Land Rover Defender pickup coming in 2017


As Land Rover continues to wrestle about what to do with the next Defender, it throws into question the future of Land Rover’s hauler.

Now, a report from What Car? is claiming that we’ll see a new Defender-based pickup in 2017, and that it will rival Volkswagen’s Amarok.

What Car? spoke with Gerry McGovern, Land Rover’s design boss, who indicated that a pickup will join the Defender’s replacement, but only after more conventional five- and seven-passenger SUVs are launched.

Unlike the current Defender pickup, this new model would follow more of a luxury theme as well, although just how luxurious Land Rover could go without alienating the rough-and-tumble bunch that value the Defender’s spartan nature remains unclear.






Image Credit: Land Rover
News Source: What Car?, Motor Trend


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