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Land Rover News: Rumorpile: Land Rover Goes Truckin

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William Maley

Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com

December 8, 2013

Land Rover is reportedly working on a pickup version of the new Defender. What Car? has learned from the brand's design head, Gerry McGovern that the new variation will be a ‘premium’ product to compete with the likes of the Volkswagen Amarok. Sources say the truck will be offered in a crew cab and boast best-in-class off-road capacity thanks in part to a permanent four-wheel drive system.

McGovern says the truck could go on sale as early as 2017, a year after the new Defender goes on sale.

Source: What Car?

William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at william.maley@cheersandgears.com or you can follow him on twitter at @realmudmonster.


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I read that the next Defender was going to be unitized and FWD based. If this is true it will make a subpar bases for a pickup!

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I read that the next Defender was going to be unitized and FWD based. If this is true it will make a subpar bases for a pickup!

Seriously doubt it: the Defender is JLR's hard-core off roader and I expect it to remain so.

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So, I have been writing up informational pages for our site and posting versions of the information on Squidoo as a kind of sandbox. Please cechk out the post and let me know if anything should be added or edited or if you have any other comments before it goes live on the site: http://www.squidoo.com/land-rover-a-brief-history-of-the-brand


Thanks for any help you can offer!


Mike

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