Land Rover unveiled this morning the newest version of its Defender model. The Defender 130 was announced last year, and now it's finally here officially.
Land Rover had been pretty clear about what was coming with the 130, so the surprises are few with this reveal. Here’s a quick rundown of what consumers are getting with this biggest and longest Defender to date.
First, the Defender 130 comes standard with a third row of seats, translating into seating for eight occupants. It was possible to opt for a third seat with the 110 model, but space was obviously more restrained in the back. That’s not the case here, and that comes thanks to an overall length that’s greater by 13,.4 inches than that of the 110 variant. In fact, the 130’s wheelbase is identical to that of the 110, so the entire difference comes behind the rear wheels.
As a result, there’s quite a bit more cargo space. Land Rover claims 13.7 cubic feet (388 litres) of space behind the third row, 43.5 (1,232 litres) behind the second row and 80.9 (2,291 litres) with both the second and third rows folded down.