Defender goes large

at Land Rover

Land Rover Defender 130, 2022, front
Land Rover Defender 130, 2022, side
Land Rover Defender 130, 2022, rear
Land Rover Defender 130, 2022, interior
Land Rover Defender 130, 2022, display screen
Land Rover Defender 130, 2022, seating
Land Rover Defender 130, 2022, rear seats
Land Rover Defender 130, 2022, boot, minimum
Land Rover Defender 130, 2022, boot

THE eight-seat stretched version of the Land Rover Defender will cost from £73,895 when it goes on sale.

Prices will top out from £100,645 for high specification P400 petrol models with diesel versions costing from £78,555.

The entry level Defender P300 heads up a 12 model line up of extended Defender 130s that at 5.358 metres long are more than 13-inches bigger than the regular vehicle.

The Defender 130 is available with a choice of electrified powertrains, including the P300 and P400 mild-hybrid Ingenium six-cylinder petrols, and the D300 Ingenium six-cylinder diesel.

The P300 has a 3.0-litre Ingenium six-cylinder powertrain and completes 0-60mph in 7.5 seconds while the P400 achieves 0-60mph in 6.3 seconds. Both have 119mph to speeds and can average 24.8mpg at best with emissions of 258g/km.

The Ingenium D300 diesel engine provides enhanced torque delivery giving it a 0-60mph time of 7.1 seconds, a similar maximum and fuel return of up to 32.8mpg with a CO2 figure of 225g/km.

With a 2+3+3 seating layout for the eight-seater, the Defender 130 has a maximum load capacity of 2,516 litres and even with all seats occupied boot space is 389 litres. Capacity with the rearmost seats folded flat is 1,329 litres.

All versions have eight-speed automatic transmissions and feature Land Rover's latest Terrain Response computerised off-road system as well as the brand's Pivi Pro infotainment set up which comes with a larger 11.4-inch touchscreen display as standard.

To kick-off the new range Land Rover will be offering the Defender 130 in a special First Edition trim and to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee the car maker is gifting Her Majesty and the British Red Cross a specially commissioned model to support operations in the UK.

Land Rover engineers will work with representatives from the charity, of which Her Majesty The Queen is a patron, to adapt the Defender 130 before it goes into service later this year.

The First Edition vehicles will be priced from £82,610 with the D300 powertrain and £84,360 in P400 specification.

The Defender 130 joins the existing 90 and 110 versions which are priced from between £58,000 to £88,000.

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