Land Rover Defender 130 still under wraps amid fresh round of speculation

Land Rover Defender 130 plans remain under wraps, despite patent drawings being exposed last year – and a fresh round of internet speculation.

The internet has rediscovered patent drawings of the upcoming Land Rover Defender 130 – a stretched-body version of the current Land Rover Defender 110.

The patent drawings were published last year but there is a fresh round of speculation after motoring news sites around the world began copying each other’s homework over the weekend.

Land Rover Australia remains tight-lipped about the longer-bodied version of the popular Defender.

However, if the model goes into production, it is expected to be timed with a model-year update with the rest of the Defender range in 2023 or 2024.

Drive understands the Land Rover Defender 130 wheelbase – the distance between the front and rear wheels – is the same as the current Land Rover Defender 110, but the body length is stretched behind the rear wheels to create a larger cargo hold.

The Land Rover Defender 130 – as media speculation has dubbed it – would answer the call for those who want more room.

Although the Land Rover 110 is bigger bumper to bumper than the Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series, it has a smaller cargo area.

The Land Rover Defender 130 – if it goes into production – would answer the call for more space, and be closer in size to the large SUVs sold in the US.

Here is our story on the Land Rover Defender 130 patent images from last year.  

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