The rebuilding of Land Rover's Defender lineup continues this summer with the addition of the eight-seat, long-wheelbase 130 model.
The 2023 three-row 130 is 13.38 inches longer than the Defender 110 and is designed to appeal to families who take a lot of camping and other gear with them on vacation. Maximum storage capacity is 89.9 cubic feet, and a roof rack is standard.
The seats are arranged with two up front and two rows of three seats. The middle row slides forward and tilts to enable easy access to the third row. The second- and third-row seats are raised slightly to improve passengers' visibility.
Two 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder turbo Ingenium engines are available — the standard P300 rated at 296 hp and the P400 rated at 395 hp. Both come standard with a mild-hybrid system and are bolted to ZF eight-speed automatic transmissions. All-wheel drive is also standard.