It does look good doesn’t it? The Land Rover DC100 Concept is still the chunky Defender we know albeit with a newer more rounded front end which should be more pedestrian ‘friendly’ in a crash. How friendly would a Defender be to a person is beyond me but I suppose the person getting hit by the DC100 would have a better chance of surviving. Aside from that, everything else is still very Land Rover-like with cues from the current batches of Land Rover Freelander, Discovery and Range Rover vehicles. You could also compare the looks with a Tonka toy.
Land Rover has finally brought the Defender into the 21st century. Would it be as indestructible as the Land Rovers of yesterday? I hope so as the Defender and its Series I-III predecessors are motoring institutions in their own right.
One more thing though. Production ready versions of the Land Rover DC100 would only begin in 2015. By then the first Land Rover Defender/Ninety/One-Ten would be a mere 32 years old. You should also note that the Defenders were in fact based on the Series III Land Rovers which first appeared in 1971 which in turn was based on the Series II. It is amazing that we are still running on something that has its roots in the 1950s. Would this also mean that when the new DC100 comes out we may see it in production till 2050?