Land Rover has revealed two concept cars for a future all-new Land Rover Defender. Named DC100 and DC100 Sport, the two concepts showcase the direction and thinking behind the ongoing development of the go anywhere Land Rover Defender, due to be launched in 2015.
Both concepts are based on the same lightweight platform. They feature sustainable hi-tech materials and the very latest technology to optimise fuel and operational efficiency at all times, in all modes and in all driving conditions.
Used by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in its humanitarian work across the globe, Land Rover's technical capabilities are one of the organisation's vital assets to get rescue and aid where it is needed as swiftly as possible.
Goli Ameri, undersecretary general for humanitarian values and diplomacy, IFRC said: "The Red Cross is the largest humanitarian network in the world responding to emergencies and development challenges across the globe. It is vital that we reach people affected within hours of these emergencies providing them with lifesaving assistance and relief.
"We are often faced with difficult and hard to reach environments which we need to navigate in order to reach the most vulnerable. We look forward to working with Land Rover to help us meet the rigorous requirements for frontline humanitarian work."
Land Rover DC100 and DC100 Sport reveal a variety of technical capabilities including:
- Terrain-i scanning device to warn of obstacles when off-road
- Wade Aid sonar technology to assess water depth and advise optimum speed
- Driver-activated spiked tyre system deployed at the touch of a button
- Permanent four-wheel drive
- Eight-speed transmission
- Intelligent Stop/Start
- Petrol and diesel engines with hybrid and plug-in capabilities
- 'Always-on' connectivity and telematics
- Built-in induction charging stations throughout both concepts