Yes, large American pickups are frame cars, and the Defender has a monocoque body, but the above models are quite capable of transporting goods with a similar design.

The engine range of the Defender base pickup can include all the powertrain options that Land Rover currently has. Recall that the current models of the brand are equipped with a 2-liter turbo engine, a hybrid power plant based on a 2-liter turbo engine, a 3-liter inline “six”, an in-line 6-cylinder diesel engine and even a supercharged V8.