This year the Land Rover Discovery celebrates 25 years and what a quarter century it has been for the go anywhere 4X4. Its capabilities on the rough stuff are adored by all, but matched by none and its pleasant road manners makes for a well rounded vehicle. However, times are changing and so must the Swiss Army Knife that is the Land Rover Discovery. At the New York motor show the company has revealed the Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept.
As the name suggests, this concept car is a vision of what Land Rover sees the Discovery becoming when it is replaced next year with an all-new model. The much more rounded design is of aerodynamic benefit as well as bringing the Discovery silhouette bang up to date. New concept technologies feature in the 7 seater including a heads up display that projects an image of what is underneath the car onto the windscreen, giving a see-through effect. The idea is that whilst off-roading the driver can spot potentially damaging obstacles.
This new Discover will spawn a family of models including a Freelander replacement.