The Land Rover Defender is already an icon in its own right, having been featured in Hollywood franchises such as Tomb Raider, Mission Impossible, and Fast and Furious.
It’s also a favorite vehicle of the British royal family, with the queen seen driving one around her Scottish estate well into her ’90s. Now, with the 2023 Land Rover Defender 130, the brand takes the Defender to new heights.
So, how exactly does the Defender 130 compare to the standard Defender model?
While the standard Land Rover Defender is already a remarkable vehicle, the 2023 Defender 130 bumps everything up a notch or two.
With its extended wheelbase, three-row seating offering eight adults a comfortable ride, enhanced towing capacity, and expanded cargo space, the Defender 130 is designed to meet the needs of those who require additional room and versatility.
Whether you have a large family, frequently travel with a group of friends, or simply need more space for your gear, the Defender 130 ensures that no adventure is too big or too challenging for its capabilities on and off the road. And, best of all, you can fold the second and third rows to create an additional 44 cubic feet and 89 cubic feet of cargo space, respectively.
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Here are four ways the 2023 Land Rover Defender 130 is an even bigger and bolder Land Rover.
The most noticeable difference between the new Defender 130 and its standard counterpart is the extended wheelbase. This extension allows for an extra 14 inches of overall length, resulting in a more spacious interior and increased cargo capacity. Whether you need to accommodate more passengers or carry additional gear for your next expedition, the Defender 130’s extended wheelbase ensures you have the room you need to conquer any adventure.
One of the key advantages of the Defender 130 is its ability to seat up to eight occupants comfortably. With its three-row seating configuration, this variant offers ample space for family, friends, or fellow adventurers. The rear-most seats can be easily accessed through the large rear doors, making it convenient for passengers to hop in and out. The Defender 130 is the perfect choice for those who prioritize versatility and require the ability to transport more people with ease.
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Enhanced Towing Capacity.
If you have heavy-duty towing needs, the Land Rover Defender 130 is the ideal choice. With its enhanced towing capacity, this variant can effortlessly tow heavier loads compared to the standard Defender. The robust chassis, powerful engine, and advanced towing features ensure that you can confidently haul trailers, boats, or caravans, making the Defender 130 a true workhorse for those who require exceptional towing capabilities.
Expanded Cargo Space.
The 2023 Defender 130 not only provides additional seating capacity but also delivers an expanded cargo area. Whether you’re loading up for a weekend camping trip or transporting equipment for an outdoor adventure, the 130 offers a generous amount of space to accommodate your needs. The rear seats can be folded down to create a flat load floor, allowing you to maximize cargo space and easily transport larger items. With the Defender 130, you’ll never have to compromise on bringing along everything you need for your journey.
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And the drive, of course, is perfect. Adapting to road quality and adjusting grip, the Defender 130’s Suspension and Adaptive Dynamics are constantly at work for a smooth and engaging drive. And all that power is at your fingertips in the form of two 3.0-liter six-cylinder engines: the 296-hp P300 and the 395-hp P400.
As Car & Driver put it: “The turbo-boosted inline-six also features an electrically driven supercharger, which effectively combats turbo lag. There’s also a 48-volt motor-generator (and) the long-travel accelerator seems designed for careful modulation in delicate off-pavement situations. The boosted six proves smooth and muscular (allowing) the 130 the ability to charge to 60 mph in 6.2 seconds.”
The 2023 Land Rover Defender 130 will impress you with its innovative technology, build quality, and unparalleled performance.
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