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ALL ABOARD The stunning new luxury Land Rover Defender seats EIGHT and costs £70,000

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LAND ROVER has unveiled a top-of-the-line version of its beefy Defender SUV.

Not only is this new 130 model more luxurious than the existing 90 and 110 models, but it can also accommodate more people – eight in total.

To accommodate those extra pews, the 130 is 34cm longer than the five-seat 110 and rivals cars like the BMW X7 and Mercedes GLS.

That extra length means more boot space too – a whopping 2516 liters with both rear seats folded down.

Compared to the already huge 110 version, that’s around 953 liters more.

Large SUVs in the US and Middle East are already available in eight-seat configurations, but the Lander Rover Defender 130 will be the first SUV to offer them here in the UK.

Seats will be arranged in a two-three-three configuration, with the car’s extra length meaning headroom and legroom should still be very generous.

The rear-most seats sit slightly higher than those in the middle to ensure good visibility, and access them by sliding a collapsible center set out of the way.

There are a number of engines to choose from; a P300 petrol turbocharged straight-six with 296 hp or a faster P400.

If you’re more into diesel then there’s a 296hp D300 straight-six and we wouldn’t rule out the possibility of a plug-in hybrid and a flavorful V8 petrol version also coming soon. After all, the other defenders have them.

Whichever engine you choose, you get the eight-speed automatic transmission, air suspension and signature Land Rover all-wheel drive as standard.

There’s a choice of trim levels though – SE, HSE, X-Dynamic, X and limited edition First Edition with all the bells and whistles.

The 130 gets Land Rover’s slickest infotainment system as standard, normally reserved for the more expensive versions of the 90 and 110.

Buyers also get new interior trim options such as chrome air vents and seat switches, oak veneer, and tan leather seats.

Prices start at just over £73,000 for the entry-level petrol model and end at around £98,000 for the top-of-the-range diesel.

If a V8 version does come out we can expect it to cost well over £100k.

LAND ROVER has unveiled a top-of-the-line version of its beefy Defender SUV.

Not only is this new 130 model more luxurious than the existing 90 and 110 models, but it can also accommodate more people – eight in total.

To accommodate those extra pews, the 130 is 34cm longer than the five-seat 110 and rivals cars like the BMW X7 and Mercedes GLS.

That extra length means more boot space too – a whopping 2516 liters with both rear seats folded down.

Compared to the already huge 110 version, that’s around 953 liters more.

Large SUVs in the US and Middle East are already available in eight-seat configurations, but the Lander Rover Defender 130 will be the first SUV to offer them here in the UK.

Seats will be arranged in a two-three-three configuration, with the car’s extra length meaning headroom and legroom should still be very generous.

The rear-most seats sit slightly higher than those in the middle to ensure good visibility, and access them by sliding a collapsible center set out of the way.

There are a number of engines to choose from; a P300 petrol turbocharged straight-six with 296 hp or a faster P400.

If you’re more into diesel then there’s a 296hp D300 straight-six and we wouldn’t rule out the possibility of a plug-in hybrid and a flavorful V8 petrol version also coming soon. After all, the other defenders have them.

Whichever engine you choose, you get the eight-speed automatic transmission, air suspension and signature Land Rover all-wheel drive as standard.

There’s a choice of trim levels though – SE, HSE, X-Dynamic, X and limited edition First Edition with all the bells and whistles.

The 130 gets Land Rover’s slickest infotainment system as standard, normally reserved for the more expensive versions of the 90 and 110.

Not only is this new 130 model more luxurious than the existing 90 and 110 models, but it can also accommodate more people – eight in total.

Prices start at just over £73,000 for the entry-level petrol model and end at around £98,000 for the top-of-the-range diesel.

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