The San Francisco Bay Area is home to a large number of Land Rover enthusiasts, many of whom are purists who celebrated the newest generation of the iconic Land Rover Defender line when it was released as a 2020 Land Rover model. The all-new Defender line updated the styling of the prior Defender 90 and Defender 110, while capturing the classic and distinctive lines of the original “Series” and “Defender” models. And, per Land Rover, it remains true to the brand’s heritage by being the toughest and strongest vehicle they have ever created.
The Long Awaited Land Rover Defender 130
For Defender zealots, bigger is better, and the Land Rover Defender 130 absolutely delivers. The much anticipated Defender 130 offers a full-sized third row of seating, allowing this newest model in the Defender line-up to comfortably seat 8 people. It accomplishes this by adding nearly 14 inches in body length to the Defender 110, making the Defender 130 actually feel spacious while featuring 8 full-sized seats. Contributing to this sense of spaciousness is an expansive panoramic roof over the 1st and 2nd rows of seats, plus an additional fixed-glass sunroof over the 3rd row of seats.
Even with all seats in “up” position for passengers, the Land Rover Defender 130 provides a generous 13.7 cubic feet of cargo space. However, when all folding seats are in the stowed position, the Defender 130’s storage area transforms into a cavernous, 80+ cubic feet. And with electronic air suspension, you can adjust the ride height to make loading cargo even easier. Now that you know it can consume plenty of gear on the inside, consider that the Defender 130 can also tow up to 8,200 lbs. Your entire weekend getaway… on wheels.
Long On Luxury
All that extra space is luxuriously appointed, with four elegant trim levels, apexing with the 2023 Land Rover Defender 130 First Edition. That model offers three combinations of interiors that were carefully curated by the Land Rover design team and includes such amenities as a Meridian sound system, privacy glass, heated second- and third-row seating, and Land Rover’s Driver Assist Pack.
In a nod to sustainability that will cheer many outdoor enthusiasts in Northern California, the Defender 130 makes optimal use of “Resist”, Land Rover’s new leather-free material that has a lower carbon footprint than leather alternatives, while offering an exceptionally durable, easy-to-clean surface, that offers a supple texture and fine grain appearance.
Technology to Go the Distance… and Enjoy the Journey
Featuring Land Rover’s most advanced technology to date, the Land Rover Defender 130 will keep you connected, informed, on course, and entertained. Pivi Pro, the Defender 130’s sophisticated infotainment system, is both intuitive and powerful. Remote updates keep you up-to-date for navigation and real-time traffic conditions via a touchscreen available in up to 14.4-inches in size. And specially placed cameras can provide you with unobstructed views of what is behind you, as well as immediately ahead of the front bumper, as if you could literally see through the hood.
And the List of High Tech Features Keeps Going
USB charging ports are supported by wireless cell phone charging; the optional Meridian surround sound system envelopes all 8 passengers with the same breathtaking audio quality regardless of seating position; the Head Up display unobtrusively presents key data — including navigation directions — on the vehicle windshield to allow you to keep your eyes on the trail ahead; cabin air ionization improves interior air quality; Blindspot Assist identifies vehicle hidden from view; Adaptive Cruise Control helps maintain a safe distance between you and the vehicle ahead; and a 3D Surround camera system provides navigation perspectives as if you were observing your movements from outside the vehicle.
The 2023 Land Rover Defender 130 will be available in two powertrains, both with Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV) technology to boost efficiency while delivering 0-60 MPH performance in as little as 6.3 seconds.
Details and Specifications
For more detailed information on all aspects of the 2023 Defender 130, visit the Land Rover Newsroom for its May 31, 2022 press release introducing the newest addition to the Defender model lineup.
We anticipate demand to be strong for all three iterations of the Land Rover Defender, but the Defender 130 may be the most challenging to acquire. While we all have to await arrival of the 2023 Land Rover Defender 130, Cole European encourages you to not wait to join those already in line. If interested, we invite you to contact us at your earliest opportunity to discuss placing yourself on our no-obligation waitlist.
Contact Cole European for more information on the all-new 2023 Land Rover Defender 130 or to test-drive other new or Certified Pre-Owned models. You can also shop from the comfort or your home at Cole Land Rover and Jaguar online. Our team of experienced, factory-trained technicians is also here to keep your current vehicle running at its best. Family owned since 1963, Cole European in Walnut Creek, California, is your Bay Area Jaguar Land Rover dealership.