Let’s make no bones about it: the new Land Rover Defender is a radically different car than its predecessor. So not only does it look a lot more modern, but its comfort is also on a different level and it has become child’s play to wade through the mud with it. However, the Land Rover will soon get a little more deployability, because then an eight-person version will be added to the range. And the British don’t just do that with this new Defender by screwing two simple benches longitudinally against the walls of the cargo space.
For adventurous/large families
Instead, this newcomer will divide its occupants into three rows of seats, as is already the case with many large MPVs or SUVs. Usually they offer only seven seats, but the Defender boasts one more. It is not yet entirely clear where the British will be able to put that extra person, but there are two options. The 90 and 110 versions that we already know can be ordered with a seat between the two front passengers. So you get three places in the front, so that the longer Defender could offer place for eight by simply providing three places in the middle and two extra seats in the trunk. However, it is also possible that the third row of seats is wide enough for three people, and that the jump seat in front is omitted.
In any case, that rear row of seats should offer quite a lot of space, because Land Rover extends its Defender a bit for it. According to the rumors, it would be about 5.10 meters long, still a good 30 centimeters longer than the already not exactly compact Defender 110. This eight-seater would therefore go through life as Defender 130, a name that belongs to the classic Land Rovers was given to the double cab pick-up versions. We will be introduced to the new Defender 130 on May 31.