Land Rover Defender 130 Expands The Family [w/video]

A several weeks back we published our highway check evaluation of the Land Rover Defender 90. You can find a url to our evaluate in the put up beneath. We walked absent from the new-gen Defender really impressed. At the time there have been just two system variations, the 90 and 110. Now that transformed with the unveiling of the Land Rover Defender 130.

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A relatives affair

The Land Rover Defender 130 is a stretched variation of the five-door 110 that has been on sale in SA for some time previously. 340 mm of bodywork has been extra to the in general duration of the 110. As a outcome the 130 measures 5 358 mm. Extending this cabin this way has permitted Land Rover to increase one more bench with seating for 3. Acquire a glimpse at the comparative measurements of the a few body kinds in the image down below.

Land Rover Defender family

A generous 389 litres of boot quantity is readily available with all 3 rows in area in the 8-seater variation. That expands to 1 232 litres with the rear-most bench folded and a gargantuan 2 291 with both of those rear rows flat.

Land Rover has additional a couple of niceties as common to the 130. These include things like 4-zone local weather management and air suspension for improved convenience. In addition, a more substantial 11,4-inch touchscreen infotainment interface is equipped as typical to the Defender 130. The method functions the impressive what3words navigation platform.

Read through our Land Rover Defender 90 driving evaluate at this hyperlink.

Motor line-up

The neighborhood engine line-up will consist of two engine varieties, one petrol- and the other diesel-fed. An eight-speed automatic transmission is the only selection The P400 gentle-hybrid Ingenium six-cylinder petrol has 48V gentle-hybrid electric powered know-how. This 3,-litre inline six develops 294 kW together with 550 N.m torque involving 2 000 a 5 000 r/min. The D300 six-cylinder diesel makes 221 kW with 650 N.m of torque from 1 500 to 2 500 r/min. The V8 petrol powerplant (as created about here) is not available in this physique style. 

Still off-highway able

Land Rover engineers have crafted a subtle boat tail-style uplift that will help the longest Defender keep some of the all-terrain functionality. Reshaping the rear gives a departure angle of 28,5 levels. Each individual Defender 130 is fitted with Land Rover’s Intelligent All-Wheel Push (iAWD) program as standard. The common air suspension system lets for up to 430 mm of articulation, with an extra 71,5 mm of elevate at the front  and 73,5 mm at the rear.