Not long to the presentation of future Land Rover Defender, which will be very similar to the DC100 concept. The data suggest that it could be hybrid.
The Land Rover concept DC100 It gives us an idea of where the future will be routed Land Rover Defender who, after becoming an icon along its nearly 7 decades of history, it changes course, but trying to keep its essence. The future Defend It is a modern reinterpretation of its predecessor and, although it retains some of its aesthetic features, such as very vertical panels body, round headlights and prominent grille, incorporate technological burden commensurate to our times. Most striking is that it will adopt the same monocoque of the Land Rover Discovery Y Discovery Sport, with a intensive aluminum in its construction, rather than the old and indestructible configuration stiles and rails, something that will give road versatility. Yet their capabilities off-road They will remain a reference, thanks to systems such as all-wheel drive with vector distribution and the possibility to incorporate air suspension variable height.
The concept Land Rover DC100 It was presented at the Frankfurt Auto Show in 2011 and possibly during this year we again have heard from him, perhaps already under the name Defend. No doubt that will incorporate many of the innovations that has developed Land Rover in recent years, focused on achieving high efficiency in the toughest conditions, without losing driveability neither him comfort.
He Land Rover Defender will feature cruise control field and a new system Terrain Response to optimize the drive configuration automatically, without requiring the driver to select a specific mode manually (sand, mud, ruts, rocks …). The data of a series of sensors, capable of monitoring the slippage of each wheel, is collected the suspension travel, steering angle, brake and accelerator, as well as analysis of images from the high resolution cameras mounted on the front of the vehicle. With them it creates a intelligent three-dimensional map of the terrain, also able to identify obstacles and potential dangers while in town serves to detect pedestrians with great precision.
Another system should incorporate Land Rover Defender is the Help fording, what measured water depth using sonar sensors integrated into the front bumper and mirrors. Depending on the situation, automatically elevates body height, closes the air intakes to keep out water and selects a lower gear to address the maneuver at a safe speed.
As for the mechanics available, the future Land Rover Defender will use Ingenium engines Jaguar-Land Rover, both Diesel like in gasoline, with the possibility of some hybrid version to suit the current requirements regarding efficiency, which you will also get through his system AWD, that automatically disconnects when the rear axle is not necessary to reduce friction.
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