Land Rover has decided to bring its DC100 and DC100 Sport concepts to the L.A. Auto Show to gauge American interest for each vehicle. Both models are trims of what is the next-generation Land Rover Defender, according to the British carmaker. The production model could show up sometime mid-decade.
The Defender is to Land Rover what the Wrangler is to Jeep: It’s the iconic core identity for the brand, and, ironically, it isn’t currently sold in the U.S. The DC100 and DC100 Sport (a canvas-roof trim) point to the future, with fancy off-roading tech such as sonar technology that measures water depth and sensors that calculate whether or not an obstacle is traversable.
For more info, check out our overview from the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, where the models originally debuted, and continue below for more photos.
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