Just another Chelsea tractor that will be taking up two slots in the supermarket car Park!
Possibly, but it won't be the fault of the car.
Width (including mirrors):
New Defender 1999mm
VW Golf MkVII 2027mm
Thankfully, the new Defender is only marginally wider than the old one, which was a very narrow vehicle. Anyone who has owned a LR Series car or Defender (you included, I believe) knows that a large part of their on-road usability comes from the fact they get through gaps other cars can't.