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Land Rover Releases Defender Teaser Ahead of Debut at the End of May

The arrival of the Land Rover Defender with three rows that are larger than the previous version has long been known to the public.

The Land Rover company first confirmed the model’s existence in March 2021. In fact, spy camera shots caught a test prototype of the boxy SUV back in September. Now Land Rover has revealed that we’ll be officially seeing the Land Rover Defender 130 on May 31 and Land Rover itself has released a teaser image of the Defender 130 playing around on some dunes.

After this car’s release, of course, this series will be part of the Defender line which is above the Defender 90 version which has two doors and the Defender 110 version which has four doors and can accommodate five or seven passengers.

Spy Camera Shot

The Defender 130 will come with eight seats, with two rows of three seats positioned behind the driver and front passenger. To accommodate the extra passengers, the Defender 130 is expected to be 10 inches larger, with most of the extra length being in the rear overhang. In the teaser, the extended rear of the Defender 130 is intentionally obscured by a cloud of sand, but past spy camera shots actually give a good idea of ​​what the extra length looks like, and it doesn’t seem like much of the design has changed between the ones in the teaser. and the spy camera.

Similar Specifications To Other Defender Variants

According to previous reports, the Defender 130 has the same wheelbase of 3,022 millimeters as the Defender 110, but the overall wheelbase has increased by 342 millimeters to 5,100 millimeters. It is estimated that the Defender 130 will offer the same powertrain specifications as the other Defender variants. Expectedly, the entry-level engine for this model is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that produces 296 horsepower (221 kilowatts) and 295 pounds/foot (400 Newton-meters).

Buyers may also be able to upgrade to a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six mild hybrid engine with 395 horsepower (295 kW) and 406 lb/ft (551 Nm) of torque. The top trim is equipped with a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine that produces 518 horsepower (386 kW) and 461 lb/ft (625 Nm) of torque. All Defenders also have an eight-speed automatic gearbox and permanent four-wheel drive.

The extended Defender 130, indeed, looks like it was designed primarily for the US and China markets and is likely only offered in higher trim levels and will likely be equipped with six and eight cylinder engines. Orders for the Land Rover Defender 130 will open in the UK on May 31, and it won’t be long before it finally opens for customers in other countries to order the car. The starting price of the Defender 130 is expected to be at least $70,000, with the V-8 model being valued at $100,000.

Source : Autos.ID

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