Alfardan Premier Motors Co, the official retailer of Jaguar Land Rover in Qatar, has announced the arrival of the Defender 130 at its showrooms.
Alongside the critically acclaimed Defender 90 and Defender 110, the Defender 130 adds another dimension to the all-conquering family of all-terrain vehicles, with adventuring opportunities for up to eight adults across three rows of full-size seating, a press statement notes.
Like the Defender 90 and 110, the new 130 body design borrows its name from the original Defender family, inspired by the longest model in the line-up. It allows customers to effortlessly transport up to eight people across any terrain and is the ultimate demonstration of Defender’s breadth of talents.
The New Defender 130 is available in SE, HSE, X-Dynamic and X specifications, in addition to a First Edition.
A host of exterior and interior design enhancements and technologies distinguish New Defender 130, uniquely balancing comfort with customary Defender durability and capability.
Samer Bou Dargham, general manager for Alfardan Premier Motors, said: “The Defender 130 has made its long-awaited debut and we’re excited to present it in Qatar. It is our most spacious Defender model yet, with an eight-seater capacity and gear than ever before. This assertive evolution, defined with advanced technology, reinvents comfort and experience that will create unmatched, memorable family adventures.”
Bruce Robertson, managing director of Jaguar Land Rover Mena, added: “The Defender 130 is a remarkable addition to the successful Defender family, which is positioned in a category of its own, redefining exciting adventure. The highly anticipated Defender 130 is incomparable, designed with purpose, and engineered to excite; this eight-seater allows the creation of adventures on a grander scale for our discerning customers in the Mena region.”
Defender 130 has its own colour palette, with a new, exclusive Sedona Red option ensuring that the 130 stands out in the line-up. The exterior is complemented by the Extended Bright Pack – available in addition to the existing Bright Pack – which provides a distinct exterior design with Ceres Silver Satin finish around all lower body cladding and front and rear skid plates in Noble Chrome.
Inside, thoughtful storage and convenience solutions are provided for every passenger across all three rows of seating. This ensures that the Defender 130 caters to passengers in every seat, with effortless access to the spacious three-abreast third row in a bright and airy cabin.
The interior design features new colour and material options, providing an amplified all-terrain experience. The latest connected technologies and chassis systems – including a new, larger 11.4-inch Pivi Pro touchscreen, standard Electronic Air Suspension and Cabin Air Purification Plus – provide the ultimate support and comfort for modern off-road excursions.
The New Defender 130 is available in SE, HSE, X-Dynamic and X specifications, in addition to a First Edition. The First Edition is available in three combinations carefully curated by the designers, each featuring a distinct colour and design theme.
The First Edition model builds on the HSE specification with an extensive equipment list, including Matrix LED headlamps, heated second and third-row seating, four-zone climate control, Meridian Sound System, Driver Assist Pack and Privacy Glass. All feature 20-inch alloy wheels as standard, with a choice of P400 petrol or D300 diesel Ingenium six-cylinder powertrains.
Defender 130 provides a spacious and practical load area, with up to 389 litres of cargo volume even with the rearmost seats in place. When the seats are not in use, they stow to create a large loading area, giving customers the ultimate choice in configuring the interior arrangement that best suits their needs.
For families, ISOFIX child seat attachments are found on up to five of the passenger seats, on the outer seats of the second and third rows, as well as the front passenger seat. The five-seat version of Defender 130 offers a vast load area of up to 2,516 litres with row two folded.
New Defender 130 integrates the global location platform, what3words, giving customers accurate and precise navigation even in the most remote environments.
Interior air quality on every trip is enhanced by Cabin Air Purification Plus, which makes its Defender debut in the new 130. It is fitted to the largest Defender in the line-up as standard and combines nanoe TM X technology for allergen reduction and pathogen removal, to help significantly reduce odours and viruses.
Defender 130 is available with a powerful and efficient choice of electrified powertrains, including the P300 and P400 mild-hybrid Ingenium six-cylinder petrols.
Mild-Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV) technology underpins Land Rover’s six-cylinder Ingenium powertrains, providing seamless responses as well as enhanced fuel economy.
– P300 – 3.0-litre six-cylinder, MHEV, 300PS, 470Nm torque at 1,500-4,250rpm
– P400 – 3.0-litre six-cylinder, MHEV, 400PS, 550Nm torque at 2,000-5,000rpm
The P300 delivers effortless, refined performance from its 3.0-litre Ingenium six-cylinder powertrain and completes 0-100km/h in 8.0 seconds (0-60mph in 7.5 seconds). The P400 achieves 0-100km/h in 6.6 seconds (0-60mph in 6.3 seconds), with ample power and refinement.
Every Defender 130 is fitted with Land Rover’s Intelligent All-Wheel Drive (iAWD) system and eight-speed ZF automatic transmission as standard.
The foundations for the Defender’s all-conquering all-terrain capability rely on Land Rover’s aluminium-intensive monocoque D7 architecture.