The Land Rover Discovery celebrates its 25th birthday this year and what better way to commemorate the hardy off-road workhorse than a massive global reveal of an all-new concept that will shape future models?
Land Rover has just released initial information, teaser images and a short film on its upcoming Discovery Vision Concept car that will take pride of place on JLR's stand at the New York motor show on April 16.
The new design – that appears to be heavily influenced by the recent Evoque - is said to "showcase Land Rover's design vision for a family of Discovery vehicles," which includes a new Freelander model.
Just one teaser image has been released so far that shows a darkened centre console with a basic outline sketch adorning the LCD display. The words "the new age of Discovery" appear just below the outline drawing.
A tantalising video clip goes some way to reveal a little more about the upcoming project and eagle eyes will soon notice a number of features that will likely appear on any forthcoming models.
One such feature is the seven individual seats, which can be configured in a 2-3-2 formation or slid into a more typical 2-2-1-2 set-up. A brief glimpse of the centre console also reveals a number of rotary dials, one of which controls the gearbox – as seen in most current Jaguar Land Rover products – and another that could control the infotainment system.
"We have created the Vision Concept to share the essence of Land Rover's new age of Discovery and to debut a new, compelling, relevant design direction that connects on an emotional level with customers of today and tomorrow."