The trajectory of Land Rover’s future has final been revealed. At the New York Auto Show, Land Rover is introducing the Discovery Vision Concept SUV, which serves to preview the new designs, features, and innovations that Land Rover will be bringing to the table when the first new model hits the road in 2015.
The new Discovery certainly is a car for the future. Land Rover has seen to that beginning with the design, which is both unquestionably Land Rover, but uniquely futuristic. The stepped roof and alpine windows, and extremely clean and crisp lines serve a perfect purpose: to clearly be a car from the Land Rover lineage, but also clearly a car for 2015 and beyond.
Inside, it gets even better. All of the seats can be moved via a touchscreen menu, which allows the Discovery to convert from a seven-seat family vehicle to spacious and open work vehicle with just the work of a finger. Rollaway luggage attaches effortlessly (and efficiently) into the doors, while backseat user controls are located on the back of the front seats, removing the need for large and clunky consoles.
And of course, Land Rover has integrated countless new innovations into the latest iteration of the Discovery. The latest Human-Machine Interface allows for a holistic multimedia experience, which is displayed throughout the cabin with Smart Glass. The laser headlamps make nighttime driving much easier, while reminding drivers that the Discovery is, indeed, a car to take on adventures. And, perhaps most impressively, the Discovery Vision Concept features Remote Control Drive, which is exactly what it sounds like: a remote feature that allows the car to be operated at low speeds from outside of the vehicle, which is ideal for precision situations such as coupling a trailer.
With the Discovery Vision Concept, Land Rover is staying true to their mission: luxurious and practical upper-echelon SUVs that can be used for a night on the town, a trip to Home Depot, or a weekend off-roading.
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