This should make for (a) a very capable overland sherpa, and (b) a more rugged alternative to the full-fat Range Rover. Quite confident it will be around or just over $100K off the lot in an average spec, while all the social media and adverts for the new Range Rover seem to be pushing that more into Bentley/Rolls/G-Wagen territory.Another 130 was spotted, this one on Feb 5th in an Edinburgh car park . I think being inside helps give it some real-world scale. I am curious just how much of a premium LR is going to charge for the extra foot of space...
You must work in engineering/construction also! I once got grief for driving my wife's diesel Mercedes to a meeting. We bought it used for $20k and it was the cheapest vehicle there by far, but it had a three pointed start on it instead of a Ram, Blue Oval, or bow tie. I totally understand where you're coming from. A Grand Cherokee is not a rock crawler, but still remarkably capable off road. I have no experience with the new Grand Cherokee chassis, but my family members have had a number Grand Cherokees over the years and I've always been impressed by them, but the interiors were not as nice as a Land Rover. That may have changed since supposedly Jeep really stepped it up with the new Grand Cherokees, but I haven't ridden in one yet. The 3.6 V6 Pentastar and 5.7 V8 have proven to be reliable for whatever that's worth.I also work in a field where 70k on a truck is just fine, but a landrover would seem over the top.
Am I wrong to think that the Jeep Grand Cherokee is a good cross-comparison in terms of offroading ability and very good highway performance with a nice interior?
In a confidence inspiring move, the Land Rover USA online configurator shows that the i6 P300 has the exact same power output of 296 hp and 295 lb/ft of torque as the i4 P300 while Car and Driver claims something like 347 lb/ft of torque for the i6 P300. The configurator also shows 19.8 gallon tank for the Defender 130 so either the tanks are getting smaller, or they put in the imperial gallon unit, which would correspond to the US 23.8 gallon tank the 2022 Defender 110 came with. Just for fun, I configured a 2023 Land Rover Defender 110, and it also now comes with a 19.8 gallon tank according the the Land Rover USA configurator. So, either they're using the wrong "gallon" for the US market or Land Rover inexplicably chopped off 4 gallons of capacity from the fuel tank between 2022 and 2023 models for no apparent reason. Both the D130 and D110 are listed as the 197" length with spare tire. More likely, this is just the brand's continued (lack) of attention to detail which contributes to its broader reputation.I am not interested in the 130 really but what caught my attention is that the P300 engine in the 130 is a detuned i6 instead of the 2.0 4 banger. Who thinks this change will trickle down to the rest of the lineup? I know a lot of people in this thread complained that a 2.0 4 cylinder engine just wasn’t enough displacement to move an SUV like this. Did JLR listen to this feedback?
It will be interesting to see if you can get the i6 P300 at a similar price to the i4 P300 and with 18” wheels.
You can run aftermarket 18s on the P400 110s, I dont see why you wouldn't be able to on the 130.Assuming that Land Rover can get the units worked out, the D130, especially if the detuned i6 would be satisfied with regular fuel rather than premium gasoline, could be a winner for my family in the future. The configurator only allows for 19" wheels for the D130. If the i6 P300 replaces the i4 P300 in the 90 and 110, I really really really hope that the 18" wheels would stay.