The brand new Land Rover Defender would possibly carry the identical name as its predecessor, on the opposite hand it’s a diverse extra or less car. It’s aiming for a wider remit, while composed being sizable at the total inclined mud-plugging Landie shenanigans.
With that in mind, we had been never awaiting Land Rover to hack off the rear of the brand new Defender to compose a use-up truck workhorse. The British firm would possibly appropriate make one, though, judging by some very stable hints by Defender project head Cut Collins.
In accordance to High Tools, he acknowledged of a use-up Defender: “It is structurally that you just’ll be ready to take into consideration…And there is ask”. He concluded, “We obtained’t commentary on future plans…But glimpse this residence”. Somewhat telling, no?
A Defender use-up, as imagined above by X-Tomi compose, would sit down nicely alongside the hardtop business model of the auto (below) Land Rover printed in 2019. This extra efficient, coil-sprung model of the Defender proves LR is composed attracted to this extra utilitarian corner of the market, even the bulk of the final volume will be in swankier passenger derivatives.
One factor that will be nudging Land Rover in direction of bolstering the extra helpful discontinue of the Defender fluctuate is the Ineos Grenadier. The Magna Steyr-developed car intends to retain on the put the former one left off (it doesn’t even ogle that diverse to the staunch deal), and yes, there’ll be a use-up model.