Land Rover: Defender 130 is primed for adventure in style
By: David Ho
August 17, 2023
One can tell a lot about a person by their choice of car. If there’s one thing that the New Land Rover Defender 130 exudes, it’s a sense of adventure. It comes with a whole range of features and enhancements to back that up
The new vehicle allows one to effortlessly transport up to eight people across any type of terrain, balancing comfort with customary Defender durability and capability. It comes with a number of exterior and interior enhancements that make the New Defender 130 a unique addition to its namesake family.
For starters, it features an extended body for greater interior space. The Defender silhouette is elegantly and expertly extended by 340mm, for more space with a maximum load capacity of 2,516 litres and three rows of full-size seating in 2+3+3 arrangement. Additional touches have been added to provide the best passenger experience in the third row, which includes heated seats, padded armrests, storage and USB-C provision to charge devices on the go. Carpets are also fitted throughout the car. All those riding along in it can also enjoy purer air with advanced Cabin Air Purification Plus. Four Zone Climate Control are uniquely available on the Defender 130.
Furthermore, they are fitted with the larger 11.4-inch Pivi Pro touchscreen to make it a state-of-the-art experience. After all, exploring all terrains requires that one be able navigate well. All models are fitted with a panoramic sunroof as standard, with a second sunroof above the third row. But if faced with inclement weather, one is well protected with the Defender Hard Top 90 it is outfitted with.
“New Defender 130 brings a new dimension of capability to our most durable and rugged family of vehicles. Its spacious interior welcomes and transports up to eight people in supreme comfort, enabling unparalleled sophisticated adventuring opportunities for families, with unique design signatures to create a distinct New Defender experience,”says Nick Collins, the executive director of vehicle programmes at Land Rover.
But it’s not just function and practical upgrades. The Defender 130 has its own colour palette, with an exclusive new Sedona Red colour. There is a striking but optional Extended Bright Pack that gives the New Defender 130 a unique character, with Ceres Silver Satin finish for all lower body panels. It serves as a distinctive look on vehicles finished in Hakuba Silver and Fuji White, as well as Eiger Grey which will be available from 2024. In addition, Ceres Silver detailing can be seen on the bonnet louvres and side fenders of all Defender 130 models. They would go very well with the 20-inch Luna alloy wheels, which are available in a Bright Silver finish.
The New Land Rover Defender 130 is likely to become a design icon too, joining the likes of other cars with memorable and unique designs, such as the Mini Cooper and Porsche 911.
The Defender 130 has maintained the classic rear design of the Defender, thanks to Land Rover engineers that have crafted a subtle boat tail-style uplift that also maximises the unparalleled all-terrain capability customers expect from Defender, providing a departure angle of 28.5 degrees. In addition, the rear LED lighting units surrounds have been re-engineered to maintain the three distinct lines that define Defender’s side profile as they rise subtly towards the rear.
The New Defender 130 is available at a price tag of HK$1,598,000 in Hong Kong. Those interested in this model can see it in Hong Kong at the exclusive showroom of Jaguar Land Rover Kwai Chung Service Centre. Different models of the Defender will also be exhibited at the exclusive showroom until the end of August. Members of the public can now make an appointment for a visit. Register here to stay updated on the latest news, offers and events.