Land Rover Defender is a well-known crossover. But, in the future, it could be turned to the truck. Well, it will be more like another trim or borrow a concept to a car in another segment. Fans of the SUV don’t have to worry since they will see their favorite crossover in future. However, 2019 Land Rover Defender Pickup Truck is going to be a response to moves of the competition.
Mercedes, Lexus, Skoda, Audi… all these companies are working on their pickup concepts. Land Rover is a carmaker that has been in the top of the crossover range for 50 years. To be more competitive and recognizable to buyers, they will try to reach customers in other classes. The truck market is special and the British carmaker has a good base for start.
2019 Land Rover Defender Pickup Truck Concept
It is obvious that the 2019 Land Rover Defender Pickup Truck will be SUV-like. Many parts will be shared. The ute vehicle will borrow styling, interior, and drivetrains for its first edition. However, in future, the truck should develop its own design language and engines.
If we look up front, the 2019 Land Rover Defender Pickup Truck will be the same as the new Defender SUV. Its characteristic fascia is carried over to the truck. However, it looks nice and bold. Defender badge on the edge of the hood is a kind of trademark for this and most other Land Rover vehicles. Headlights, side mirrors, and even roof are totally the same as for its sibling.
It will be interesting to see what is in plans for the bed of the new Land Rover Defender Pickup Truck. For some fans, it seems pretty easy to turn back of the vehicle into the box. But, there are many other important factors to make a ride more comfortable and economical. This is tough market and every detail could be decisive. We believe Defender Truck will have at least two configurations of the bed. However, we still don’t know what will be the decision of designers.
Interior and Cab Configurations
To be competitive, the company will offer three cab configurations. Entry-level 2019 Land Rover Defender Pickup Truck will come with the 2-door layout. More space will be available with four-door configuration, and Land Rover will have two types – normal and shortened. Equipment in the truck will be pretty much the same as for the crossover.
2019 Land Rover Defender Pickup Truck Engines
We have to look at the engine lineup of the SUV and the same drivetrain come for a truck. The only option, so far, is a 2.2-l 4-cylinder diesel unit with the capability to deliver 120 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. Transmission is a 6-speed automatic.
When is 2019 Land Rover Defender Pickup Truck coming?
The answer to the question is still unknown. We can predict and guess, but the exact info is a secret and company chiefs are not ready to announce it. Few things are sure – idea is there, development has started, and the company must do it all fast to keep up with the competition. If rivals launch their models before 2019 Land Rover Defender Pickup Truck, it is a huge advantage. So, end of 2018, or first half of 2019 would be a perfect timing for a new Defender.