Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept was unveiled today, ahead of its global debut during this week New York Auto Show. The concept is anticipating the future generation Discovery but also a complete range of other variants based on the off-roader.
As you would expect, the classic design makes room for a sportier one, with short overhangs, LED headlamps and taillights and more elongated roof at the back.
Speaking about the back, the conventional two-door opening of the trunk was abandoned in favour of a conventional one. The tailgate opens to allow the extension of the floor, simulating an improvised seating.
2014 Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept interior
Land Rover decided to offer suicide doors, abandoning conventional access and B-pillar presence. The new doors ensure easy access to all seven passengers, seated in 2+3+2 configuration. The second and third rows offer individual seating, while the cabin is finished in two innovative types of washable and water- and oil-repellent Foglizzo premium leather that can be cleaned very easy.
The informations are shown on a big touchscreen display, that can be controlled also with some buttons mounted on the steering wheel. Innovation comes when various functions, including the doors, indicators, headlamps and seatback screens, can be operated by Gesture Recognition Control.
Land Rover Transparent Hood technology
The technology list includes “Transparent Hood” head-up display system, that offers view of the ground immediately ahead with cameras fitted below the grille.
The concept will also use Laser Terrain Scanning that uses infrared lasers installed in the front fog-lamps to continuously scan the terrain and offer a map on the instrument cluster display. Lasers are also used by Wade Aid sensory system that has to measure the depth of water before the vehicle enters it.
No word about the engines, but we should expect that the concept will feature a hybrid system, consisting on 3.0 liter diesel, helped by an electric motor.