Land Rover Defender Concept 100 (DC 100) & Defender Concept 100 Sport Showcased At 2012 Auto Expo


As we reported in our post dated 30th December, JLR/Jaguar and Land Rover have showcased their concept models at the 2012 Auto Expo. Back at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show the company displayed Land Rover DC100 and Land Rover DC100 Sport concept cars and recently they graced the Auto Expo as well.

The company has designed both the models following a very futuristic approach and both the concepts carry the real spirit of the Land Rover Series 1 established in 1948. In a simple term the concepts are a modern interpretation of the brand’s heritage and are very futuristic in all aspects.

Land Rover DC 100

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Some of the technologies employed in these concepts include mixed alloy underpinnings, eight speed automatic transmission, Intelligent start stop system, Land Rover’s next generation all-terrain technology, Terrain Response system etc.

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Land Rover DC100 & DC100 Sport Concept Key Features

  • Two new concepts from Land Rover investigate the potential future design direction of the iconic Defender.
  • The concepts capture the flexibility, adaptability and configurability that have always been key attributes of Land Rover and continue in today’s Defender.
    • Defender Concept 100 demonstrates the future of Land Rover capability and versatility.
    • Defender Concept 100 Sport is an active expression of freedom and leisure.
  • Both concepts are based on the same lightweight, mixed-alloy platform.
  • Three-abreast ‘social seating’ is inspired by the very first Land Rovers.
  • Cutting-edge, sustainable, hi-tech materials taken from aerospace industries.
  • The Terrain-i scanning device warns the driver of obstacles when off-roading and can suggest alternative routes.
  • Wade Aid uses sonar technology to assess water depth and advise the driver of optimum speed.
  • Intelligent, next-generation, Land Rover Terrain Response system automatically optimizes the car for any environment.
  • Driver-activated spiked tyre system can be deployed at the touch of a button.
  • Permanent four-wheel drive with an eight-speed transmission, Intelligent Stop/Start and a transfer case.
  • Driveline Disconnect physically decouples the rear axle to save fuel when all-wheel drive is not required.
  • 2.0-litre, four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines with hybrid and plug-in capabilities.
  • Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Leisure key is a waterproof, lightweight alternative to the control fob.
  • ‘Always-on’ connectivity and telematics allow for car-to-smartphone, car-to-car and car-to-base communication.
  • Built-in induction charging stations throughout both concepts.


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The company is currently working on the production models of the Defender series and hopefully they will launch this vehicle in the global market by 2015/2016.


Image-Land Rover DC100 Sport Concept


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Land Rover DC100 & DC100 Sport Concept Exclusive Shots From 2012 Auto Expo


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Image-Land Rover DC100 Sport Concept


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