My brother is a who is a Land Rover master tech went to Land rover school in California recently. The instructor who is from the factory in England said that they the new defender is likely going to come out in 5 versions (pick up, SUV, etc) and that it will definitely look like a defender (not a dc100) Though it most likely will no longer have solid axles.
The instructor said its funny to be in one part of a high tech factory where there is robots building range rovers then walk through a curtain and see guys beating defenders together with mallets and wrenches by hand. It's like going back in time. Put me down for a new crew cab pick up!