At the recent Delhi Auto Expo, Land Rover decided to unveil two updated variants of the Defender DC100 Concept. This time around, the automaker ditched silver and bright yellow paint in favor of a tasteful “Firenze Red” color scheme for both the standard hardtop and the convertible “Sport” version.
Land Rover hopes to have a production Defender model in showrooms by 2015. Like its predecessor, it will continue to offer go-anywhere capabilities. But the Defender DC100 Concepts hint that the next-generation will be more efficient and will offer a slew of new technologies.
“The Defender has always been at the heart of the Land Rover Brand and single-handedly defines our go-anywhere, can-do sprit,” said John Edwards, Land Rover Global Brand Director. “Our ambition is to create an all new Defender for a global market that remains absolutely faithful to its original DNA: tough, versatile, durable and capable. At the same time, it will be developed for the 21st century and adaptable for the needs of future generations.”
As with the Defenders unveiled at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, the Los Angeles Auto Show, and the Dubai Motor Show, the most recent concepts feature innovative off-road technological aids that reduce workload on the driver. These systems include a new Terrain-i system that creates an intelligent map of the topography in front of the vehicle and displays it as a 3D visualization. Then there’s Wade Aid, which utilizes sonar sensors mounted in the bumpers and wing mirrors to measure water depth. Naturally, these vehicles are also equipped with Land Rover’s acclaimed Terrain Response system.
Find more details on the Land Rover Defender DC100 Concepts below.