We’ve already spied the forthcoming Land Rover Defender 130 in disguised form, but these newly published patent images give us our clearest look yet at the eight-seater SUV.
The Defender 130 will feature an extended body, making it the largest and a lot of spacious iteration of the reborn off-roader and completing a three-tiered line-up of Defender models, alongside the 90 and 110.
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From these patent images, it appears that the wheelbase of the Defender 130 will remain unchanged. Instead, the extra length is afforded by a much longer rear overhang than the 110, with a larger side window that extends all the way to the back of the car. Land Rover will probably utilise the extra space to improve leg room for third-row passengers, as well as boosting boot capacity.
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The extended rear overhang will impact the Defender’s off-road ability, however, and its departure angles will be lower than smaller variants. Elsewhere, the design is unchanged, save for what look to be slightly redesigned side vents on the front wings.
The Defender 130 is set to be launched this year, and our snappers have previously caught the automobile testing on German roads in a black and white camouflage, with black wheels and dark tinted windows.