Land Rover revealed its Discovery Vision Concept SUV in New York. It is a vision of Land Rover’s future family of Discovery vehicles, the first model of which is due in 2015. The concept car previews dynamic new design language and an array of innovative versatility and capability features, while also showcasing pioneering technologies from Jaguar Land Rover’s advanced research division.
The Discovery Vision Concept was unveiled alongside a scale model of the Virgin Galactic spacecraft at a spectacular event aboard the USS Intrepid – a sea, air and space experience centre – in Manhattan, a day ahead of the opening of the New York Auto Show 2014.
With the Discovery poised to transition from a single model to a new family of vehicles which will redefine the leisure SUV category, the Discovery Vision Concept offers an exciting preview of Land Rover’s vision for the range, and the modern, premium design language of future models.
Phil Popham, Group Marketing Director, Jaguar Land Rover, said: “We announced at the Geneva Motor Show in March that the Discovery family is set to evolve. And it is apt that in the 25th anniversary year of the original Discovery that we preview how this evolution will take us forward into a daring new era. The Discovery Vision Concept gives us the first stunning glimpse into this hugely exciting future.”
Designed for the future
The Discovery Vision Concept alludes to its unique lineage with design elements such as the stepped roof and alpine lights. Far greater attention than ever before has been given to creating relevant versatility combined with compelling design. This is a radical and sharply focused approach to embodying Land Rover’s vision of the ultimate leisure SUV.
Land Rover pulled out all the stops to unveil its latest, the 2014 Range Rover Sport, to a crowd of motor connoisseurs and VIP guests gathered at Grand Central Station not long ago. Trendland was on hand to witness the arrival of the night’s subject, delivered by none other than the actor who would be Bond, Daniel Craig, who dramatically drove the Range Rover Sport through the closed off streets of Manhattan to arrive at the event venue. A introductory short film by Hollywood director Jonathan P.B. Taylor was played for to the gathered to mark Craig’s arrival, which is included here. The Range Rover Sport premiered a day later at the New York International Auto Show on March 27th, and will hit the markets during the third quarter of 2013. With an all new design, the 2014 model weighs 800 pounds less that its previous version, boasts quicker acceleration, and a new supercharged V-6 engine within it’s all-aluminum construction. The interiors are, of course, some of the best in the market, with an air of ruggedness offsetting the fine materials.
London-based Prindiville Design introduces its Land Rover Defender Limited Edition. Based on the latest Defender 90 Hard Top model, the vehicle can undergo a power upgrade in which the 2.4-liter turbo-diesel engine is equipped with a high flow intercooler and turbocharger, cranking the horsepower from 122 to 190, with 339 lb-ft of torque. The resulting boost allows the Defender to go from a standstill to 60 mph in just ten seconds. Customers can keep the standard six-speed manual transmission or opt for an automatic or tiptronic gearbox. The vehicle is fitted with LED lights, chrome rocker bars and a titanium sports exhaust system. A Revised suspension, high-performance brakes, and 18-inch alloy wheels are also added. Inside, the cabin is appointed with Italian leather sport seats, Alcantara upholstery and new center console. There’s also a 5-inch built-in LCD monitor with Internet, DVD player and GPS navigation. Prindiville is taking orders now for the Limited Edition Land Rover Defender, with just 25 examples available to the public. via: WCF
Land Rover is filling out the Range Rover model series with a new option: the Luxury Edition. It essentially takes the base model – already an extremely well-appointed SUV – and as the name suggests, works in a few more extra creature comforts. Features include a sun roof, heated steering wheel, contrast-stitched leather trim and a Harman/Kardon audio system, one primary thing that sets this vehicle apart, for Range Rover fans, is the updated metalwork: the Luxury sports a blacked-out grill, and the body is free of the extraneous design features that some feel are simply complications to the Range Rover design. The vehicle is available in white, black or bronze, with 20-inch wheels; power comes from a capable 245-horsepower, 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 – but the vehicle is a Europe-only release. Check out the gallery of this newest Range Rover after the jump. via: Autoblog.