Land Rover could piggyback the DC100 to develop a Skoda Yeti rival
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If you went at the 2012 New Delhi Auto Expo, you would remember that Land Rover presented the DC100 for the masses to oogle at. The DC100 started as a design study for the next generation Defender all set to bow in 2015. However, Land Rover is seriously considering an entry level model based on the DC100 to rival the likes of Skoda Yeti and Mini Countryman.
According to Autocar, the DC100 production model will be based on the Evoque platform. The DC100 will form the new new leisure-oriented range in a wider scheme of things of launching 40 new cars over the next five years. It will have a more desirability quotient and less of the ruggedness of the Defender. Though being an entry level SUV, it will have more car like features.
The company recently unveiled Land Rover DC100 Expedition concept which is an extreme rugged interpretation to show the traditional abusability that Land Rovers are famous for. The Expedition concept features a new white and orange paint job along with hard core accessories such as winch, snorkel, a roof rack, bull bar, beefier 275/55 Cooper tyres with five-spoke black alloys.
It also features a Wade Aid system which measures the depth of any water the DC100 might be traveling in by sonar. It also has Terrain-I system which creates a topography map of what lies ahead, displays it in 3D, and then offers alternative routes. Doesn’t all this sound like it was designed as Arnold Schwarzenegger’s ride for Predator sequel?
[Pics courtesy: egmcartech.com]