Land Rover Australia will open order books for the just-revealed stretched Defender 130 on August 1, with a starting price of $124,150 before on-road costs.

    The company today announced its super-long SUV model would come here in ‘SE’ spec level only, with single petrol and diesel six-cylinder engine options.

    The Defender 130 joins the Defender 110 five-door and Defender 90 three-door, offering what JLR bills “adventuring opportunities for up to eight adults across three rows of full-size seating” – so long as your payload is under 750kg.

    The Land Rover Defender 130 SE D300 diesel will wear a local sticker price of $124,150 before on-road costs, while the P400 petrol costs $131,650.

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    That makes them, respectively, $22,200 and $22,540 more expensive than the equivalent Defender 110 SE models with these engines.

    The Defender 130 has been stretched by 340mm over the Defender 110, taking its length to a gargantuan 5358mm long with the spare tyre.

    That makes it up to 378mm longer than a Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series, 154mm longer than a Jeep Grand Cherokee L, and 115mm longer than a Mercedes-Benz GLS.

    The extra-long Defender’s departure angle naturally suffers, down 11.5 degrees, but its other off-road angles are the same. So too are its 3022mm wheelbase, 2008mm width and 1970mm height.

    Third-row occupants also enjoy air vents, padded armrests, storage, USB-C outlets and available heated seats.

    Occupants in the first two rows have a panoramic sunroof above them, while rows two and three enjoy a small “stadium rise” to improve their visibility.

    ISOFIX child seat anchor points are situated on the outboard seats of the second and third rows.

    Four-zone climate control is exclusive to the Defender 130. There’s also still 389L of boot space with all three rows in place.

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    Moving to the front of the cabin, the Defender 130 uses the 11.4-inch Pivi Pro infotainment system found on Defender 90 and 110 models.

    There’s a new Natural Light Oak engineered wood veneer finish, while Land Rover is debuting its new Cabin Air Purification Plus with the 130.

    This features nanoe X allergen reduction and pathogen removal technology, and you can use your smartphone to activate the Purge function prior to entering the car.

    A range of Ingenium 48V mild-hybrid inline-six turbocharged petrol and diesel engines will be available, depending on the market. Australia’s options will be the:

    • P400 petrol: 3.0-litre six-cylinder, 48V MHEV, 294kW, 550Nm, 0-100km/h in 6.6 seconds.
    • D300 diesel: 3.0-litre six-cylinder, 48V MHEV, 221kW, 650Nm, 0-100km/h in 7.5 seconds.

    Every Defender 130 is fitted with JLR’s Intelligent All-Wheel Drive (iAWD) system and eight-speed ZF automatic transmission. The iAWD manages power distribution between the front and rear axles.

    While the engines are familiar, the towing capacity is down 500kg over the Defender 110, to 3000kg braked.

    Standard air suspension allows for an extra 71.5mm of lift at the front and 73.5mm at the rear, and the 130 can ford up to 900mm of water, says JLR.

    In addition to the longer rear overhang, the 130 can be distinguished by a unique Sedona Red exterior colour and an Extended Bright Pack that features Ceres Silver Satin-finished lower body cladding and Noble Chrome skid plates.


    With the new Range Rover Sport losing its third-row option, Land Rover buyers with larger families now have a choice between the Defender and Discovery in this part of the market.

    The Defender 130 will come standard with a five-year unlimited kilometre warranty with roadside assist and a five-year servicing plan ($2250 for the P400 and $2650 for the D300).

    2023 Land Rover Defender 130 pricing:

    • Defender 130 SE D300 – $124,150
    • Defender 130 SE P400 – $131,650

    Prices exclude on-road costs.

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    Mike Costello
    Mike Costello is a Senior Contributor at CarExpert.
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