The forthcoming 2022 Land Rover Defender Pickup Truck is coming to the markets next year. According to the latest reports, Land Rover plans to introduce a luxury pickup truck, based on the Defender SUV. Of course, the pickup truck will have to depart from its SUV sibling, but two models will wear the same and recognizable design language.
At this moment, we saw a couple of renderings, which isn’t a reliable source, but something is better than nothing. Whatsoever, this model is not confirmed yet. Still, the most reliable sources are strongly suggesting this new model, described as the adventurous and luxurious pickup truck.
2022 Defender Pickup Truck Design
The brand-new 2022 Land Rover Defender Pickup Truck will be a four-door model, based on the Defender 130 model with a longer wheelbase. Moreover, the pickup truck variant will ride on the same platform as the Defender SUV, which isn’t surprising. On the other hand, the truck will be slightly longer and more aggressive. We like the idea, especially after the latest rendering images.
The renderings are showing a very modern truck with a similar front fascia as the SUV. However, Defender Pickup Truck wears a revised grille that looks wider. The headlights are the same, just like the taillights in the back. Land Rover will provide new wheels and a bed, but we can’t say how long the bed is.
Interior Looks Modern and Premium
The interior of the 2022 Land Rover Defender Pickup Truck will also borrow a lot of things from the Defender SUV. Again, this is the most logical outcome and there is no need for delivering something new. Land Rover is a well-known brand that offers premium interiors with a lot of tech and a high level of comfort. This pickup will be no different, and we also expect a lot of cabin space.
We don’t know which cabin configurations will become available, but one setup with five occupants will certainly happen. Tech-wise, the pickup truck version also offers a 10-inch touchscreen, a new infotainment system, and the latest safety aids. There will be a couple of trim levels, so a panoramic roof, larger displays, and more premium upholstery will be standard in the range-topping model.
This is where Land Rover could surprise us. Newest reports are suggesting a new engine for the 2022 Land Rover Defender Pickup Truck. You can find a lot of stuff on the internet, and even the plug-in hybrid powertrain is rumored. The Defender SUV comes with a 2.0-liter engine that develops 295 hp and 250 lb-ft of torque.
However, a 3.0-liter turbo-six engine makes more sense as it generates 395 horsepower and 405 lb-ft of twisting power. This is still a mystery, but Land Rover will surely reveal all of the details in the coming months.
Land Rover Defender Pickup Truck Price, Release Date
As for the price, the new 2022 Land Rover Defender Pickup Truck will cost closer to $40,000. This is another mystery, so there’s no point in discussing the truck’s price. This price is an experts’ prediction, but we do know the pickup truck will go on sale in the first half of 2022.