Land Rover confirms new Defender in 2015

The Land Rover DC100, a modern interpretation of the iconic Land Rover Defender, will makes its debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show with production of the long overdue new replacement intended for 2015.

Commenting on the Land Rover DC100 concept car, Gerry McGovern, director of design, said: "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."

John Edwards, global brand director: "Loved the world over for its simple, honest and distinctive design, we are determined the new Defender will be true to its heritage, while meeting the requirements of a changing global market.

“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."

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.

Amy Huberman is new brand ambassador

Amy Huberman (aka Mrs Brian O'Driscoll ) has just taken possession of a new Range Rover Evoque.

Land Rover claims the ground-breaking vehicle is the smallest, lightest, and most fuel-efficient model ever.

With a choice of three engines, two body styles, three design themes, and a wide range of options and accessories, the new Range Rover Evoque offers customers significant choice across a range of price points.

The entry level eD4 five door Range Rover Evoque starts at €40,975. With CO2 emissions of 149g/km for the manual transmission 2.2 diesel model, annual road tax is €302.

Due here early in 2012, the 2WD coupé version combined with the 150bhp 2.2-litre engine is set to achieve sub 130g/km CO2.

And both Evoque five-door and coupe models have extensive personalisation options.

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