Land Rover is to include commercial vehicles within its new family of Defender models.

The brand says the new version of its legendary off-roader will boast a payload of up to 900kg, a towing capacity of 3.5t and a wading depth of up to 900mm. It claims the Defender range will be available with diesel, petrol, mild hybrid and plug-in electric powertrains.

Land Rover says the Defender Commercial will be offered in two versions from 2020 with guide pricing starting at £35,000, excluding VAT.

During development testing, Land Rover claims prototypes covered almost 750,000 miles across harsh environments, ranging from the 50° heat of the desert and sub-40° cold of the Arctic to altitudes of 10,000ft in the Rocky Mountains in Colorado.

Production of the previous Defender ended in January 2016.