According to the carmaker, the Land Rover Defender 130 can accommodate eight passengers without compromising the off-roading capabilities of the SUV. The Land Rover 130 gets rich equipment and mild-hybrid engines.
Talking about the design of the new Defender 130, it has the same design as the Land Rover 110 but the length of the SUV has been increased by 340 mm. Measuring 5,358mm long overall, it is slightly longer than the BMW X7 and Mercedes-Benz G-Class. The wheelbase of the SUV remains the same at 3022 mm but the extended length, however, has reduced the departure angle of the SUV as compared to the five-seater model.
The boot capacity of the new Defender 130 has also been increased to 2291 litres with the second and third-row seats folded. The 5-seater variant of the Defender 130 has a storage capacity of 1232 litres. The Defender 130 will be available in 5 trims – S, SE, X-Dynamic SE, X, and First Edition. On the new Defender 130, a fresh colour palette is being offered, including the new Sedona Red colour scheme, which will remain exclusive to the new Defender 130.
Moving on to the inside, the biggest change is of course the inclusion of third-row seating. The new Defender 130 will get a panoramic sunroof as standard and from what we could see from the pictures, the sunroof extends to the third row. Coming to the creature comfort features, the SUV gets dedicated air-con vents for each row and there’s an optional exclusive 4-zone automatic climate control system. There’s also a dedicated button at the back to control the air suspension so that the luggage can be loaded easily.
The interior design features new colour and material options, the Defender 130 comes as standard with the largest, 11.4-inch curved touchscreen in Land Rover’s portfolio, running the latest generation of the firm’s Pivi Pro software. An air purification system makes its debut on the SUV along with other standard features.
Land Rover Defender 130: Engine and Transmission
Talking about the engine, the new Defender 130 gets two mild-hybrid engine options. The P400 mild-hybrid Ingenium six-cylinder petrol, delivering a power of 400 bhp of power and a torque of 550 Nm. The other option includes the D300 Ingenium 6-cylinder turbo-diesel engine which puts out 300 bhp of power and 650 Nm of torque. surprisingly, the Land Rover isn’t offering a V8 engine option in the new 130.
Both of the engines are mated with an 8-speed ZF automatic transmission. The terrain response system comes as standard on the SUV.
Land Rover Defender 130: How much will it cost?
The new Defender 130 has been priced at £73,895 (about 72,17,396 at current exchange rates).
Land Rover Defender 130: When will it come to India
The Defender 130 has been revealed for International markets. We expect Land Rover to introduce the 130 in India sometime in 2023.
Land Rover Defender 130: Rivals
When launched in India, the new Defender 130 with the BMW X7, Mercedes-Benz G-Class, Audi Q7 and Jeep Wrangler.