Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept Debut
Land Rover’s new Discovery Vision Concept will make its Midlands debut at this weekend’s Eastnor Land Rover Show at Eastnor Castle’s Deer Park.
Acting as the inspiration for Land Rover’s future line-up of SUV vehicles, the new Discovery Vision Concept offers the latest styling and technology features to come from the British brand.
Its appearance at the Eastnor Land Rover Show will be in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Land Rover Discovery SUV – one of the carmakers most iconic models, with over one million sales to date.
The very first Land Rover Discovery model to ever roll off the production line in 1989 will be starring alongside the new Discovery Vision Concept at the weekend, juxtaposing both the heritage and the future of the Discovery name.
The new Discovery Vision Concept continues the legacy of the classic Discovery SUV by modernising its design and equipping it with all of the latest technology. Its mixture of new ideas are expected to specifically showcase features of the upcoming Discovery 5 model and a Discovery Sport model – which is likely to act as a replacement for the Freelander.
New York International Auto Show
Making an appearance at the New York International Auto Show on April 16, the new Vision Concept has been described by Land Rover as a “new, compelling, relevant design direction that connects on an emotional level”.
Offering a design that is slightly more rugged to that of the Range Rover Evoque SUV, the Vision Concept is much more chiselled to previous generations of the Discovery – making for a more modern and ultimately futuristic appeal.
Transparent Bonnet system
In terms of technology highlights, the Vision Concept has been grabbing headlines with its Transparent Bonnet system – which gives the driver an augmented view of what is under the bonnet, helping with unpredictable terrains.
Smart Glass feature
Other technology additions include a Smart Glass feature, offering a range of gesture controls for the driver, and a Laser Terrain Scanning infrared system, another feature to help avid off-roaders know exactly what is up ahead.
Speaking on the new Vision Concept, Gerry McGovern, Design Director and Chief Creative Officer of Land Rover, said: “The Discovery Concept vehicle represents a Vision of our future family of leisure SUVs. Its modern, relevant and compelling design is a significant shift from Discovery as we know it, while well considered practicality, configurability and Land Rover’s capability seamlessly blend to create a highly desirable vehicle that connects on an emotional level.”
The new Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept will be appearing at Deer Park on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th May.