Land Rover has finally revealed the Defender 130, an eight-seater version of the British automaker’s go-anywhere SUV. “The Defender 130 adds another dimension to the all-conquering family of all-terrain vehicles, with adventuring opportunities for up to eight adults across three rows of full-size seating,” said Land Rover.
To provide occupants with this “full-size” seating arrangement, the Defender 130’s bodywork has been lengthened by 340 mm. The Defender 130 measures 5 358 mm bow to stern, 2 008 mm wide and 1 970 mm in height.
“It brings a new dimension of capability to our most durable and rugged family of vehicles”
The wheelbase measures 3 022 mm. Thanks to the extended rear overhang, the latest addition to the range offer “even greater” interior space and luggage capacity.
Land Rover claims the Defender 130 boasts 389 litres of boot capacity when all the seats are in place. With the third row stowed away, 1 232 litres are offered, while folding down the second row increases space to 2 291 litres. (A five-seater variant is also available.)
All Defender 130 models ship with electronic air suspension with adaptive dynamics. Land Rover’s Terrain Response system is included in the package. The former item allows for “up to” 430 mm of articulation. Wading depth is rated at 900 mm.
“[The] Defender 130 brings a new dimension of capability to our most durable and rugged family of vehicles. Its spacious interior welcomes and transports up to eight people in supreme comfort, enabling unparalleled sophisticated adventuring opportunities for families, with unique design signatures to create a distinct New Defender experience,” said Nick Collins, executive director of vehicle programmes at Land Rover.