What’s taking place
Land Rover is releasing an extended model of the Defender.
Why it issues
It would supply eight seats, greater than any competitor.
The Land Rover Defender lineup will increase on Could 31 with the revealing of the Defender 130, an extended variant of the SUV that can have eight seats in complete.
Whereas the prevailing four-door Defender 110 is offered with a 3rd row of seats, the $2,100 folding setup solely seats two and could be very cramped for adults, to not point out it takes up a number of the cargo space when in place. The 130’s structure can have three-across bench seats in each the second and third rows for a complete of eight seats, although we guess a seven-seat structure may additionally be provided.
Not like with different prolonged SUVs, the extra size will seemingly be behind the rear axle as an alternative of within the wheelbase, giving the Defender 130 ungainly proportions with a big rear overhang not in contrast to the lately revealed. That ought to make the third row actually spacious, a minimum of. In any other case the Defender 130 ought to look similar to the opposite Defender fashions, other than possibly a brand new badge and totally different trim choices.
No different particulars have been introduced, however the Defender 130 seemingly will not be provided with the automobile’s base four-cylinder engine, as an alternative coming customary with the mild-hybrid turbocharged inline-6. The superior supercharged V8 will most definitely be non-obligatory, too. Anticipate the Defender 130 to hold a premium of round $5,000 over an equal 110.
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