Land Rover South Africa has revealed local pricing, spec and engine options for the Defender 130. See pricing below…

The local Defender 130 line-up comprises six derivatives. Each model is available with one of three trim grades and two engine options. All variants are equipped with eight-speed automatic transmissions. 

Engine options:

The Defender 130 can be had with a petrol or diesel powertrain. The former is Land Rover’s P400 unit, and the latter is the British marque’s D300 engine. 

The P400-badged 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged six-cylinder motor produces 294 kW and 550 Nm of torque. The Coventry-based carmaker claims this petrol engine sips an average of 10.5 L/100 km, allowing an average fuel range of 857 km on a single (90-litre) full fuel tank. This model has a claimed 0-100 km/h sprint time of 6.6 seconds and a top speed of 191 km/h when fitted with the standard (20-inch) alloys. However, when equipped with the optional 22-inch items, this Defender 130 can travel up to 209 km/h. 

The D300-equipped Defender 130 produces 221 kW and 650 Nm for a claimed 0-100 km/h time of 7.5 seconds and a top speed similar to its P400 sibling. Like the petrol-powered model, top speed increases when 22-inch alloys are fitted. The 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged inline-six diesel unit has an average fuel consumption figure of 8.6 L/100 km, allowing for an average fuel range of 1 085 km on a single (89-litre) full tank. 

Levels of specification:

The trio of trim grades are X-Dynamic, First Edition and X. As standard, X-Dynamic HSE spec features LED headlamps incorporating LED daytime-running lights. Front fog lamps are also present. The taillamp clusters also house LED lighting tech. X-Dynamic models ride on 20-inch wheels (a full-size spare is included). This model further features the firm’s Pivo Pro infotainment system, ClearSight rear-view mirror, a Meridian sound system, and 3D surround-view monitor. The heated and ventilated front pews offer 14-way adjustability. A panoramic sunroof is included. Wade sensing (the Defender 130 has a wading depth of 900 mm) and lane-keep assist are standard fitments. 

First Edition variants upgrade to LED matrix headlamps, heating functionality for the steering wheel, “premium” cabin lighting and an 11.4-inch Pivo Pro touchscreen infotainment system. The front centre console has a refrigerator compartment. 

Models with X trim grade feature darkened taillamps and gloss-black alloys measuring 20 inches. The bonnet and roof are finished in black. The brake callipers are finished in orange. A head-up display is also present, among several other standard features.  

As a reminder, the latest, eight-seater variant in the model line-up has a claimed boot capacity of 389 litres when all the seats are in place. A claimed 1 232 litres are available with the third row stowed away while folding down the second row increases space to 2 291 litres. (A five-seater variant is also available.)

Land Rover Defender 130 pricing:

  • D300 X-Dynamic HSE: R1 731 600
  • D300 First Edition: R1 736 000
  • P400 X-Dynamic HSE: R1 773 100
  • P400 First Edition: R1 777 500
  • D300 X: R1 902 100
  • P400 X: R1 948 700