Jaguar Land Rover counts the US as one of its biggest and most important markets, which is why Land Rover chose to unveil the concept that previews the all-new next generation of the Discovery during the New York Auto Show.
Called the Discovery Vision Concept, the show car is a stunning display of technology – as it features a “transparent” hood system that allows the driver to see what’s beneath the car – very useful in off-road.
Phil Popham, Group Marketing Director, Jaguar Land Rover, said, “We are on the verge of a new age of Discovery with modern new vehicles that will expand our business around the world. Here in New York we preview our vision of this daring new era of Discovery vehicles. The Discovery Vision Concept gives us the first stunning glimpse into this hugely exciting future.”
Also, the concept is also a glimpse of what lies in the near future for the Discovery line-up, which should transform in a full-blown line of leisure vehicles as the nameplate celebrates its 25 years anniversary.
The design is a truly radical departure from the boxy rugged appearance of the predecessors, including the Discovery4, with the split tailgate gone – for a single tailgate that also features a sliding out platform. With pillar less and suicide rear doors, the Discovery Vision concept also gets them to be touch operated, while the interior boasts a 2+3+2 seating arrangement of variable configurations.
The technology goodies go on with a big display controlled via steering wheel touchpads, and besides the “transparent” hood we also have on board such amenities like the Laser Terrain Scanning (maps the road ahead with lasers), Laser Referencing (projects images on the road like warning triangles by using lasers), along with the next-generation Terrain Response system.