We are all eagerly waiting to see the new version of the legendary SUV, but the latest news suggests we are about to see its pickup version as well. The legendary SUV has been around for decades. It is the brand’s most iconic model by far. For all these years, it has been used for all kinds of purposes, thanks to its amazing off-road characteristics. Still, it is time for something new.
According to the latest reports, we are about to see some radical changes. The new generation will turn into a crossover. With the new unibody design, we will see a more road-oriented model, which will also feature a completely new look.
Besides new SUV, the company works on its pickup truck version as well. We still don’t know exact details, but it is almost certain that the new model will come next year.
2019 Land Rover Defender Pickup Truck design
Speaking of design characteristics, we must rely on rumors for now. The new model will be closely related to the new SUV version. Moreover, these two models will be identical in terms of mechanics and share many visual details as well.
In terms of mechanics, the company works on a new chassis, which will be used for both of these models. As we already mentioned, the new model will feature a car-like, unibody architecture. It seems a little bit unusual, especially when we talk about one of the most iconic nameplates among SUVs of all time.
The new truck should be something like Honda Ridgeline, a truck that combines solid capabilities with excellent comfort. For now, we know that the new model will come in a single-cab version for sure. Eventually, some double-cab and even crew-cab versions should come as well.
2019 Land Rover Defender Pickup Truck styling and interior design
This is the most intriguing thing about the new generation of the legendary SUV, as well as of this new truck. The 2019 Land Rover Defender Pickup Truck will certainly share design language with the new SUV. Still, we don’t know how it will look like. We can presume that no matter what company does new styling will be dividing, considering the pedigree. On the other side, the interior design will look far more modern for sure, compared to the original SUV. We are about to see a stylish dashboard, full of various kinds of new technologies, as well as new materials, trims etc.
2019 Land Rover Defender Pickup Truck engines
When it comes to powertrain, we have no doubt that the upcoming truck will use some of the familiar units from this British manufacturer. The 2019 Land Rover Defender Pickup Truck will probably come with three engines in the offer.
The base model will feature some of the gasoline units, probably a V6 engine. There is a supercharged 3.0-liter unit, which could be an excellent choice for this pickup. It delivers around 340 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque.
On the other side, expect two diesel engines in the offer. One of them would be a familiar 2.0-liter inline-four Ingenium engine with 240 horsepower and 370 pound-feet of torque.
Finally, we could see Ford’s 3.0-liter unit in the offer as well. This engine is good for about 250 horsepower and 440 pound-feet of torque.
When it comes to transmission, we expect to see the company’s familiar 8-speed automatic gearbox.
2019 Land Rover Defender Pickup Truck release date
It is still early to speculate about the release date. Most likely, we will see SUV version and then this truck. The 2019 Land Rover Defender Pickup Truck will most likely come in the second half of the next year.