Land Rover has just revealed more details on its new DC100 concept, and the company is also adding the DC100 Sport concept as well. Both concept models will pave way of the next-generation Land Rover Defender model.
“The new concept marks the move of the iconic Defender into the 21st century market,” Land Rover said. “The concept car builds upon the original models character but demonstrates the versatility and the future of the Defender. The design team aim to keep the Defender’s simple and honest style whilst meeting the requirements of an all-new global market.”
At a glance, the Land Rover DC100 Concept and the DC100 Sport Concept. Both vehicles are powered by a 2.0 liter 4-cylinder diesel engine or gasoline engine. Both engines are capable of being configured as parallel or plug-in hybrids. The engine is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission with Intelligent Stop / Star and Intelligent four-wheel drive with torque vectoring and Driveline Disconnect.
The interior of both the Land Rover DC100 and DC100 Sport concepts feature three across front seating. The middle seat lifts to reveal a secure stowage area, while the outer passenger seat can be folded away to increase carrying capacity. The interiors of these two concepts are built for tough and rugged, which features with latest in high-tech, tough, fabrics that will survive a lifetime of the roughest treatment. However, the DC100 Sport is built with more luxurious materials, which has leather with a subtle Tribal Tech pattern to reference a legacy of exploration.
The all-new Land Rover Defender is planned for production in 2015.