Land Rover has revealed its Discovery Vision Concept ahead of the New York Auto Show 2014. This as the name suggests means that the Discovery will have a new line-up of vehicles on its own and the production version will come in 2015. The Discovery Vision Concept was unveiled alongside a scale model of the Virgin Galactic spacecraft at an 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 as it announced its global partnership with it.
The Discovery Vision Concept looks futuristic and gels the new LR design language in the Discovery look with ease. The front now is now more similar to the Land Rover Evoque, RR Sport and a lot more sleeker compared to the upright stance of the current Disco.
The interior is also futuristic for example, folding the seats flat or sliding them forward or back, via the touchscreen menu, the vehicle can be converted from its standard seven-seat layout to a six-seat, five-seat or even a four-seat 'limousine' mode. The Discovery Vision Concept also has Human-Machine Interface (HMI) technology which includes features like video calls between passengers. It has also got Laser Referencing, which utilises visible lasers to project markings, symbols and imagery onto ground surfaces.
There is also the Transparent Bonnet head-up display system.
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."