Land Rover Defender model range enhanced with the 130 model

This model Land Rover Defender – In the world of large 4WDs or even SUVs the Land Rover is unique.

Land Rover defender range

With the release of the 130 series, the Defender now has a spread of body styles that no one else has. Depending on the model they also have a choice of 4 engines as well.

Starting with the short wheelbase three door Defender 90 that exudes urban chic while having prodigious 4WD capability. This model is really aimed at a couple as the rear seats, while comfortable are difficult to access for anyone other than kids.

Then there is the Defender 110 which is a comfortable 5 seat 5 door wagon, more traditional in configuration and exuding levels of on road dynamics almost unheard of in a true 4WD.

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Now there is the Defender 130 that has grown by some 340mm to allow seating for 8 people in a two, three plus three configuration as well as a reasonable luggage area behind.

Many listeners may know that the model designations stand for wheelbase in inches.


The new 130 will be offered in Australia in SE trim level. With a choice of P400 petrol or D300 diesel Ingenium six-cylinder powertrains. Additionally it comes with a larger 11.4 inch Pivi Pro central touchscreen.

Land Rover Defender 130 boot

New Defender 130 will be available for retail orders from 1st August 2022. Suggested retail price is from $124,150 plus the usual costs in Australia.

No other manufacturer afford such a wide choice of body styles, occupant seating nor engines than the Defender.

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Land Rover Defender 130 rear

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.