Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept bows early on the USS Intrepid

Filed under: Concept Cars, New York Auto Show, Performance, SUV, Land Rover, Luxury, Off-Road

After teasing us for more than a month, Land Rover finally unveiled – in the flesh – its Discovery Vision Concept a couple days in advance of the New York Auto Show. The glitzy event took place on the deck of the USS Intrepid, now serving out its retirement as the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in the Hudson River in New York City. The venue was appropriate, as Land Rover and Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson’s commercial spaceline, have announced a long-term global partnership (thus explaining why a fullsize model of the VSS Enterprise suborbital spacecraft was in attendance).

Land Rover is touting the Discovery Vision Concept as “a vision into the future of Land Rover’s new family of leisure vehicles.” For the past decade, Discovery models sold in North America have been badged as the LR3 and LR4, but the Vision Concept marks the return of the Discovery nameplate to our soil. According to the British automaker, the Discovery is back to “redefine its territory in the leisure category.” The concept is intended to represent a future family of Discovery-named vehicles that will boast the new design language an introduce new technology.

Speaking of technology, the seven-passenger Discovery Vision Concept is loaded with innovation, including Gesture Control, Remote Control Drive, laser headlights, Smart Glass, Laser Terrain Scanning and Transparent Bonnet. Most, if not all of the technology will trickle out over the next decade on Land Rover’s production vehicles. Read more about the Discovery Vision Concept in the full press release below, and look for more of our pictures later this week when it arrives at the Javits Center.

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