Land Rover has taken the wraps off the Discovery Vision Concept which will be shown in the metal starting tomorrow at the 2014 New York Auto Show. The concept serves as a preview of the upcoming revamped Discovery lineup and adopts a single tailgate incorporating a platform which can slide out from the base of the load area built into the rear bumper in order to provide what Land Rover calls the “social seat.” Compared to the current Discovery, the concept has shorter overhangs and looks much sleeker and attractive. It also lacks B-pillars and has been fitted with cool suicide doors.
Enter the high-tech cabin and you will notice the 2+3+2 layout while the second and third rows of seats are fully independent. These seats can also be folded flat or slide forward or backwards so there are lots of configuration possibilities in this versatile cabin.
The Discovery Vision Concept also boasts a see-through hood with cameras mounted in the grille that record data and then send it to a head-up display which gives the driver the opportunity to see the road ahead by looking into the engine bay and hood. It has also received a next generation Terrain Response system, along with technologies such as Laser Referencing and Laser Terrain Scanning.
Source: Land Rover