Land Rover Discovery concept teased


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.

Gerry McGovern, Design Director and Chief Creative Officer for Land Rover, said: "Discovery has been pivotal in helping to build the foundations of the Land Rover brand. It is admired all over the world and loved by its strong customer base.

"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."