Concept Flashback – 2011 Land Rover DC100 in 5 Colors and 67 Photos

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In Land Rover’s medium-term product plans, the lineup is broken apart into three main groups: Range Rovers, Discoveries and Defenders. Each will bloom into a sub-brand into its own right, as we have seen with the Range Rover, RRS and RR Evoque so far, and the current Discovery Sport replacement for the LR2 in 2015. This leaves the rough-and-tumble Defender family as the main unseen item in production form. The best idea of where Land Rover is heading is shown in the DC100 and DC100 Sport cabrio concepts from 2011. As image-builders, the Defenders at present are terrific at bringing the company’s off-road credibility into 2015 and beyond in the UK and a few other markets. But the trucks have not been safe or efficient enough to be sold in the US or many other places for more than 15 years — making their contribution to sales numbers and brand …

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2015 Range Rover Holland & Holland Edition Is Blue-Blooded Delicacy

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  Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations is busy this fall, with the launch of the RRS SVR now followed closely by this ultimate outdoorsman’s special. The LWB Range Rover Holland & Holland has been a part of the Rangie special edition roster for at least the last two generations, and the partnership is a natural blend of two affluent favorites. The brand overlap makes the custom Range Rover a natural extension for both, with the hunter green exterior complemented by a new grille and custom detailing. Inside is where the real money is spent: the extensive wood veneers are all from a single giant log — ensuring they match when new and will age with the exact same patina all around. Custom luggage and rifle cases for the trunk are part of the package, as are twin captains chairs in the second row. Captain’s chairs is a stretch…. no pun …

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AC Schnitzer BMW X4 Revealed Today In Zurich With Exterior and Engine Mods For All Trims

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The X4 only seems silly until you fire up the engine and go for a drive. In the 5.3-second xDrive35i trim, this crossover is sportier and more fun to drive than you would ever believe. So how to make the exterior match the rapid and playful dynamics? How about a few of these all-new goodies from AC Schnitzer, and a power bump up to 360-horsepower via a 30-minute ECU reflash you can perform in your driveway? A medium UPS box from AC Schnitzer Germany might be your favorite Christmas present this year. Yep. Your X4 is no longer a crossover between a truck and a car, but an SUV and an M3! AC Schnitzer BMW X4 Press Release No. 13/2014 Page 1/2 November 2014 World Premiere at the Auto Car Show in Zürich The look of a winner: AC Schnitzer presents the BMW X4 in an outstandingly athletic version AC …

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Volvo V60 XC Coming to USA In February With AWD and T5 Turbo; Pricing From $38,000

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First details today on the newest Volvo – a US-bound V60 Cross Country! The new V60 XC is a tough and rugged version of the V60 sportwagen, and will ship to the US with standard AWD and the 250-horsepower T5 engine. Some have asked if the V60 Cross Country is necessary, considering the presence of the XC60 SUV in the lineup. There is certainly some overlap, but the V60 XC will appeal to a sportier customer and have pricing a few thousand less than the taller XC60 SUV. More models are a good thing for Volvo in the US – where it makes sense to bring over almost everything the company makes in an effort to appeal to various buyer niches. Think of the V60 XC as an Audi A4 Allroad competitor, and the XC60 as a Q5 competitor. Timeframes for US delivery and official pricing are not yet available, …

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Mercedes-Benz G-Code Concept Is China-Penned GLB Design Study

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  At the opening of its new Beijing R&D Center today, Mercedes revealed a very tasty new concept car to the world: the G-Code SUV concept. G-Code? Mercedes calls this hot new concept an SUC — which seems like an acronym too far! Let’s just say it is a very sporty crossover coupe. A Super-Sport Utility Vehicle? Regardless, the themes shown here are very interesting and fresh versus previous Mercedes SUV ideas and concepts. The flowing and ultra-sensual forms of the body are an extreme interpretation of Mercedes’ latest California-originating design themes — with the sheetmetal appearing like a taught sheet of fabric. The nose is also completely fresh – and shows there is lots of depth in the Mercedes design talent pool. We love the style- it almost recalls the 2014 Pebble Beach award-winner: a 540K Streamliner.   This car is short, wide, and four-doored with a low roof …

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2015 Chevrolet Colorado Nautique Is Wakeboarding Dream Truck

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Another fresh Colorado concept — the Nautique! Sharing one of the latest metal flake color options from the Nautique boat company’s 2015 G21 model, the Colorado Nautique is a perfect match for wet and wild adventures. 2015 Chevrolet Colorado Nautique       NEW 2015 CHEVY COLORADO DESIGNED FOR ACTIVE LIFESTYLES 03/11/14 Concept combo pairs custom Colorado crew cab with Nautique boat, trailer LAS VEGAS – Chevrolet demonstrated the versatility and capability of the all-new Colorado midsize pickup at the SEMA Show today, pairing it with the Super Air Nautique 210 – one of the industry’s most iconic wakeboard boats, which can generate a wake strong enough for wakeboarding at lower speeds. The concept Colorado crew cab, Nautique boat and its trailer share the same custom orange metallic flake paint scheme, while the truck and trailer wear matching 18-inch Chevrolet accessory wheels. With a dry weight of 4,200 pounds for …

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2015 Chevrolet Colorado Motocross Concept by By Ricky Carmichael

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Hot off the presses! Great to see a bit more effort from Chevy than the first Colorado ‘concept’ announced a few weeks ago. 2015 Chevrolet Colorado Motocross Concept CHEVY COLORADO PERFORMANCE CONCEPT ENABLES ADVENTURE 03/11/14 Ricky Carmichael helps develop package to demonstrate cargo capability, flexibility LAS VEGAS – Motocross legend Ricky Carmichael has the perfect go-anywhere transporter in the all-new Chevrolet Colorado for his motorcycle, mountain bike and the gear that goes with them. Carmichael teamed with Chevrolet to develop the Colorado Performance concept to illustrate the lifestyle-supporting capability of Chevy’s new midsize pickup truck. It debuts this week at the SEMA Show, the world’s largest trade show of automotive performance and personalization. “Where I take my bikes, a full-size truck isn’t always the best solution, so a maneuverable midsize truck like the Colorado is just the ticket,” said Carmichael. “Besides a cargo bed that’s not only large enough to …

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Updated With Drive Video – 2015 Cadillac Escalade Platinum World Debut in Pebble Beach

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Only in Pebble Beach could the revised Cadillac Escalade take a firm back seat to almost all the other cars nearby! Just a few days after the revised 2015 Escalade debuted its new eight-speed automatic and range-topping Platinum models, there they were on the Cadillac show stand in California! One detail clarification is that all Escalades from now will wear the crest badge, versus just the Premium as one might have surmised from the first announcements. The overall changes are very light and center around the new crest badge — sans wreath. It is a detail thing, to be sure. The Platinum model adds a unique set of alloy wheels and the changes outlined below, but it is hard to appreciate the changes inside or out versus the standard model. A small “P” badge appears in the lower trunk-lid area to signify to Platinum outside versus the base models, as …

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AC Schnitzer Range Rover Sport S Is Seductive Style and Performance Makeover

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Have performance parts, will travel long distances at high speeds! The AC Schnitzer upgrade program for the Range Rover Sport is a dapper and subtle way to make the factory truck far more intense looking, sounding and feeling around corners. The various exhaust options let you pick the style that is just right for your RRSS. The key holder inside a cupholder insert of this and other AC Schnitzers is handy, but would be cooler there was somewhere on on the gearknob to mount the key. AC Schnitzer Range Rover Sport S You May Also Like:Jaguar Land Rover Reveals its 007 SPECTRE Cars: C-X75, Range Rover Sport SVR and Defender Big Foot The irony of Jaguar Land Rover partnering with the ultimate secret agent is deep. First off, the entire script of SPECTRE was stolen in the Sony hack in late 2014. Then, a garage full of Range Rovers was …

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