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Land Rover revealed its Discovery Vision Concept SUV in New York. It is a vision of Land Rover’s future family of Discovery vehicles, the first model of which is due in 2015. The concept car previews dynamic new design language and an array of innovative versatility and capability features, while also showcasing pioneering technologies from Jaguar Land Rover’s advanced research division.
The Discovery Vision Concept was unveiled alongside a scale model of the Virgin Galactic spacecraft at a spectacular 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.
With the Discovery poised to transition from a single model to a new family of vehicles which will redefine the leisure SUV category, the Discovery Vision Concept offers an exciting preview of Land Rover’s vision for the range, and the modern, premium design language of future models.
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.”
Like the drivetrain, there hasn’t been any official word in this department. With all the cutting-edge technology and the up-front costs Land Rover ate in developing them, it’s likely the new Discovery will cost a pricy penny. Considering the current LR4 starts just over $50,000, it wouldn’t be unquestionable for the new vehicle to cost closer to $60,000, edging close to the up-market Range Rover territory. Yet again, only time will tell.
The Discovery Vision Concept alludes to its unique lineage with design elements such as the stepped roof and alpine lights. Far greater attention than ever before has been given to creating relevant versatility combined with compelling design. This is a radical and sharply focused approach to embodying Land Rover’s vision of the ultimate leisure SUV.
Gerry McGovern, Design Director and Chief Creative Officer, 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 advanced interior is both spacious and versatile with a whole array of innovative features; this multi-lifestyle versatility is epitomized by highly reconfigurable seating.
By 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. Detachable, carry-away stroller-style luggage is seamlessly integrated into the vehicle doors, while accessories cleverly integrated into the seatbacks offer high levels of convenience to the passengers seated behind.
A versatile evolution of the Discovery’s tailgate incorporates a powered, single-piece design; in conjunction with a deployable rear sill step and a folding bench seat in the loading area, it creates a flexible event platform with social seating for active lifestyles. On its own, the sill step can also be fitted with a bike/ski rack.
The theme of versatility continues with the materials used in the Discovery Vision Concept interior. The cabin is finished in two innovative types of washable and water- and oil-repellent Foglizzo premium leather that can be cleaned in seconds. Wood veneer on the floors and instrument panel and bespoke accessories lined in Harris Tweed help to create a warm, uniquely British feeling of quality and craftsmanship.
The Land Rover traits are alive and well in the Discover Vision Concept. Its overall design seems familiar yet has a distinctly new look that’s all its own. The sharply-angled windshield rises up from the sloping hood and then falls slowly toward the rear of the vehicle. The thin B-Pillar aides in visibility while the meaty C-Pillar provides structural support for the roof and rear-swinging suicide door along with giving the Disco some vertical height it would otherwise lack.
The front grille and headlights give a menacing appearance to the three-quarter view while the rear tailgate, 3D-style taillights, and offset license plate indention give a more traditional appeal to the SUV’s styling.
The Discovery’s exterior is teaming with technology, with the most visible being the laser headlights. Using laser-activated phosphor projection to throw light over 300 meters beyond the range of traditional headlights, the beams are said to provide light that closely resembles daylight. The headlights also feature automatic high beam control that blocks the bright light from shining on oncoming traffic, allowing the high beams to stay on while driving down a dark two-lane road.
The Dr. Evil-level of laser use continues around back with Land Rover’s Laser Referencing. The Discovery is able to project images onto the road around the SUV, including warning triangles in case of a roadside emergency. The system can also project reference points on surrounding walls or rough terrain to help the driver accurately navigate past the tight spaces.
On top of that, the Land Rover employs a totally new camera and Heads-Up-display system that helps the driver see what’s directly in front of the grille. By displaying images from the front cameras onto the windshield-wide HUD, the augmented reality system essentially creates a transparent hood-effect, allowing the driver to “see through” the hood for amazing visibility.
The level of technology and innovation continues though the Discovery Vision’s cabin. Leading the techno-feast inside is Land Rover’s ‘Smart Glass’ system, which essentially makes computer screens out of each panel of glass in the entire greenhouse, including the panoramic roof. Each window is capable of displaying images or text over the outside world passing by. Used in conjunction with eye-tracing sensors and GPS locators, the system can display relevant data on the windows as the SUV drives past a tourist attraction or historical marker. The system senses a passenger is looking at a certain object, so it displays information about that object on the window.
What’s more, the SUV also employs motion sensors within the cabin that respond to hand gestures. When a passenger sees information displayed on a Smart Glass panel, they can literally swipe it over to be displayed on their personal 10-inch infotainment screen perched on the seatback in front of them. For the front two occupants, the information is displayed on the center stack.
The gesture controls also work in controlling opening and closing the doors and tailgate, operating the lights and turn signals, and activating the rotary gearshift.
Besides the electronic technology, the seats features innovative methods of folding and organizing. The center seat in the second row folds to become a table top while the two outside seats can be completely folded forward for ‘limousine’ mode for two passengers in the third row with the second row table top still present. All told, the Discovery can hold seven passengers in its three rows.
Land Rover has yet to announce anything on what’s powering the Discover Vision Concept or what will power the eventual production version. It’s hard to imagine the automaker spending so much time and money into developing such an innovative machine to then just slap an existing powertrain system under the hood. Only time will tell on this one.