Yes, at 5,358mm including the spare wheel, the 130 is 340mm longer than the 110, but this added length has come entirely behind the rear axle
On a subjective note, some have found it a bit slab-sided or bulky looking compared to the far more truncated 90 and 110 body styles
The test car was also fitted with a dark chrome styling pack and the accessories pack that includes a ladder, storage box
As for the other downside, serious off-roaders might lament the fact that the departure angle, as a result of the longer tail, has reduced from 40 degrees to 28.5, vis-a-vis the 110.
But then if pushing the absolute limits off-road trumps carrying eight passengers in comfort, then, perhaps, the 130 isn’t the Defender for you.
The upside, of course, is inside, where you’ll find a brand new third row of seats, which Land Rover says can accommodate three adults.
Of course, it’s not as spacious or plush as the second-row bench, but because it’s located above and slightly behind the rear axle, it’s far better than the optional ‘plus two’ seats you can get in the 110.