News: Land Rover Introduces Defender 130

News: Land Rover Introduces Defender 130

The Defender 130 offers access to the third row of three seats. In addition, there are storage options and comfort solutions for passengers in each row of seats. The interior design also includes new color and material options. Standard is the new 11.4-inch Pivi Pro touchscreen and the Plus Cabin Air Purifier, plus electronically controlled air suspension for greater comfort.


The Land Rover Defender 130 is available in SE, X-Dynamic SE, X-Dynamic HSE and X trim levels, as well as a special First Edition. The First Edition is available in three variants, each with its own colors and design themes:

  • Fuji White with Extended Bright Pack and Light Oyster Full Windsor leather seats with Natural Light Oak veneer lapisan
  • Sedona Red with Ebony Windsor leather upholstery and Natural Smoked Dark Oak veneer
  • Carpathian Gray with Windsor Vintage Full Tan Leather Upholstery and Rough Cut Walnut Veneer Finish

The First Edition features X-Dynamic HSE specs including Matrix LED headlights, heated seats in all three rows of seats, 4-zone automatic climate control with Rear Cooling Assist, Meridian audio system, privacy glass, Adaptive Cruise Control and Rear Collision Monitor. All First Edition models are equipped with 20-inch alloy wheels as standard and there is a choice of the Ingenium six-cylinder P400 petrol engine or the D300 diesel engine.

Furthermore, all Defender family models with Keyless Entry (standard from ‘S’), now with Approach Unlock and Automated Walkaway Lock. When the driver approaches with the key, the car will open automatically if the distance is less than 1.5 meters from the car. When leaving the car, the Defender will automatically lock when the keys are more than 1.5 meters away.

The Defender’s silhouette has been extended by 340mm at the rear to provide more interior space, as well as a large load area. The Defender 130 comes standard with a panoramic glass roof with a sliding/sloping front and large fixed glass panels over the second and third row seats. Therefore the Defender 130 does not have a rear eaves window.

To maintain the distinctive design of the rear of the Defender, Land Rover has opted for a subtle boattail-style chamfer. This maximizes off-road capability with a departure angle of 28.5 degrees. The surrounds of the LED taillights have been redesigned, retaining the distinctive three-row side profile. Access to the luggage compartment remains unchanged. Body color plastic spare wheel covers are standard, as are the roof rails on the Narvik Black. Of course, a full range of exterior accessories is also available for the Defender 130, including Explorer, Adventure, Country and Urban packages.

The Defender 130’s proportions are increased with the optional Extended Bright Exterior Pack as an extension of the Bright Exterior Pack. In this specification, all lower body panels are finished with Ceres Silver Satin. The checker plate panels on the hood and fender edges are also covered in Ceres Silver Satin. The front and rear underbody protection in Noble Chrome is also part of the Extended Bright Exterior Pack.

For child transportation, ISOFIX child seat attachments are available in five seats, in the second and third row outer seats, and in the front passenger seat. Like the Defender 90 and 110, the car can be unloaded from the trunk with an electronically controlled air suspension for easy loading and unloading or trailer clutch and release.

The Defender 130 offers ample luggage space, up to 389 liters with the third row seats in place. When not in use, the seat can be folded down to create a large luggage compartment. For easier use, they can be broken down into 40:20:40 configurations. With the second and third row seats folded, the Defender 130 offers a luggage compartment with a capacity of 2,2911 liters.

The new Defender 130 integrates the what3words global location platform, enabling accurate and precise navigation even in the most remote areas. British technology company what3words has divided the world into 57 trillion square boxes measuring 3 by 3 meters, each with a unique and memorable three-word address. With just three words, it’s faster and easier than ever to navigate precisely to any location in the world, whether it’s finding the perfect spot to explore off-road, finding an individual parking spot, or identifying a specific entrance.

Cabin Air Purification Plus, standard on the Defender 130, ensures optimal air quality. It works with nanoe X technology to reduce allergens and pathogens to significantly reduce odors and viruses. In addition, PM2.5 CO2 management and cabin air filtration improve air quality by monitoring and, where necessary, purifying indoor and outdoor air.

The Defender 130 is available with partially electric powertrains, including the six-cylinder petrol Ingenium P400 mild hybrid and the six-cylinder diesel D250 and D300 Ingenium. Mild-Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV) technology for the Ingenium six-cylinder engine claims increased fuel economy thanks to the 48V Belt Integrated Starter Generator (BiSG) which recovers energy normally lost during braking and deceleration. This energy will be used when driving, for example for the start-stop system.

Each Defender 130 comes as standard with Intelligent All-Wheel Drive (iAWD) and an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission. iAWD technology manages the powertrain and power distribution between the front and rear axles. Additionally, each Defender 130 is equipped with electronic air suspension and Land Rover’s Terrain Response system. Drivers can define their own Defender 130 settings via the Pivi Pro, if desired.

The electronically controlled air suspension allows 430mm of wheel travel, with an additional lift height of 71.5mm at the front (73.5mm at the rear) for overcoming obstacles on off-road and over water up to 900mm.

The cornerstone for the Defender’s off-road capabilities is Land Rover’s D7x aluminum monocoque architecture. With a torsional rigidity of 25 kNm/degree, the Defender is three times stiffer than traditional stair frame designs.

The Defender 130 has a towing capacity of up to 3,000 kg, while the clutch is facilitated by an electronic air suspension, which is controlled via a switch panel at the rear. Land Rover provides a removable tow bar, a height-adjustable tow bar and an electrically extendable and foldable tow bar.