February 6, 2023

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New 2022 Land Rover Defender 130 revealed in patent images

We have previously spied the forthcoming Land Rover Defender 130 in disguised sort, but these freshly posted patent photographs give us our clearest seem still at the 8-seater SUV. 

The Defender 130 will attribute an extended body, building it the most significant and most roomy iteration of the reborn off-roader and completing a 3-tiered line-up of Defender models, together with the 90 and 110. 

From these patent visuals, it seems that the wheelbase of the Defender 130 will remain unchanged. Alternatively, the excess length is afforded by a substantially for a longer period rear overhang than the 110, with a larger facet window that extends all the way to the back again of the auto. Land Rover will likely utilise the more room to improve leg room for 3rd-row travellers, as properly as increasing boot capability. 

The extended rear overhang will affect the Defender’s off-road potential, nevertheless, and its departure angles will be lower than smaller sized variants. Somewhere else, the design and style is unchanged, save for what seem to be a bit redesigned facet vents on the front wings. 

The Defender 130 is set to be released this yr, and our snappers have beforehand caught the vehicle screening on German streets in a black and white camouflage, with black wheels and dim tinted home windows. 

Clearly showcasing a stretched system with a larger rear overhang, the 130 will offer you additional cabin place and seating for up to eight – a person more than a Defender 110 with the optional third row.

When it arrives, it’s rumoured that the Defender 130 will be positioned as the most deluxe model of the Defender, with the flagship Land Rover off-roader set to be supplied in top rated-conclude trims only. In spite of this variation packing substantially extra baggage space, it can be unlikely a Hardtop commercial version will be available.

Claimed to measure in at about 5.1-metres extended, the Defender 130 would be a little something like 342mm longer than the 110 and all over 227mm lengthier than its closest rival, the Mercedes-Benz G-Course.

Underneath the bonnet of the prototype is Land Rover’s newest mild-hybrid 3.-litre inline six-cylinder petrol, that should provide for all-around 394bhp and a -62mph dash of about 6. seconds.

As nicely as the potent petrol, the firm’s 296bhp moderate-hybrid twin-turbo-diesel 3.-litre inline 6-cylinder will also be accessible and that should be capable of mixing each a sub-7-2nd -62mph dash and a 30mpg normal. Both of those the 399bhp plug-in hybrid P400e and the most highly effective 518bhp supercharged 5.-litre V8 energy units could also be supplied.

Pursuing on from the for a longer period Defender 130, Land Rover is also rumoured to be secretly producing a select-up edition of the Defender that is predicted to sit on the same extra-prolonged platform. When it arrives, the twin-cab choose-up will rival the Ford Ranger.

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