Land Rover has revealed an extra-large version of the Defender 4×4. The new 130 sits alongside the three-door 90 and the five-door 110, offering more interior space and up to eight seats. Measuring an enormous 5.36m in length, the 130 has three rows of seats in a 2+3+3 arrangement for customers opting for eight seats.
Even with all three rows upright, you get 389 litres of luggage space in the Land Rover Defender 130. That increases to 1232 litres with the third row folded.
Choose the five-seat model and you’ll have 1329 litres for bags with the seats in place. Either way, the 130 answers criticism of the modest luggage space offered by other Defender models.
As you’d expect, the 130 is the heaviest of the Defender family, weighing at least 2582kg. The maximum towing limit drops from 3500kg to 3000kg for the 130, but that’s still more than enough for hitching up to a big twin-axle caravan.
The Defender 130 is available with two 3.0-litre petrol engines with 300hp or 400hp. The diesel option has 300hp. All three engines employ mild-hybrid technology to reduce emissions and importantly, improve the vehicle’s fuel economy. Be sure to check out our guide to the best tow cars for more vehicle inspiration.
Prices start from £73,895 for the entry-level 300hp petrol Land Rover Defender 130, rising to £100,645 for the highest-spec 400hp petrol model.
- Price: From £73,895
- Kerbweight: From 2582kg
- 85% match: From 2195kg
- Max towing weight: 3000kg
You can also take a look at our review of the 2022 Land Rover Defender 90 P300 X-Dynamic SE.
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