LR Defender Double Cab in New Bond Film

Land Rover Defender Double Cab in New Bond Film
By Dave Lee

James Bond and Aston Martin go hand in hand. In the upcoming Bond adventure — "Skyfall," which premieres in the U.S. on Nov. 9 — you'll definitely see the iconic DB5, but the film's opening sequence will show off the Land Rover Defender double cab pickup.

At the 2012 Paris Motor Show, Jaguar Land Rover displayed one of the Defenders used in the movie, and the truck is on display this month at Harrods in London. (See the video here.) In all, Jaguar Land Rover provided 77 vehicles for use both on-screen and as production support.

Land Rover Defender Double Cab in New Bond Film

"The iconic Land Rover Defender is recognized around the world for its rugged appeal, and the Range Rover is the pinnacle of SUV luxury and capability. Both vehicles are renowned as examples of excellence in British design and engineering,” Global Brand Director for Land Rover John Edwards said in a statement.

The next new Defender is being planned for the U.S. once development of that vehicle is complete, according to this article in The Washington Post. Some reports have the new Defender set as soon as the 2015 model year. The last time the Defender appeared in North America was for the 1997 model year.

We can assume if the new Jaguar Land Rover owners (India's Tata Motors) wants to make the new Defender as popular worldwide as the previous generation was, we can expect quite a few variations off the same Defender platform. And given that Land Rover has already shown quite a few versions of Gerry McGovern's DC100 concepts, we should have a pretty good idea of what to expect. 

In the meantime, we can only hope a new Defender pickup truck would be as rough and tough as the one seen in the new James Bond movie. 

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Comments

As long as the all-new Land-Rover Defender has a two-speed dual range transfer case with manual center differential lock, and four-wheel electronic traction control, all will be right with the world.

The Defender’s four-wheel electronic traction control (4-ETC) is the best around. 4-ETC will give any axle locker a run for its money.

Why did they take the roll cage off that is in the trailer?
I like these "Utilitarian" LR's w/rooftop spare wheel.
Kinda reverse snobbery!
In a pinch, you can wash your clothes on the grill.

Looks better than any other new Land Rover !

Double cab,same with Toyota just sounds extremely stupid..Double Cab ,odd,just odd..I guess other brands took the good names.I will have a double double,if you are in Canada or Eastern U.S border States ya know what I mean,I a amm heading for a double double in my double cab and hope to find some double action tonight !! Double,Double..Double !!
Double cab,same with Toyota just sounds extremely stupid..Double Cab ,odd,just odd..I guess other brands took the good names.I will have a double double,if you are in Canada or Eastern U.S border States ya know what I mean,I a amm heading for a double double in my double cab and hope to find some double action tonight !! Double,Double..Double !!

I think Defenders are iconic, but why is it that nearly all of the "global" double-cab pickups have vestigial beds?

Some folks love to brag about the rated payload capacity, but with a bed that small, it would only be useful for hauling depleted uranium or gold... .

Anything less than a 6.5' bed is useless, IMHO. And yes, I have a couple of different trailers and a few acres of land, but I think that using a trailer is generally a PITA unless I need to.

Here are some Australian developed Landrovers. If I remember correctly they are powered by an Izuzu diesel.

Our military has quite a few of them in differing configurations, 4x4 and 6x6.

http://www.landroverclub.net/Club/HTML/Perentie.htm

@Dav
Here are some more Defender 6x6s that are configured as dump trucks to off road tour buses.

Very versitile vehicle, and they only have about 130hp.

http://www.remlr.com/perentie-civilian6x6.htm

Hopefully they will be available at a reasonable price
and as others have mentioned, have a larger than a two
foot bed. Such vehicles will be available, just not in the
U.S., if the current patterns hold true. The world gets the
trucks, America gets the soccer mommy versions.

@Dav,
A bit like the US, the DoubleCabs are used as "cars" as well. Good Off Road ability and a useful load. Seeing the Isuzu Twin ,of the Colorado has already clocked up 500,000 sales in Thailand alone ,since its release in September last year.
This company makes Bedliners for the D-Max and Triton in Thailand.
http://www.bizrice.com/upload/20111220/4X4_ACCESSORY_PARTS.jpg

Usage is different in Asia.Notice the "weight" abuse.
http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn192/edgel1109/14.jpg

http://www.all-thailand-exp.com/images/song_thaew.jpg

http://www.tatamotors.co.th/imgUpload/images/Xenon_Heavy_Duty_Diesel_1-11.jpg

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/--jrS6J-V6zc/TbU_fYM4ihI/AAAAAAAACOY/bKJzjKh7T-w/s1600/thai-pickup-truck.jpg

http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02033/thailand-floods-ca_2033572i.jpg

From Morocco
http://www.sabconsulting.webspace.virginmedia.com/images/morocco/20121011b9.JPG



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