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Land Rover Defender 130 introduced for international markets

Kenneth John Published: May 31, 2022, 03:07 PM IST

Making an existing big vehicle even bigger is something only Land Rover has mastered over the year, which is why they are to soon introduce the new Land Rover Defender 130. As the name suggests, the Defender 130 will be positioned higher than the 90 and 110 models and will be capable of seating up to eight occupants comfortably.

The Defender 130 will be available as a luxury 8-seater SUV with a capacity for 2 plus 3 plus 3 people. The SUV has the same wheelbase as its 110 counterparts. However, the length behind the rear axle has been expanded by 340 mm to accommodate the third row.

With all three rows up, the increased overhang also frees up space in the boot, which now has a capacity of 389 litres. When the third and second rows are folded down, the boot space increases to 1,232 litres and 2,291 litres, respectively.

A 3.0-litre mild-hybrid turbocharged petrol engine with 296PS and 470 Nm powers the Land Rover Defender 130. A more powerful P400 model is also available, with a bigger 6-cylinder engine delivering 395PS and 550 Nm. Both engines are standardly equipped with Land Rover's all-wheel-drive system and 8-speed automatic transmission.

There are also 2 diesel powertrains available in the form of the D250 which puts out 250PS and 600 Nm of torque and the D300 which produces 300PS and  650 Nm.

Similarly, the main dashboard layout and style is identical to that of the 110. However, the touchscreen device, which is a bigger 11.4-inch unit, gets bitten by the size extension. The 130 maintains its bespoke nature by offering interior colour and trim options that are unique to it.

The third row of seats, though, is unquestionably the highlight. Land Rover has also included seat ventilation for all three rows of seats, as well as optional four-zone climate control and air suspension for a smoother ride.

We could expect the Land Rover Defender 130 to join its Indian portfolio of SUVs towards the end of this year.

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Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 73.98 Lakhs
Displacement
2996cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
300
Max Torque(Nm)
650
Mileage
-NA-
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 71.38 Lakhs
Displacement
2995cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
340
Max Torque(Nm)
450
Mileage
-NA-
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