Land Rover unveiled the Discovery Vision concept during the 2014 New York International Auto Show. The first model based on this concept, the Discovery Sport, comes out next year.
As with other Land Rover models, the Discovery Vision concept is designed to be full off-road capable, although Land Rover refers to it as "the ultimate leisure SUV."
Land Rover specifies very innovative technologies on the Discovery Vision concept, such as laser headlights for better visibility, cameras below the grille that show real terrain to the driver, and infrared lasers which map the terrain, helping the driver cope with difficult driving situations.
The concept's infrared lasers scan the terrain immediately ahead, and can not only put the drive systems in the right mode, but suggest the most passable route to the driver.
The Transparent Bonnet technology relies on the cameras under the front of the car, projecting an image of the terrain on the concept's head-up display so it looks to the driver as if the front of the car is clear.
This concept is shown in three-row configuration, but Land Rover's press release notes that the seats can change configuration through a touch-screen control system, allowing for seven, six, five, or just four passengers.