|DC100 and DC100 Sport Concept|
|Multifunctional steering wheel|
A winch, capable of supporting the weight of the car, is neatly integrated into the front grille and towing ‘eyes’ have been built into each corner of the off- roader. Protective trims run all round the car that further help reveal it’s off road capabilities.
|Front of the DC100|
The rear cover can also be removed to convert it into a pick-up hence boosting the rear storage space. Rear round LED lights are visible at the back while the spare wheel is integrated with the rear door. A spoiler sits out at back while similar towing ‘eyes’ in the front are visible at the back. On the roof it has solar panels that power on-board systems, reducing the load on the engine and also improve overall fuel efficiency.
|Rear of the DC100|
|Design echos past Land Rovers|
Flowing back from the seats is a twin-humped fastback roofline that surrounds the rear generous load bed that also has fittings designed to secure extreme sports equipment like a bicycle.
|Removable touch screen|
In front of the middle seat is a machined aluminum tray which contains induction charging technology to power electronic devices. The gear knob is mounted at the center console below a removable touch screen. This reduces the time the driver’s hand is away from the wheel while changing gear. This increases control during off-road or high-speed driving.
|Round front headlamp|
|View from the top|
It’s finished in shock and water-resistant silicon and is equipped with its own power source, camera and satellite connectivity. This allows it to be used as a portable navigation tool with an internal hard drive that can record HD video footage and stills images.
There is a clever system that gathers data from sensors that assess the suspension, steering angle, wheel slip and braking and acceleration inputs from the driver. It then automatically adjusts the spring, gearing and power delivery.
|Rear wheel integrated to the back|
The DC100 hence feels controllable and comfortable at any given environment. It even has cameras that monitor the surface and can detect if the area is covered by sand, grass, mud, gravel, snow or tarmac and adjust the vehicle accordingly to fit in the environment.
|Design echos past canvas covered Land Rover|
It can even safely stop the car if the driver does not respond. The other cool system is a Wide Aid sonar system. This scans the water depth in flooded areas and alerts the driver on whether to proceed or not.
|Rear of the DC100 sport|
The system utilizes scanners mounted in the bumpers and wing mirrors. The information is then sent to the touch screen. The system can also optimize the DC100 by raising the ride height, closing body vents, selecting a lower gear to maintain engine revs and advising on the optimum speed for the depth of water. The system allows for movement in a water mass with a depth of 750mm.
|Side view of the DC100 sport|
|Waterproof Leisure Key|
This allows the main key to be left in a slot in the glove box which deactivates the key and transfers the lock to the chip. The driver can go on with his activities as the car is left secure. When the driver comes back the DC100 automatically unlocks itself and reactivates the key.
|Front of the DC100 sport|
|Interior of the DC100|
This has filling pods molded into the tread of the tire which contain the spikes. The spikes rise just above the tread surface and fix into place for driving on packed snow and ice. When conditions have eased, the spikes can be retracted, preventing the need to carry two sets of tires or snow chains.
|Rear storage space|