A caravan wouldn’t have had its ethnic diversity if it weren’t for a series of indomitable all-terrain vehicles that offer adventure opportunities for up to eight adults in three rows of full-size seating.

The new Defender 130 features a suite of technology and design improvements inside and out, uniquely balancing comfort, durability and the capabilities of a traditional Defender. To celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth, Land Roar will present Her Majesty and the British Red Cross a specially commissioned 130 Defender to support UK operations. Land Rover engineers will work with representatives of the Queen Elizabeth-sponsored charity to adapt the Defender 130 before it goes into service later this year.

The new Defender 130 brings a new dimension of capability to our most durable and long-lasting range of vehicles. Its spacious interior will accommodate and transport up to eight people in the highest levels of comfort, providing unparalleled adventure experiences for the whole family with unique design features that create a new and distinctive experience for Defender, comments Nick Collins, Executive Director, Vehicle Programs, Land roar.

The Defender 130 has its own color palette with the new and exclusive Sedona Red option. The look is completed by the Extended Bright Pack – available as an addition to the existing Bright Pack, which offers a distinctive design with Ceres Silver Satin finish around all the lower trim and Noble Chrome front and rear skid plates.

Support and comfort during field trips

Inside, thoughtful storage and comfort solutions are offered to every passenger in all three seat rows. Thanks to this, the Defender 130 takes care of the needs of passengers in every seat, allowing easy access to the comfortable third row in a bright and spacious cabin.

The interior features new color and material options that enhance the off-road feel. The latest chassis designs and technologies – including the new, larger 11.4-inch Pivi Pro touchscreen, standard electronic air suspension and cabin air cleaner Plus – provide maximum support and comfort on your off-road journeys.

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The elegantly distinguished Defender profile has been lengthened by 340mm at the rear to provide more interior space in all three rows without compromising its unparalleled off-road capabilities.

The Defender 130 shares a clear family resemblance, it features an extended rear overhang that provides more space inside – in the third row of seats and in the luggage compartment.

To maintain the Defender’s distinctive aft appearance, Land Rover engineers have developed a precise boat-shaped rear lift that maximizes the unparalleled off-road capability customers have come to expect from a Defender with a 28.5-degree departure angle. LED taillight housings have been redesigned to keep the three clean lines that define the Defender’s profile and rise subtly to the rear.

Access to the ample cargo area remains unchanged and the spare tire can be fitted with a body-color hardcover, reflecting the Defender 130’s position at the top of the Defender’s line. Narvik black roof rails are fitted as standard, and a full range of Defender exterior accessories are available—including the Explorer, Adventure, Country and Urban packages.

The 130’s refined proportions are emphasized by the optional Extended Bright package. In accordance with this specification, all the underbody panels are finished in Ceres Satin Silver, giving the vehicles a distinctive look in Hakuba Silver, Fuji White and Yulong White. Ceres Silver details can be found on the radiator grille and side fenders of all Defender 130 models, which are perfectly complemented by the 20-inch Luna alloy wheels, available in gloss silver.

Spacious interior design

For the Defender 130, Land Rover offers expanded color and material options for customers looking for a more refined experience, freely balancing the never-ending rugged character and more interior space than ever before.

An elegantly extended rear end provides uncompromising space in the third row with enough width to comfortably accommodate three adults, while the Defender’s circumference provides plenty of headroom in the three rows. Additional equipment features, such as heated seats, padded armrests, thoughtful storage compartments, and a USB-C socket for charging devices on the go, ensure third-row comfort. Floor mats also match the uniqueness of the 130.

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Large windows provide excellent visibility in all three seat rows, and the standard panoramic sunroof, complemented by a second sunroof above the third row, makes the cabin bright and spacious for everyone. For added comfort, ventilation is provided for each row, while additional air vents provide better heating and air conditioning performance with the optional four-zone air conditioning exclusive to the Defender 130.

New interior design options and finishes contribute to a sophisticated cabin environment. Noble chrome details can be found on the seat ventilation controls and switches, while the speaker components are finished in light silver and the armrest hinges are finished in Atlas. All of these combined to complement the external Extended Bright Pack features.

The new finishing material Natural light oak veneer is inspired by driftwood and gives a natural and modern look and feel. They are designed to elegantly complement the perforated Windsor Leather Seats in Light Windsor Leather. When these seat types are selected, the upper drum and dashboard trims are finished in a lunar color – in contrast to the white powder-coated keel for added depth and contrast. Light brown perforated Windsor leather is available on the entire Defender line, while X-Dynamic models can be equipped with Robustec fabric in a two-tone finish.

Up front, the Defender 130 comes standard with the larger 11.4-inch Pivi Pro touch screen that was introduced on the Defender 90 and 110 V8, allowing for better control of the vehicle’s essential functions through a clear, easy-to-use display. The curved glass front ensures fast and modern operation. It is ready for use as soon as the vehicle is started. It has a simple menu structure and the ability to update software in Software Over The Air technology, so it’s always up to date.

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… and efficient drives

The Defender 130 is available with a selection of powerful and efficient Ingenium engines, including the P300 and P400 hybrid six-cylinder petrol engines, and the D250 and D300 six-cylinder diesels.

Light Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV) technology forms the basis of the Land Rover Ingenium’s six-cylinder engines for smooth response and enhanced fuel economy.

For example, the P300 offers comfortable and refined driving thanks to the 3.0-liter Ingenium six-cylinder engine, accelerating from 0 to 100 km / h in 7.5 seconds. The P400 goes from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.6 seconds at full power and refinement. On the other hand, the Ingenium diesels offer better torque delivery, smooth responses and impressive fuel economy with acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.5 seconds relative to the D300. The D250 also delivers impressive performance with 250 horsepower and 600 Nm of torque from its six-cylinder engine, capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.9 seconds.

Every Defender 130 comes standard with iAWD and an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission. IAWD technology efficiently and effectively manages the driveline and power distribution between the front and rear axles, improving on-road performance and off-road capability as needed.

Hard Top Improvements

Land Rover has enhanced its unstoppable all-wheel drive appeal by offering X-Dynamic and X-tuned specifications for the Defender Hard Top 90 and 110, making this stronger and more durable member of the Defender family more attractive to a broader group of customers. Both models are equipped with powerful and efficient Ingenium Land Rover six-cylinder diesel engines: the D300 on the X-Dynamic or the D250 on the X-Dynamic. Additionally, air suspension is now available as an option on all Defender 90 Hard Top models.

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