The DC100 is one of a pair of concepts released yesterday at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. The DC100 represents the typical three-door hard top SUV. The companion concept, the DC100 Sport, takes a more performance-oriented route by turning the DC100 into a roadster pickup. There has been no decision made on whether the 2015 Defender will be available in North America.
The DC100 Sport is one of a pair of concepts unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show this morning. The DC100 and DC100 Sport are ostensibly replacements for the Land Rover Defender, but Land Rover has stated the concepts are not production-ready vehicles. Rather, they are designed to spur discussion about what should and should not be included on the final production version.
Land Rover's commitment to developing hybrid powertrains has been further reinforced by the new DC100 and DC100 Sport concept vehicles revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The pair of concepts feature diesel and gasoline versions of a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. The DC100 is equipped with the diesel version for maximum off-road capability and the DC100 Sport features the gasoline version.
The latest press release from Land Rover regarding the new DC100 concept really goes over the top in attempting to convince the reader that the DC100 is indeed the aesthetic and spiritual successor to the venerable Defender. It also goes to great lengths to ensure us that the concept will make an unparalleled off-road vehicle and reveals a lot about the inner workings of the DC100.
This morning at about 2:00 AM we received a Google News alert about the DC100 Sport, a roadster version of the DC100 concept. The DC100 and DC100 Sport will be officially unveiled to the world at the Frankfurt Motor Show this week. However, we got an early and more-than-likely unauthorized look. The article linked to the news alert was taken down within minutes.