Land Rover's revived Defender family continues to expand beyond the standard two- and four-door models with the debut of the eight-seat long-wheelbase 130.
The 2023 Defender 130, distinguished by its third-row seating, is 13.38 inches longer than the four-door Defender 110 and caters to families who take a lot of gear on holiday. Maximum storage capacity is 89.9 cubic feet, and the roof rack is standard.
The eight seats are arranged with two upfront, then two rows with three seats in each. The middle row slides forward and tilts to enable access to the third row. The second- and third-row seats are also 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 eight-speed automatic transmissions supplied by Germany's ZF. All-wheel drive is also standard.
The Outbound, powered by JLR's 3.0-liter twin-turbo inline six-cylinder engine, is a luxurious five-seat version of the long-wheelbase Defender that offers 88.85 cubic feet of storage space behind the second row of seats, a cargo area designed to hold camping gear, wetsuits and other off-road excursion items.
We've rounded up some reviews of the Defender 130.