Land Rover will exhibit the DC100 Concept at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. The manufacturer also confirmed, that production of a new Defender is intended for 2015.

The Land Rover DC100 concept builds upon the essential elements of the car's character and allows Land Rover to open the debate and inspire people to dream about the Defenders of the future.

"Replacing the iconic Defender is one of the biggest challenges in the automotive design world; it is a car that inspires people worldwide.  This isn't a production-ready concept but the beginning of a four-year journey to design a relevant Defender for the 21st century.", commented Gerry McGovern, Director of Design, Land Rover.

"Loved the world over for its simple, honest and distinctive design, we are determined that the new Defender will be true to its heritage, while meeting the requirements of a changing global market.", added John Edwards, Global Brand Director, Land Rover.

We plan to engage with existing and potential customers to help us finalise the details of the new vehicle.  One thing's for sure, it's going to be an exciting journey, and we can't wait to get going.", Mr. Edwards finished.

Land Rover DC100 Concept Offroad

Land Rover DC100 Concept, 1 of 2
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Source: Land Rover