Land Rover Launches Three-Row Defender

Land Rover Launches Three-Row Defender


If one merely should all the time take a septet of their closest mates with them into the countryside, they’ll be thrilled to know Land Rover has lastly launched a long-promised three-row variant of the Defender. Referred to as the 130, a quantity which now not has a lot to do with its wheelbase, the veddy British truck options an prolonged physique for higher inside house.

How prolonged? Strive a complete of 13.38 inches, a curiously particular quantity that stretches the mannequin to a good 211.0 inches. This further size will allow a 2+3+3 seating association within the Defender 130, or as much as 80.9 cubic toes of cargo house with the second and third rows tucked away. For comparability, a Chevy Tahoe measures 210.7 inches lengthy and is 2 inches wider. Each vans are inside a shout of 76 inches tall, with the Defender besting the Chevy by 1.8 inches in total top (not that there’ll probably be a number of cross-shopping between the 2, simply to present y’all an American yardstick comparability).

Regardless of the unwritten information that many of those Defenders, particularly family-oriented three-row rigs, won’t ever see motion at Dakar, JLR engineers are mentioned to have crafted a delicate boat tail-style uplift on the 130’s rear to protect its departure angle. This measure checks in at 28.5 levels, although entry to the cargo space is unchanged regardless of a fiddling of tail gentle placement to protect the Defender’s physique traces with these alterations. In different phrases, it appears the corporate didn’t merely graft on an additional foot of metallic and name it a day.

Two completely different Land Rover powertrains will likely be accessible at launch, each with a six-cylinder mild-hybrid setup. The so-called P300 trim packs a 3.0L turbocharged inline-six good for 296 horsepower and 347 lb.-ft of torque – the latter of which peaks at simply 1,500 rpm and stays there till effectively over 4 grand. Shifting as much as the P400 retains this engine displacement however the output is bumped to 395 ponies and 406 models of twist. Guess which one we’d want. Each Defender 130 is a 4×4 and fitted with an air suspension. That latter piece of package permits the truck to ford as much as 35.4 inches of water when its suspenders are jacked to their highest setting. And in case you have a trailer, know the Defender 130 can tow as much as 8,200 kilos.

Inside is usually Land Rover luxurious, the place chrome detailing and wooden veneers abound. The 130 contains a 10.25-inch infotainment display screen shared with costly variants of the 90 and 110, whereas the tony ‘X’ spec fashions get an 11.4-inch pill. Trims vary from base ‘S’ to a First Version which can certainly be marked up in scorching demand at sellers. Mannequin-exclusive paint colours and trim are additionally half and parcel of the 130 life-style, in case nobody observed all that further size (make yer jokes within the feedback, B&B).

Costs for the brand new Defender 130 will begin at $68,000 on this nation and is out there to order now.

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September 2022