The Land Rover Defender has returned to the United States in recent months and has proven to be a popular SUV for many buyers. Currently, the vehicle can be purchased in two doors and a longer version of four doors, known as Defender 110. Many buyers have been clamoring for something with more space in the third row, and Land Rover is ready to deliver.
A new Defender 130 is on the way, according to a recent report. The 130 will have an extra 14 inches of body, giving it a much more usable third row seat. The optional third line on the 110 is only suitable for younger children. The longest Defender can mean a third line suitable for real adults.
The 130 will be targeted at buyers in the United States, China and the Middle East. The chassis of the 130 will be the same with the same wheelbase as the Defender 110. However, the vehicle will have a total length of 201 inches. While more space inside the Defender 130 is exciting, even more exciting was the recent announcement of a new V-8 engine option for the Defender in 2022.
Land Rover is offering a supercharged V-8 engine under the hood. The disadvantage of putting the V-8 engine in the vehicle is that the price goes up significantly. For 2022, the Defender 90 V-8 (pictured) starts at $ 97,200, with the Defender 110 V-8 starting at $ 100,400.
No matter which version you buy, they get the same 5.0-liter supercharged V-8 that produces 518 horsepower and 461 foot-pounds of torque. Land Rover says the Defender 90 V8 will reach 60 mph in 4.9 seconds and 149 mph with enough road. Six- and four-cylinder engines remain options.