DC100 Concept Gallery

The Land Rover  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 Land Rover DC100 Sport, takes a more performance-oriented route by turning the DC100 into a roadster pickup. You can view the DC100 Sport by visiting our other gallery post.

“The entire Land Rover team is excited about the opportunity, and the responsibility, of creating the replacement for the iconic Land Rover Defender. Loved the world over for its simple, honest and distinctive design, we are determined that the new Defender will be true to its heritage while meeting the requirements of a changing global market,” said John Edwards, Global Brand Director at Land Rover, in a recent press release.

There has been no decision made on whether the next-generation Defender will be available in the U.S., but it seems unlikely that an all-new 2015 Defender would be excluded from what will be Land Rover’s third largest market behind China and the UK.

 DC100 Highlights:

  • Versatile three-across front seating arrangement.
  • Extensive use of sustainable construction materials.
  • A Terrain-i scanner that warns the driver of off-road obstacles.
  • A sonar-based Wade Aid system that can aid in water crossings.
  • Next-generation Terrain Response® with automatic optimization.
  • Driver-activated spiked tire traction system.
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission and Intelligent Start/Stop.
  • Built-in inductive charging stations for electronics.
  • 2.0-liter hybrid-capable gasoline and diesel engine options.
  • Physical driveline disconnect increases efficiency and fuel economy.
  • Removable all-in-one instrumentation and data center.
  • Always-on connectivity and telematics.


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