posted 5 years ago

All New Land Rover Defender Concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show

The Land Rover DC100 is a modern interpretation of the Land Rover Defender

The Land Rover DC100 will make its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show this week. The Land Rover DC100 is a modern interpretation of the Land Rover Defender and production is intended for 2015.

Gerry McGovern, Director of Design, Land Rover said "replacing the iconic Defender is one of the biggest challenges in the automotive design world; it is a car that inspires people worldwide.  This isn't a production-ready concept but the beginning of a four-year journey to design a relevant Defender for the 21st century."

Global Brand Director at Land Rover John Edwards said "loved the world over for its simple, honest and distinctive design, we are determined that the new Defender will be true to its heritage, while meeting the requirements of a changing global market. We plan to engage with existing and potential customers to help us finalise the details of the new vehicle. One thing's for sure, it's going to be an exciting journey, and we can't wait to get going."

 

I agree its ugly

I will certainly not be buying one of those. I'm a traditional Land Rover owver - with a couple at the moment - I buy a Defender precisely because I don't want a piece of fancy engineering expensive that doesn't do the hard lifting and is expensive to repair. They'll lose me as a customer if they go down this route.

I was saving to buy the old defender at retirement and you are about to spoil it! I grew up in the coffee farms of Cameroun where the defender was inspirational and I cannot see the new design doing the same tough job with it shinny modern look just like the other cheap plastics out there!!

No! No! No! No! No! What are they playing at? What a goddamn ugly bit of design work - thank goodness it is only a concept! Back to the drawing board me thinks...

Have a look at any horse trial meeting,50percent of the 4+4 will be land rovers, but few defenders, the new defender needs to pull horse box out of muddy field and do the school run with 7 seats, just like my disco 3 but cheaper, good luck,when is alight weight disco coming?

the side view looks like the car has been made with a meccano set.

it looks ridiculous,very ugly.