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The Biggest Land Rover Defender Is Here To Fulfill Your Entire Joint Family’s Wanderlust Needs

The stretched off-roader will still do what it does best, but this time while accommodating up to eight people inside

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  • Land Rover Defender 130 comes to India with a starting price of Rs 1.30 crore (ex-showroom)

  • It is the eight-seater version of the Defender SUV.

  • Largest bodystyle after the Defender 90 and 110.

  • Offered in both 3.0-litre petrol and diesel powertrains assisted by a mild-hybrid system.

  • It has no direct rival in the country.

If money wasn’t an object, the Land Rover Defender would undoubtedly be the quintessential off-roader SUV out there. Quintessential because it’ll take you across the roughest and most demanding places without trading comfort and opulence for its off-roading prowess. And to add to its practicality quotient, it is offered in a host of body styles suitable for accommodating a large number of passengers.

And now, the biggest of the lot, the Defender 130, has come to India, with a sticker price of Rs 1.30 crore. It comes in the Defender HSE and Defender X trims and is offered with both petrol and diesel powertrains. Here’s the complete price list for the Defender 130:


Defender 130 Variant

Price (ex-showroom)

Petrol HSE

Rs 1.30 crore

Petrol X

Rs 1.41 crore

Diesel HSE

Rs 1.30 crore

Diesel X

Rs 1.41 crore

The Defender HSE and Defender X are priced at Rs 1.3 crore and Rs 1.41 crore (all ex-showroom), respectively. There is no price difference between the petrol and diesel powertrains as their corresponding trims have been valued the same.


Both the petrol and diesel powertrains comprise a 3.0-litre unit, assisted by a mild-hybrid system and geared with an eight-speed automatic unit which sends power to all four wheels. The parameter in which they differ is their outputs, which stand at 300PS/650Nm for the diesel and 400PS/550Nm for the petrol. 

Of course, this variation in output means their 0-100 times also differ. The petrol takes 6.6 seconds, while the diesel does the same sprint in 7.5 seconds. If you want to know more about its off-roading limits, head over here to see how the Defender 130 compares to the Defender 110.

Cabin and features

The cabin layout and design for the Defender 130 are identical to the smaller Defenders, but of course there’s the additional third row that makes sure no family member is left behind. And then there’s the extensive list of features. It includes wireless phone charging, auto-dimming IRVM, keyless entry, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, push-start button, three-zone climate control, cabin and footwell lighting, a seven-inch digital driver’s display and an 11.4-inch infotainment system.

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For safety, it gets equipment such as a tyre pressure monitoring system, multiple airbags, a 360-degree camera, hill-hold and descent control, ABS with EBD, and adaptive cruise control.

With the launch of the Defender 130 in India, the range of Defenders is now complete in the country. And while the likes of the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Mercedes-Benz G Wagon, and Jeep Wrangler can rival the Defender 90 and 110, the Defender 130 is a tad too big for their liking. After a thorough look, it seems like the Defender 130 doesn’t have a direct rival, although it does offer a rugged off-road-capable alternative to the BMW X7, Volvo XC90, and Mercedes GLS.

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