There will soon be a longer, more spacious Defender, which will most likely have ‘130’ at the end of its name. Don’t expect it to be a great off-roader, but it may be good at moving people around.
In late 2021, Land Rover launched the Defender 90, which is in fact a three-door version of the five-door Defender we’ve had for over a year. As a matter of fact, there have always been two versions of the Defenders – the Defender 110, which has a longer wheelbase, more doors, and practical cargo space, and the Defender 90, which is more off-road focused because of its shorter wheelbase.
Now, the SUV-maker is readying a longer version of the current generation SUV, which will likely be called the Defender 130. And it has been confirmed by the leaked design images.
The early generations Defenders had a 90-inch and a 110-inch wheelbase, thus the name Defender 90 and Defender 110. Since then, the vehicle has grown in size and the wheelbase has seen a substantial increase, but the names that were coined back then have stayed. The new model is likely to be called the Defender 130 and should have a longer wheelbase.
The increase in the wheelbase will mostly likely increase the cabin and cargo space. This means that the passengers in the middle-row will have more legroom.
In terms of features, the new Defender 130 will most probably be identical to the Defender 110. The mechanicals will be the same as the outgoing Defender 110. The 130 will retain the same engine options as the standard Defenders on sale, which means that by 2023, we might get to see the Defender 130 with a V8 engine.
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