Land Rover DC100

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Land Rover DC100
Land Rover DC100 Sport
Land Rover DC100 (front quarter).jpg
Body and chassis
Class concept car
Body style 2-door Compact Off-road Concept Vehicle
Layout Front engine, four-wheel drive
Powertrain
Engine 2.0L I-4 Diesel, 2.0 Litre I-4 Petrol
Transmission 8-speed automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,540 mm (100 in)
Length 4,300 mm (169.3 in)
Width 2,057 mm (81.0 in)
Height 1,829 mm (72.0 in)

The Land Rover DC100 (Defender Concept 100") was an off-road concept vehicle from Land Rover originally intended to demonstrate what the vehicle that will replace the long-running Defender in 2015 will look like. The DC100 was first unveiled to the public in September 2011 at the Frankfurt Motor Show.[1] The design was led by Gerry McGovern, director of design for Land Rover.[2]

History[edit]

Land Rover announced two versions at Frankfurt, a three-door estate off road car powered by a diesel engine and a more leisure orientated two-door sport version with no roof powered by a petrol engine. .[3]

Land Rover DC100- Rear View
Land Rover DC100 at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show- Front View
Land Rover DC100 Sport- Rear View

Future[edit]

Land Rover’s brand director, John Edwards, revealed to Autocar that he was "massively encouraged" by the reaction to the DC100, and by the fact that people thought they were looking at a £45,000 vehicle. "It’s £20,000 to £25,000 in reality," he said. The new entry-level model would be part of what Land Rover internally refers to as its leisure-oriented range, the others being utility (Defender) and luxury (Range Rovers, including the Evoque). It is part of a wider scheme to launch no fewer than 40 new cars over the next five years, possibly including a larger version of the highly successful Evoque.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Autocar 13 September 2011
  2. ^ Car Magazine 13 September 2011
  3. ^ Auto Express September 2011
  4. ^ Hollaway/Bremner, Hilton/Richard. "DC100 is new baby Land Rover | AutoCar". AutoCar. Retrieved 22 July 2012. 
  5. ^ Johnson, Drew. "Land Rover Dc100 to make production as entry-level model?". LeftLane News. Retrieved 22 June 2012. 

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