Land Rover’s eight-seat Defender 130 now out there to order


Land Rover has launched a brand new model of the Defender, which may seat as much as eight adults.

The Defender 130 measures greater than 5.3 metres in size and might be specified with two or three rows of seats. It joins the prevailing 90 and 110 fashions as the biggest Defender thus far.

Its launch follows the unveil of the new Range Rover Sport, in early March.

Nick Collins, government director, Automobile Programmes, at Land Rover, mentioned: “New Defender 130 brings a brand new dimension of functionality to our most sturdy and rugged household of automobiles. Its spacious inside welcomes and transports as much as eight folks in supreme consolation, enabling unparalleled refined adventuring alternatives for households, with distinctive design signatures to create a definite New Defender expertise.”

Sellers are already accepting orders for the brand new mannequin, which prices from £73,895. Patrons can select from HSE, X-Dynamic SE, X-Dynamic HSE and X specs. There may be additionally a First Version mannequin to mark the automobile’s debut.

Land Rover has confirmed two mild-hybrid petrol engines (P300 and P400) and a diesel (D300) engine for the Defender 130.

The P300 completes the 0-60mph dash in 7.5 seconds, whereas the P400 takes 6.3 seconds. The Ingenium D300 diesel engine is extra environment friendly and has a 0-60mph time of seven.1 seconds.

Automobiles geared up with three-row seating have a baggage capability of 389 litres with all of the seats in place. The second and third row might be folded, offering as much as 2,291-litres of house.

For Defender 130, Land Rover has launched enhanced color and materials choices for purchasers on the lookout for an “much more refined expertise”.

The inside is supplied with a brand new, bigger 11.4-inch Pivi Professional touchscreen, whereas a four-zone local weather management system is on the market on eight-seat fashions to make sure all passengers are comfy.

To make sure the Defender 130 retains the mannequin’s off-road functionality, it comes with air suspension as commonplace and Land Rover’s Terrain Response system. Modifications to the Defender’s rear bumper have been made to make sure the 130 has adequate clearance because of its longer rear overhang.

The Land Rover Defender was named New Car of the Year at the 2021 AM Awards.

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