It has been more than three years since the legendary nameplate was discontinued. The legendary SUV is considered to be one of the most iconic off-road vehicles of all time. During all those years of production, it has never been changed in terms of styling, so its look definitely seemed outdated.
The company now works on the all-new model, which won’t stick so closely to the original in terms of styling. We are about to see a completely new styling approach and latest reports suggest that the new model will also get its pickup truck version. Considering the current situation on the market and rising popularity of light trucks, this seems like a natural move. Expect to see a lot of interesting design solutions, including some chassis tweaks and much more.
2019 Land Rover Defender Pickup Truck Design
In terms of the base design characteristics, the new truck will rely on the upcoming new-generation Defender SUV. We are about to see some significant improvements, in different aspects. One of the most important is a new platform. According to the latest reports, the new 2019 Land Rover Defender Pickup Truck will ride on an all-aluminum architecture, which will provide significant weight savings but also keep a very high level of rigidity. Compared to the SUV version, we could see few differences.
One of them is a wheelbase length. In order to provide enough space for passengers, as well as a decent bed size, we will probably see a stretched version of the new platform. The 2019 Land Rover Defender Pickup Truck will most likely come with two rows of seating. A single-row regular cab-like layout doesn’t seem so likely, considering the fact that this will be a luxury pickup truck.
2019 Land Rover Defender Pickup Truck Styling and Interior Design
In terms of styling, we expect to see something completely new from Land Rover. It will share design language with the upcoming SUV version, which won’t have too many things in common with the original. Also, the company announces that the new Defender won’t have too many similarities with DC100, which is a concept from three years ago, which was seen as a new Defender.
So, we will still have to wait to see the final layout of two new model. However, once the new SUV arrives, we won’t have any doubt about the pickup truck version and its styling. Same goes for the interior design. As well already mentioned, the new model should feature two rows of seating. This will be a luxury-class pickup truck, so expect to see a hi-end materials quality, as well as a pretty long list of gadgetry and other features, safety and driver-assistance features etc.
2019 Land Rover Defender Pickup Truck Engines
We have no doubt that the new 2019 Land Rover Defender Pickup Truck will come with multiple engine options. When it comes to gasoline versions, we expect to see JLR’s new Ingenium units in the offer. There is a new 2.0-liter inline-four gasoline engine, which comes in two output variants. The base version is good for about 237 horsepower and 251 pound-feet of torque, while the more powerful variant delivers 286 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque.
On the other side, diesel lineup should consist of a familiar 2.2-liter engine, which also comes in two output variants, with either 150 or 190 horses.
All models should come with a new 9-speed automatic transmission.
When will 2019 Land Rover Defender Pickup Truck arrive?
The new Defender SUV is in the late stage of development and should come soon. Once it hits the market, we will know more details about 2019 Land Rover Defender Pickup Truck release date.
How much will 2019 Land Rover Defender Pickup Truck cost?
This will be a luxury pickup truck, so expect a pretty high price tag for this segment. Most likely the base 2019 Land Rover Defender Pickup Truck price will go somewhere between 35.000 and 40.000 dollars.