Published on June 1st, 2022 | by Aaron Fernandez0
Land Rover Defender 130 joins the Defender family
The Land Rover Defender has been incredibly successful since its launch. Even at such a premium price ranging from RM799K to RM999K, the Defender’s sales continue to grow with waiting lists getting longer and longer. Now, Land Rover have just revealed a new member of the Defender family, the Land Rover Defender 130.
For those confused, the Land Rover Defender 130 has an 8-seater configuration instead of the usual 5 seats. Customers can still opt for the 5-seater configuration with the 130, or they can go for the Defender 110 (5-seater) or even the Defender 90 (3-seater).
Upgrading to an 8-seater, the Defender’s body has been extended by 13.38-inchs to provide the sufficient interior space without compromising its large boot space. While all models of the Defender are fitted with a panoramic roof, the Defender 130 comes with a second sunroof above the third row of seats.
The Defender 130 is offered with the all-new Sedona Red exclusive exterior colour option as well. You can further enhance the look with the optional Extended Bright Pack which gives all lower body panels Ceres Silver Satin. These go well with the 20-inch Luna allow wheels which come with an optional Bright Silver finish.
Buyers interested in the Defender 130 are most likely buying it for the extra space. The engineers from Land Rover have managed to provide great legroom inside the vehicle, making use of every inch of space available. Four Zone Climate Control and carpets are exclusively found in the Defender 130, while standard features like heated seats and padded armrests keep the passengers comfortable. There is also 13.7 cubic feet of cargo volume even with the third row of seats in place.
The interior also features a new exclusive colour and material. Noble Chrome and Ceres Silver finishes are found throughout the cabin as well as Natural Light Oak engineered wood veneer material finish. The Pivi Pro Infotainment touchscreen display has been enlarged to a 11.4-inch with Software Over the Air capability. Additional features include Smart Voice Guidance, what3words navigation system and Cabin Air Purification Plus.
As for powertrain, there are two petrol options available – the P300 and P400. The Land Rover Defender 130 P300 is a 3.0L turbocharged six-cylinder engine that outputs 295PS and 470Nm of torque. The P400 is slightly more powerful, generating 395PS and 550Nm of torque. Both options feature Mild-Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV) technology, Land Rover’s Intelligent All-Wheel Drive (iAWD) system and eight-speed ZF automatic transmission.