Land Rover has released a pair of videos (no sound sadly) of its DC100 concept in action. And it has to be said that if it’s trying to convince Defender customers that this is going to be their next purchase, then they might be on to a bit of a struggle. But just as the Mini ACV30 and Spiritual bore no resemblance to the 2000 MINI, it’s unlikely that 2017’s Defender replacement is going to look like the lifestyle oriented DC100.
But as a showcase for the talent of the design team at Gaydon, the DC100 really does cut the mustard. So, sorry to disappoint the pig-carrying, mud-plugging, three-tonne-towing farmers who love the current car, this car isn’t going to be your next motor. But, the chances are, you knew that already.
More DC100 news as it happens.
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