During the Auto Expo 2012 in New Delhi India Land Rover showed two concept vehicles with names: Defender 100 Concept and Defender Concept Sport. They represent visions of the potential directions in which they can follow the design of the successor of the legendary Land Rover model. Both vehicles have evolved since the first presentation at an exhibition in Frankfurt in September last year. Now move to the Cooper brand tires mounted on optimized, 20-inch rims.
Land Rover Defender 100 Concept first appeared in a red installment. Its designers have tried to adapt the characteristic look of Defender to the needs of the twenty-first century. Land Rover Defender 100 Concept has short overhangs for large angles of attack to overcome and descent, set upright windscreen and the typical appearance of the front of the Defender, with rounded headlights and prominent grille grille.
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Land Rover Defender 100 Sports Concept shown in India also had a red body, but its appearance refers to the old Land Rover models from fabric roofs and folding the front windows.
Both concepts have been equipped with Terrain Response system, which adapts the vehicle characteristics for all conditions without intervention from the driver. In addition, the new system of terrain-and creates intelligent terrain topographic map in front of the car and displays it in the form of 3D visualization. Terrain-and automatically identifies potential hazards and suggests alternative routes. In urban conditions the same system with high accuracy can warn pedestrians that try to invade the road and other threats.
The new system uses sensors Wade Aid sonar mounted on the bumpers and side mirrors to measure water depth in which the car moves. Then Wade Aid adapts to the detected vehicle conditions: seals the vents, suspension lifts, select a lower gear and advise the driver what speed would be safest in this situation.
Land Rover Defender 100 Concept are also smart Twin-Solenoid Stop / Start working with the latest, 8-speed automatic transmission and Driveline Disconnect system, which transmits power to the front wheels only unless the conditions require the use of all-wheel drive. Unlike other systems, physically, not electronically disconnects the rear axle to reduce friction losses, but it can immediately reverse this process.