Land Rover's Defender concept

How do you replace something as iconic as the original Land Rover, more recently known as the Land Rover Defender?

Land Rover DC100

Well, the impending Frankfurt Motor Show will provide Land Rover’s answer – the Land Rover DC100 concept. It’s described by Land Rover as “a modern interpretation of the iconic Land Rover Defender”. The company has also confirmed that production is planned for 2015.

Land Rover DC100

Given that the Land Rover Evoque made it into production looking remarkably similar to the LRX concept, what we are looking at is quite likely to be the vehicle that will appear in four years time.

However, Land Rover’s Design Director Gerry McGovern, plays that down, saying: "Replacing the iconic Defender is one of the biggest challenges in the automotive design world; it is a car that inspires people worldwide. This isn't a production-ready concept but the beginning of a four-year journey to design a relevant Defender for the 21st century."
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