Land Rover

Alongside the critically acclaimed Defender 90 and Defender 110, the Defender 130 adds another dimension to the family of all-terrain vehicles, with adventuring opportunities for up to eight adults across three rows of full-size seating.

Like the Defender 90 and 110, the new 130 body design borrows its name from the original Defender family, inspired by the longest model in the line-up. It allows customers to effortlessly transport up to eight people across various terrain and is the ultimate demonstration of Defender's breadth of talents.

A host of exterior and interior design enhancements and technologies distinguish New Defender 130, uniquely balancing comfort with customary Defender durability and capability.

To celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations, Land Rover is gifting Her Majesty and the British Red Cross a specially commissioned New Defender 130 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.

Land Rover has supported the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) since 1954 and is proud to maintain its relationship with the world's largest humanitarian organization. Experts at the IFRC's global fleet base in Dubai took part in Defender's global testing program ahead of its world premiere in 2019.

"New Defender 130 brings a new dimension of capability to our most durable and rugged family of vehicles," said Nick Collins, Executive Director, Vehicle Programs, Land Rover. "Its spacious interior welcomes and transports up to eight people in supreme comfort, enabling unparalleled sophisticated adventuring opportunities for families, with unique design signatures to create a distinct New Defender experience."

Defender 130 has its own color palette, with a new, exclusive Sedona Red option ensuring the 130 stands out in the line-up. The exterior is complemented by the Extended Bright Pack - available in addition to the existing Bright Pack - which provides a distinct exterior design with Ceres Silver Satin finish around all lower body cladding and front and rear skid plates in Noble Chrome.

Inside, thoughtful storage and convenience solutions are provided for every passenger across all three rows of seating. This ensures Defender 130 caters for passengers in every seat, with effortless access to the spacious three-abreast third row in a bright and airy cabin.

The interior design features new color and material options, providing an amplified all-terrain experience. The latest connected technologies and chassis systems - including a new, larger 11.4-inch Pivi Pro touchscreen(6), standard Electronic Air Suspension(5) and Cabin Air Purification Plus - provide the ultimate support and comfort for modern off-road excursions.

The New Defender 130 is available in S, SE, X-Dynamic SE, and X specifications, in addition to a First Edition. The First Edition is available in three combinations carefully curated by the designers, each one featuring a distinct color and design theme:

Fuji White with Extended Bright Pack with Light Oyster Full Windsor Leather interior and Natural Light Oak Veneer

Sedona Red with Ebony Full Windsor Leather seats and Smoked Oak Veneer

Carpathian Grey with Vintage Tan Full Windsor Leather and Rough-Cut Walnut Veneer

The First Edition model offers an extensive equipment list including heated second and third-row seating, four-zone climate control, Meridian(TM) Sound System, Driver Assist Pack and Privacy Glass. All feature 20-inch alloy wheels as standard, with P400 gas Ingenium six-cylinder powertrain.

Exterior design

Defender's iconic silhouette has been elegantly extended by 13.38 inches at the rear to provide enhanced interior space across all three rows, without compromising its unparalleled all-terrain capabilities.

With an unmistakable family resemblance, the Defender 130 features an extended rear overhang that provides even greater interior space in the third row of seats and load area.

The elegant profile is enhanced by the all-new Sedona Red exterior color option - exclusive to the Defender 130 and adding even greater depth and sophistication to the design, while all models are fitted with a panoramic sunroof as standard, with a second sunroof above the third row also featuring on all Defender 130 vehicles.

To maintain the distinctive rear design of the Defender, Land Rover engineers have crafted a subtle boat tail-style uplift that also maximizes the unparalleled all-terrain capability customers expect from a Defender, providing a departure angle of 28.5 degrees(2). The surrounds for the rear LED lighting units have been re-engineered to maintain the three distinct lines that define Defender's side profile as they rise subtly towards the rear.

Access to the spacious cargo area is unchanged, while a body-color hard-shell cover for the spare wheel is available, reflecting Defender 130's positioning at the pinnacle of the Defender line-up. Narvik Black roof rails are fitted as standard, while Defender's full range of exterior accessories - including the Explorer, Adventure, Country and Urban packs - are also available.

The refined proportions of the 130 are enhanced by the optional Extended Bright Pack. In this specification, all lower body panels are finished in Ceres Silver Satin, providing a distinctive finish on vehicles finished in Hakuba Silver, Fuji White and Yulong White. Ceres Silver detailing can be found on the hood louvres and side fenders of all Defender 130 models, perfectly complemented by 20-inch Luna alloy wheels, which are available in a Bright Silver finish.

The exterior finish is an extension to the Bright Pack, which features front and rear skid plates in Noble Chrome, complemented by Gloss Black lower bumpers and wheelarch extensions. The two options give Defender 130 customers a choice of distinctive and sophisticated exterior finishes.

Spacious interior

For Defender 130, Land Rover is introducing enhanced color and material options for customers looking for an even more refined experience, effortlessly balanced with the tough, rugged character and more interior space than ever.

Land Rover engineers have created an impressive interior space by effectively shrink-wrapping interior packaging components around the body-in-white, maximizing the amount of usable interior space, without the need for a large on-road footprint.

The elegantly extended rear creates uncompromised accommodation in the third row, with enough width to provide comfortable seating for three adults, while the Defender's familiar outline ensures generous headroom in all three rows. Additional touches ensure a comfortable passenger experience in the third row, including heated seats, padded armrests, thoughtful storage and USB-C provision to charge devices on the move. Carpets are also fitted throughout to suit the 130's unique character.

Large windows provide excellent visibility in all three rows of seating while the standard-fit panoramic glass sunroof, which is complemented by a second sunroof above row three, makes the interior light and airy for everyone. Additional comfort is provided by ventilation for each row, with additional ducting providing more heating and air-conditioning capacity via optional Four Zone Climate Control, exclusive to Defender 130.

Passengers in rows two and three also benefit from a small stadium rise, for superior visibility. Getting in to the third row is effortless, as the row two seats slide and fold forwards to provide wide access. From the tailgate, customers can simply lower the Defender's Electronic Air Suspension5 with buttons inside the load area to aid with loading items into the rear.

Defender 130 provides a spacious and practical load area, with up to 13.7 cubic feet of cargo volume even with the rearmost seats in place. When the seats are not in use, they stow to create a large loading area, giving customers the ultimate choice in configuring the interior arrangement that best suits their needs. They are split in 40:20:40 configuration for added convenience.

For families, ISOFIX7 child seat attachments are found on the outer seats of the second and third rows.

Luggage Capacity3 Defender 130 eight-seat

Rows two and three folded 80.9 cubic ft

Row three folded 43.5 cubic ft

All three rows in place 13.7 cubic ft

New interior options and detailing contribute to a sophisticated cabin environment. Noble Chrome detailing is found on the air vent controls and electric seat switches, while speaker elements are finished in bright Ceres Silver and armrest hinges are finished in Atlas, combining to complement the features of the exterior Extended Bright Pack.

A new material finish - Natural Light Oak engineered wood veneer - is inspired by driftwood and lends a natural, modern look and feel, available to elegantly complement the Light Oyster Perforated Windsor Leather seating. With this choice of seating, the top roll and dashboard hoops are finished in Lunar - set against white powder coat Cross Car Beam elements that provide added depth and contrast. Vintage Tan Perforated Windsor Leather is available across the Defender line-up, while X-Dynamic models can be specified with Robustec fabric in Duo Tone finish.

Up front, Defender 130 features a larger 10.25-inch Pivi Pro touchscreen(6) as standard following its introduction on Defender 90 and 110 V8, allowing enhanced control over the vehicle's core functions via a crisp and intuitive display, a 11.4-inch touchscreen comes standard on the X specification. The curved glass interface provides fast, state-of-the-art functionality and is responsive as soon as the vehicle is started, with a simple menu structure and Software Over The Air capability so it is always up to date.

Drivers can personalize the three-panel layout to suit their preferences and most-used functions. The intelligent system is capable of learning habits and will adapt accordingly, such as suggesting navigation guidance at the beginning of a recognized commute, while also reducing the number of audio instructions via Smart Voice Guidance in familiar surroundings(8).

New Defender 130 integrates the global location platform, what3words, giving customers accurate and precise navigation even in the most remote environments. British technology company what3words has divided the globe into a grid of 57 trillion 3m x 3m squares, each with a unique, easy-to-remember three-word address.

The integrated technology allows what3words addresses to be inputted directly to the navigation bar on the Pivi Pro Infotainment or via the connected car app, working seamlessly alongside the existing HERE connected navigation and mapping software.

Customers will be able to navigate precisely to any location in the world, faster and more conveniently than ever using just three words - whether finding the perfect place to explore off-road, locating an individual parking space or identifying a specific entrance.

Interior air quality on every trip is enhanced by Cabin Air Purification Plus, which makes its Defender debut in the new 130. It is fitted to the largest Defender in the line-up as standard and combines nanoeTM X technology for allergen reduction and pathogen removal, to help significantly reduce odors and viruses. In addition, CO2 Management and PM2.5 Cabin Air Filtration improve the cabin environment by monitoring interior and exterior air and adjusting accordingly, helping ensure occupants experience exceptional air quality.

Advanced nanoeTM X technology is scientifically proven to significantly reduce viruses and bacteria and the Purge function allows customers to prime the cabin prior to departure remotely, using their smartphone, to help ensure optimum air quality from the very beginning of every journey.

Efficient powertrains

Defender 130 is available with a powerful and efficient choice of electrified powertrains, including the P300 gas Ingenium and P400 mild-hybrid gas Ingenium six-cylinder engines.

Mild-Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV) technology underpins Land Rover's six-cylinder Ingenium powertrains, providing seamless responses. It uses a 48V Belt-integrated Starter Generator (BiSG) that harvests energy normally lost under braking and deceleration, that is stored and utilized later in the journey, while also making the stop-start system more rapid and efficient.

Trim Level Powertrain

Land Rover Defender 130 P300 Mild Hybrid 3.0L Turbocharged I6 (296hp / 347 lb-ft at 1,500-4,250 rpm)

Land Rover Defender 130 P400 Mild Hybrid 3.0L Turbocharged I6 (395hp / 406 lb-ft at 2,000-5,000 rpm)

The P300 delivers effortless, refined performance from its 3.0-liter Ingenium six-cylinder powertrain and completes 0-60mph in 7.5 seconds. The P400 achieves 0-60mph in 6.3 seconds, with ample power and refinement(9).


Every Defender 130 is fitted with Land Rover's Intelligent All-Wheel Drive (iAWD) system and eight-speed ZF automatic transmission as standard. The iAWD technology efficiently and effectively manages the powertrain and power distribution between the front and rear axles, optimizing on-road efficiency and all-terrain capability as necessary(5).

Every Defender 130 is fitted with Electronic Air Suspension with Adaptive Dynamics and Land Rover's advanced Terrain Response(R) system for unrivalled all-terrain capability and driver confidence in various environments. The combination of advanced systems is designed for comfortable progress across broken surfaces, delivering agile performance(5).

The Electronic Air Suspension system allows for up to 16.9 of articulation, with 2.8 in of additional lift at the front (2.9 in at the rear) in off-road height to clear obstacles and assist when wading - Defender 130 will ford up to 35.4 in of water(10). The Defender's off-road capability is managed by Land Rover's Terrain Response(R) system, which allows the driver to fine-tune the driving experience to just about any terrain via the Pivi Pro screen(5,6).

The foundations for the Defender's all-terrain capability rely on Land Rover's aluminium-intensive monocoque D7x architecture. With a torsional rigidity of 25kNm/Degree, the Defender is three times more rigid than traditional body-on-frame designs and features the basis for the all-independent air suspension, twin-speed transfer box and Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system(5).

Defender 130 provides towing capacity of up to, 8,200lb while hitching is made easier with the Electronic Air Suspension(5) - controlled via a switch panel inside the tailgate. Detachable and multi-height towbar designs are available for effortless towing.

Defender 130 in numbers:

Length 211 in

Width 79 in (door mirrors folded)

Height 77.6 in

Wheelbase 119 in

Turning circle (kerb to kerb) 42.12 ft

Front overhang 33.3 in

Rear overhang 58.7 in

Approach angle2 37.5 degrees

Departure angle2 28.5 degrees

Breakover angle2 27.8 degrees

Ground clearance2 11.4in

Articulation 16.9 in

Maximum wading depth10 35.4 in

Maximum roof load Static: 661 lb

Dynamic: 360 lb

Maximum towing weight4 8,200 lb

Maximum payload Up to 1760 lb