Tata owned British SUV maker Land Rover has decided to go ahead with the development of the next gen Defender by using the DC100 concept as a source of inspiration.
The DC100 Concept was first showcased at Frankfurt Motor Show and greeted Indian car enthusiasts at the 2012 Auto Expo held in the beginning of this year.
Gerry McGovern, Design Director, Land Rover has said, “The concept got the thumbs-up and 90 per cent of the 250,000 people we spoke to loved it.”
The all new Land Rover Defender should be out sometime in 2015.
McGovern has also said that the new car will not borrow many design cues from the current Defender which is sixty years old. He said, “A like-for-like replacement for the Defender would not be appropriate and wouldn’t be legal with safety legislation. We can still capture the essence of the past but in a modern way.”