As announced recently, the Land Rover name as a brand will no longer be used by JLR (formerly Jaguar Land Rover), and the Defender, Range Rover and Discovery will become brand names rather than just model lines. It’s part of the ‘House of Brands’ approach in the company’s Reimagine roadmap moving forward.
For a start, the Defender brand will have an additional model – the new Defender 130 Outbound – along with the Defender 130 V8. These join the Defender 110 which will now be available with a new heritage-inspired County Exterior Pack, the Hardtop commercial model, and the advanced P400e PHEV variant.
Only with 5-seater layout
The 130 Outbound offers an unprecedented combination of luxurious interior space and all-terrain capability. Available exclusively with the 5-seat layout, it brings even greater potential for overland exploration with the assurance of the go-anywhere capability for which Land Rovers have always been known.
With up to 2,516 litres (1,329 litres with row two seats in use) of space in the rear, those with active and adventurous lifestyles can pack everything they need for journeys of exploration. Its near-flat loadspace floor (with 1.267 metres in length behind the 2nd row) easily accommodates everything from wetsuits and kit bags to camping and climbing gear.
Unique design enhancements
The familiar silhouette has unique exterior design enhancements to give a subtle, purposeful look. These enhancements include a Shadow Atlas Matt finish to the bumpers and grille insert, while side vents are finished in Anthracite. To complement the Outbound design, the 20-inch wheels are finished in Gloss Black.
Fuji White, Santorini Black, Carpathian Grey and Eiger Grey make up the colour palette, while body-coloured rear signature panels and D-pillar finishers complete the exterior enhancements. For those who require superior scratch resistance when driving over rough terrain, Satin Protective Film is available as an option.
Inside, customers can choose luxurious full Windsor leather or durable Resist fabric, offering tactile material options to best suit their lifestyle. All are finished in Ebony, with an Ebony Morzine headliner, Robustec veneer and Defender’s signature cross-car beam in Satin Black Powder Coat Brushed finish.
With the off-roading tradition of its predecessor, the 130 Outbound has many practical touches to protect the interior. Durable rubber floor matting can be folded down to protect the bumper when loading bulky or heavy equipment such as bikes or suitcases. Additional stowage areas safely store smaller items out of sight, while extra lashing points and a new cargo net mean a variety of outdoor equipment – large or small – can be secured while driving, ready for use on arrival.
Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle technology
The 130 Outbound is available exclusively with P400 petrol Ingenium power that uses Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV) technology. 4×4 capability is provided by the brand’s proven Intelligent All-Wheel Drive System and Terrain Response 2 system, while Electronic Air Suspension and Adaptive Dynamics are fitted as standard. Electronic Air Suspension allows up to 430 mm of articulation and up to 900 mm of wading.
“Defender 130 Outbound is an incredibly desirable addition to the Defender family, for our most adventurous clients who love to get out and explore and need greater load carrying space with a five-seat configuration. Its unique design enhancements and spacious interior provide a compelling blend of capability and practicality. The 4×4 family offers something for everyone, with the introduction of the V8 powertrain to Defender 130, while the new County Exterior Pack celebrates Defender’s roots with a modern take on a classic design,” said Mark Cameron, Managing Director, Defender.