The 2023 Land Rover Defender 130: 8-seater SUV will make its debut on May 31st

The Land Rover Defender 130 With eight seats across three rows will still be the most practical model of the off-roader.

Overnight Automaker has revealed that the 130 will make its worldwide debut on May 31, possibly during the British summer.

It will be published on the opening day of the order book for the new car.

The firm said the new model is “designed for shared exploration and adventure across any terrain”, although it will probably be 130 slightly less capable than its 90 and 110 siblings.

Because, according to a previous patent design leak, the Defender 130’s extra interior space comes courtesy of a long rear overhang with a 110’s 3022mm wheelbase shared with the 130’s.

Overall, the Defender 130 is said to be 5100 mm longer, excluding the rear wheel carrier, which is 342 mm longer than the 110’s 4758 mm.

Although the existing Defender is available with a third row of 110 seats, it is not exactly wide there.

If anything happened in the previous leak and today’s teaser photo, 130 C-Pillar forward would be like 110. In fact, the design of the tailgate and rear lights is thought to be exactly the same.

With the generality of the day’s sequence part, Defender 130 should be available with most, if not all, of the drivetrains available at 90 and 110.

The Australian Defender range is available in 183kW / 570Nm D250 trim or 220kW / 650Nm D300 with a 48V light hybrid 3.0-liter turbo-diesel straight-six.

Petrol fans can choose between the P300 with its 221kW / 400Nm 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder, the P400 with its 294kW / 550Nm 3.0-liter turbo straight-six mild hybrid, or the P525 and its 365nm / 2658 supercharge. V8.

All locally sold models have an eight-speed automatic transmission and an all-wheel drive system with low- and high-range.

Thanks to the global supply chain problems, we would not be surprised if Land Rover decides to focus its initial production on more expensive trims fitted with more powerful engines.

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