Land Rover has officially introduced the all-new Discovery Vision Concept, that previews company’s new family of leisure vehicles. As you can see from the photos, the new Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept follows the same design philosophy showed by the Range Rover Evoque, Range Rover and the Range Rover Sport.
As a result, it comes with a redesigned front grille fitted with the green ‘Land Rover’ badge and with the ‘Discovery’ lettering on the hood. Moreover, we see stylish laser headlights as well as LED fog lights hidden in the impressive front bumper. From the side we see a modern version of the popular Discovery and honestly to tell you we can’t wait to see the production version of this concept.
At the rear, there are LED taillights as well as a modern interpretation of the classic SUV design. The interior of the Discovery Vision Concept is a mix of forms, colors and materials that were carefully crafted in order to deliver an impressive level of spaciousness and air feel for all the occupants. Land Rover used Nimbus and Navy premium leather, open pore grey wood veneer and polished and brushed aluminum finishes.
The panoramic roof provides plenty of light and offers a clear view of the sky. According to Land Rover, the concept offers enough room for up to seven adults in a 2+3+2 layout across three rows. Every passenger is catered for equally, with plenty of headroom and legroom and access to storage, infotainment and accessories.
The steering wheel comes with two small OLED touchscreen that operate the infotainment system, while turn signals and headlamps functions are operated by gesture controls. Moreover, the dashboard is dominated by a high-definition screen with a 3-million-pixel resolution for incredibly vivid, sharp imagery.
The Remote Control Drive is probably the most interesting feature as it enables the driver to manoeuvre the car at very low speed while not actually seated inside it, via the removable secondary rotary on the centre console, as well as via a smartphone or tablet. Another interesting feature is the Laser Terrain Scanning, a system that is used to scan the ground ahead, map the terrain and display the mapped imagery on the hi-definition cluster screen.
The Laser Referencing offers a laser light tuned to specific colours in the visible spectrum and used to project visible images onto the road. This has numerous useful applications, including projecting warning triangles onto the tarmac behind the car for other motorists to see in the event of a stoppage, or projecting reference points onto roads, walls or any terrain, in order to help the driver to judge tight gaps and to park or drive in congested spaces.
Transparent Bonnet is also something we want to see on future cars: this system, helped by cameras under the vehicle and by the Head-Up Display in the windscreen, creates a 'see-through' bonnet view of the terrain and the direction of the front wheels, thus improving visibility and enhancing driver confidence.
Terrain Response is the next generation of Land Rover's iconic multi-mode terrain-tackling system that links up and networks all these advanced capability technologies, as well as Hill Descent Control, wet grass traction control, auto hi/lo, Low Speed Steering Assist and Wade Aid.